Coding for Evaluation and Treatment This article explains the development and use of ICD-9-CM diagnosis codes, CPT procedure codes, and HCPCS supply/device codes. Examples of appropriate coding combinations, and Coding rules adopted by most third party payers are given. Additionally, references for complete code lists on the Web and a list of voice-related CPT code ... Article
Article  |   March 01, 2008
Coding for Evaluation and Treatment
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Mark Kander
    Health Care Regulatory Analysis, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Rockville, MD
  • Steve White
    Health Care Economics and Advocacy, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Rockville, MD
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Voice Disorders / Swallowing, Dysphagia & Feeding Disorders / Practice Management / ASHA News & Member Stories / Speech, Voice & Prosody / Articles
Article   |   March 01, 2008
Coding for Evaluation and Treatment
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, March 2008, Vol. 18, 9-20. doi:10.1044/vvd18.1.9
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, March 2008, Vol. 18, 9-20. doi:10.1044/vvd18.1.9
Abstract

This article explains the development and use of ICD-9-CM diagnosis codes, CPT procedure codes, and HCPCS supply/device codes. Examples of appropriate coding combinations, and Coding rules adopted by most third party payers are given. Additionally, references for complete code lists on the Web and a list of voice-related CPT code edits are included. The reader is given adequate information to report an evaluation or treatment session with accurate diagnosis, procedure, and supply/device codes. Speech-language pathologists can accurately code services when given adequate resources and rules and are encouraged to insert relevant codes in the medical record rather than depend on billing personnel to accurately provide this information. Consultation is available from the Division 3 Reimbursement Committee members and from reimbursement@asha.org.

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