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Audiology tests - looking for dx code

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    Default Audiology tests - looking for dx code
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    Hello - I code for ENT & Audiology. What dx code would you use
    if a pt arrived for suspected hearing loss and after tests were completed it was determined there was no hearing loss? Thank you, Sheri

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    Default Evon Pefaur, CPC
    There are V codes for Exam of ears and hearing...V72.1x. Some insurances do not like to pay for this diagnosis so if there are any other symptom codes (i.e. sudden hearing loss, tinnitus, etc) I would use one of those instead.

    Evon Pefaur, CPC
    ENT

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    I use 388.40 and have no problem getting paid.

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    Default Thank you
    Appreciate your feedback.
    S. Stevens, CPC

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    do any of you know of a Dx code for hearing testing when it is a screen such as for entrance to military or military acadamies? Would it be appropriate to use a V-code in this situation?

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    I would use the V code in this case.

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