CMS Updates Audiology Code List to Include New Caloric CPT Codes 92537 and 92538
Effective January 1, 2016, CPT codes 92537 and 92538 replaced CPT code 92543 (Caloric vestibular test, each irrigation, with recording). Since that time, the Academy has received reports of denials from audiologists attempting to use the new codes. The reason for the denial (s) cited that the new codes did not appear on the Audiology Code List available on the CMS Web site. The Academy has been working with CMS to update the code list to include CPT codes 92537 and 92538. As of March 31, 2016, those codes now appear on the Audiology Code List. If you received a denial, we would encourage you to go back to your Medicare contractor and inform them that the update has been made. The Academy will also contact Medicare contractors with this update.
For more information on CMS’s policies regarding Audiology Services, visit CMS’ Web site.