American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Billing for Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials (VEMPs)

The Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA), the American Academy of Audiology (AAA), and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) collaborated on the following guidance regarding the appropriate billing and coverage of vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (VEMPs).

The American Medical Association (AMA) owns the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes and definition and publishes guidance regularly through the CPT Assistant. Per the March 2011 issue of the CPT Assistant, 92700 (unlisted otorhinolaryngological service or procedure) should be reported when VEMP testing is performed. There is no more specific code at this time to describe this testing.

It is also important to read and review your Medicaid and third-party payer contracts to determine whether or not VEMPs are a covered procedure. State Medicaid programs may have specific coding and coverage guidance unique to the performance of VEMPs in a particular state.

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