Cpt for smell test

suszielynn

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Does anyone know what the new code (if any) is for a smell test? The test is very simple...just requires that a patient can identify a strong odor compared to water. The CPT 2007 had a temporary code for it but there is not one in the 2008 CPT.

Any help would be most appreciated.
 
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response to CPT for smell test

how about 92512?
Does anyone know what the new code (if any) is for a smell test? The test is very simple...just requires that a patient can identify a strong odor compared to water. The CPT 2007 had a temporary code for it but there is not one in the 2008 CPT.

Any help would be most appreciated.
 

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Hi, all

I have a little resistance using 92512. In the 2008 ENT coding companian it states that 92512 is used for analyzing nasal resistance during breathing.

Not quite sure that would fall under a smell test?????
 

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Below if the description for the cpt code 92512. I don't think it fits the smell test...I'm inclined to use the unlisted code. I would also attach the doc report with the claim.

"Nasal function studies are performed for analyzing nasal resistance during breathing. In rhinomanometry, the physician uses a tubular probe to generate and transmit an audible sound signal into the patient's nasal cavity through an anatomically fitted nosepiece. A microphone picks up the sound from the nasal cavity and the data is analyzed by computer to determine area distance in the nasal cavity."
 
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