Go Back   AAPC Medical Coding & Billing Forums > Medical Coding > ENT/Otolaryngology
Forum Rules FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 11-11-2010, 09:19 AM
Pillow1 Pillow1 is offline
Guru
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Melbourne, Florida
Posts: 104
Pillow1 is on a distinguished road
Cool Coding help hearing test

Can anyone tell me what the differnce is for an audiologic function test:
92551 screening test, pure tone, air only
vs
92552 pure tone audiometry (threshold); air only
we used a machine that the patient listened and identified sounds/ tones different octives to determine his level of hearing/ thank you so much
__________________
Denise
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-11-2010, 09:21 PM
CONSULTA-A-CODER CONSULTA-A-CODER is offline
Contributor
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 18
CONSULTA-A-CODER is on a distinguished road
Default

From what you are describing it sounds like the audiometry (92552)
92551 is for screening.

I would not be able to give you a definite answer without reviewing the medical notes

I hope this helps!!

CONSULTACODER BS,CPMA,CPC,CCS
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-15-2010, 06:02 PM
preserene preserene is offline
True Blue
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 993
preserene is on a distinguished road
Default

A. Screening test involves the use of a device that produces a series of tones for eg, using some audible instrument or a tuning Fork with frequency, the traditional and conventional method of testing for the hearing ability. If the patient does not hear a certain number of tones, depending on the standard used by the office, he or she fails the test. At that point, the patient may be scheduled for further tests or referred to another source (e.g., an audiologist) to determine the exact nature of the problem.

B. That test is a diagnostic Test and it is called measurement of auditory threshold . (air tone – here means air conduction; [ you know there are two types of hearing modalities-1)Air conduction . 2) Bone conduction)] Threshold is in fact defined as the faintest tone a subject is able to hear via air conduction. THIS METHOD OF MEASUREMENT IS CALLED “Pure tone audiometry (PTA)” : Behavioural measurement of hearing threshold, as it relies on patient response to pure tone stimuli. PTA only measures thresholds. In simple words,
pure tone audiometry is used to measure the auditory threshold of an individual. The instrument used in the measurement of auditory threshold is known as the audiometer (using a headphone type)

I hope it explains a little bit more.
Thank you for tuning in!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-18-2010, 01:20 PM
Pillow1 Pillow1 is offline
Guru
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Melbourne, Florida
Posts: 104
Pillow1 is on a distinguished road
Default

WOW!! That is a tremendous help . Thank you very much. Your help is much appreciated .
__________________
Denise
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off




Disclaimer: Although AAPC staff members will monitor these forums periodically, we cannot be responsible for the information posted herein, nor guarantee its accuracy. Our members may discuss various subjects related to medical coding, but none of the information should replace the independent judgment of a physician for any given health issue. Please note that the opinions expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of AAPC.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:36 PM.

AAPC - Top

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2014, AAPC