AMA CPT® Assistant - 2008 Issue 8 (August)

Medicine/Ophthalmology (August 2008)

August 2008 page 12a Medicine: Ophthalmology, 92270 (Q&A) Question: Is it appropriate to report code 92270 during the same session that electronystagmography (ENG) testing is performed (eg, code 92546)? Answer: No. The electronystagmography codes in the Vestibular Function Tests subsection (92541-92547) represent testing accomplished while the patient is wearing skin surface electro-oculography (EOG) electrodes that monitor eye position. Therefore, it would not be appropriate to report code 92270, Electro-oculography with interpretation and report, to describe saccadic testing during electronystagmography (ENG) testing. Code 92270 is an ophthalmological test procedure that also uses electrodes; however, they are placed on the...

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