Coding for Hearing Tests: 92551 versus 92552

The difference between pure tone hearing tests and threshold hearing tests can confound coders. When do you use 92551 (Screening test, pure tone, air only) versus 92552 (Pure tone audiometry [threshold]; air only)? Tip: Keep in mind that one is a screening test and one is a diagnostic test.

Technical Details Point the Way

Knowing the technical differences and details of each hearing test will help coders choose the appropriate code.