Two Therapy Code List Updates for 2010

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is making two code changes to the initial 2010 therapy code list update—adding one code and removing another. These changes will affect physicians, therapists and providers of therapy services billing Medicare.

Effective Jan. 1, 2010, CMS is updating the therapy code list with the “Sometimes Therapy” CPT® code 92520 Laryngeal function studies (ie, aerodynamic testing and acoustic testing). This code always represents therapy services when performed by a therapist and requires a therapy modifier.

CMS is also deleting CPT® code 95992 Standard Canalith repositioning procedure(s), (eg, Epley maneuver, Semont maneuver), per day, effective Jan. 1, 2010.

CMS Transmittal 1850, Change Request 6719 provides the official instruction regarding this change and may be viewed on the CMS Web site.


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