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Intepretation-Caloric Vestibular Test (92543)

  1. Question Intepretation-Caloric Vestibular Test (92543)
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    I need some help interpreting this code correctly. I have interpreted 92543, caloric vestibular test, each irrigation (binaural, bithermal stimunlation constitutes 4 tests), with recording, as only being able to report this code as 1 unit when the four irrigations are performed. My manager interprets this as being to report 4 units when the four irrigations occur. Help!!!

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    Tuscaloosa, AL
    Bill X 4 if done hot and cold for each ear.

    Jerri, CPC
    Jerri, CPC

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    Yes this is x4 for this code.

  4. Default CPT code 92543
    I know that you bill the technical component per irrigation, e.g. hot/cold irrigation in each ear x4, but when the physician is interpreting the results, is it billed x1 or does he intrepret and report on each irrgation too?

    Can anyone help me please?
    Last edited by Barbara A. Love; 04-14-2010 at 06:01 AM.

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