New and Revised CPT Codes For 2017

Audiology

The following are additions to place of service (POS) codes and modifiers of interest to audiologists, effective January 1, 2017.

New CPT Codes

No new audiology codes have been added for 2017.

Revised CPT Codes

No audiology codes have been revised for 2017.

Deleted CPT Codes

No audiology codes have been deleted for 2017.

Other Changes

New CPT Code Modifier

95, Synchronous telemedicine service rendered via a real-time interactive audio and video telecommunications system

ASHA Note: This new modifier was created by the American Medical Association through the CPT system and does not replace the existing GQ (Telehealth service rendered via asynchronous telecommunications system) and GT (Telehealth service rendered via interactive audio and video telecommunications system) modifiers that were created through the Health Care Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS). Audiologists should check with payers regarding implementation and use of telepractice related modifiers on the claim form.

New Place of Service (POS) Code

02, The location where health services and health related services are provided or received, through a telecommunication system

ASHA Note: This new POS was created by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Audiologists should check with payers regarding implementation and use on telepractice related claims. More information on POS codes is available on the CMS website.

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