The following updates to Current Procedural Terminology (CPT ® American Medical Association) and Healthcare Common Procedures Coding System (HCPCS) Level II codes related to speech-language pathology services are effective January 1, 2023. Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) can contact ASHA's health care policy team at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.
For past updates, see speech-language pathology CPT and HCPCS code changes for 2022 and 2021.
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The following new CPT codes are effective January 1, 2023. There are no new HCPCS Level II codes related to speech-language pathology services or devices in 2023.
The following CPT code is added to the existing family of remote therapeutic monitoring (RTM) services for 2023.
98978 Remote therapeutic monitoring (eg, therapy adherence, therapy response); device(s) supply with scheduled (eg, daily) recording(s) and/or programmed alert(s) transmission to monitor cognitive behavioral therapy, each 30 days
The following Category III CPT code related to VR technology for therapy is added for 2023.
0770T Virtual reality technology to assist therapy (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure)
(Use 0770T only in conjunction with 90832, 90833, 90834, 90836, 90837, 90838, 90847, 90849, 90853, 92507, 92508, 96158, 96159, 96164, 96165, 96167, 96168, 96170, 96171, 97110, 97112, 97129, 97150, 97153, 97154, 97155, 97158, 97530, 97533, 97535, 97537)
(Do not report 0770T more than once per session)
There are no revised or deleted CPT or HCPCS Level II codes directly related to speech-language pathology services or devices in 2023.
The official CPT codebook published by the AMA includes Appendix P, which lists CPT codes that the CPT Editorial Panel has determined can be reported with modifier -95 (synchronous audio-visual telehealth service). The following CPT codes related to speech-language pathology services are added to Appendix P in 2023.
92507 Treatment of speech, language, voice, communication, and/or auditory processing disorder; individual
92508 group, two or more individuals
92521 Evaluation of speech fluency (eg, stuttering, cluttering)
92522 Evaluation of speech sound production (eg, articulation, phonological process, apraxia, dysarthria);
92523 with evaluation of language comprehension and expression (eg, receptive and expressive language)
92524 Behavioral and qualitative analysis of voice and resonance
92526 Treatment of swallowing dysfunction and/or oral function for feeding
96105 Assessment of aphasia (includes assessment of expressive and receptive speech and language function, language comprehension, speech production ability, reading, spelling, writing, eg, by Boston Diagnostic Aphasia Examination) with interpretation and report, per hour
96125 Standardized cognitive performance testing (eg, Ross Information Processing Assessment) per hour of a qualified health care professional's time, both face-to-face time administering tests to the patient and time interpreting these test results and preparing the report