AMA CPT® Assistant - 2009 Issue 3 (March)

Medicine/Special Otorhinolarygolic Service (March 2009)

March 2009 page 11a Medicine: Special Otorhinolarygolic Service, 92506, modifer 52 (Q&A) Question: Is it appropriate to report code 92506, Evaluation of speech, language, voice, communication, and/or auditory processing disorder with modifier 52, Reduced services, for an assessment that includes only a voice assessment? Answer: Yes. A voice evaluation is reported with CPT code 92506. Modifier 52 is not necessary in this instance. Code 92506 is used to report evaluation of speech or voice production, receptive language, and expressive language abilities. The tests may examine speech sound production, articulatory movements of oral musculature, the patient's ability to understand...

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