Tag Archives: Epley
Posted on 14. Nov, 2010 by jennifer.godreau.
Medicare still won’t reimburse audiologist-billed Epley.
After two years of battles with CMS over canalith repositioning procedure (CRP) coding, physicians will finally get paid for these specific codes.
CPT® 2009 excited ENT coders with new CPT code 95992 (Canalith repositioning procedure[s] [e.g., Epley maneuver, Semont maneuver], per day) . The 2009 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule cut coders’ applause short. CMS assigned the codes ‘B’ status or always bundled making payment for CRP or the Epley menauever using the new code impossible to obtain.
The 2011 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule ends the fight for payment of CRP. At the beginning of next year,
Posted on 24. Apr, 2009 by .
In January, you finally got a code to describe the Epley maneuver, a simple but time-consuming treatment for a type of dizziness. But now you’re having even more trouble getting paid for the work.
The Epley maneuver treats a form of vertigo (386.11, Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo) that is caused by small calcium carbonate stones that have moved from the vestibule of the inner ear into the semicircular canals, where your sense of balance rests. The stones stimulate nerves and cause a spinning sensation, nausea, and unsteadiness.
In the Epley, the patient’s head is maneuvered so the calcium crystals roll out of the sensing tube and into another inner chamber of the ear, from which the body can absorb them.