AMA CPT® Assistant - 2011 Issue 3 (March)

Manual and Automated Audiometry (March 2011)

March 2011 page 8 Manual and Automated Audiometry Manual audiometry (eg, code 92557, Comprehensive audiometry threshold evaluation and speech recognition (92553 and 92556 combined)) requires active and ongoing clinical judgment, participation, presentation, and control of the components of the procedure by a qualified professional. In contrast, automated audiometry involves the evaluation of the auditory system using computer algorithms without the requirement of constant, ongoing clinical judgment by a qualified professional—typically an audiologist or physician—during the acquisition of data. A Category III code (eg, 0212T, Comprehensive audiometry threshold evaluation and speech recognition (0209T, 0211T combined), automated) should be...

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