New and Revised CPT Codes For 2017
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.
New CPT Code Modifier
95, Synchronous telemedicine service rendered
via a real-time interactive audio and video telecommunications system
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
New Place of Service (POS) Code
02, The location where health
services and health related services are provided or received, through a
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.