Professional Practice: Swallowing Treatment and Use of CPT Billing Codes Accurate billing of swallowing procedures is an important part of professional practice of speech-language pathologists. However, confusion exists about which CPT codes (a five digit code used for the recording of procedures and services performed by health care providers) should be used by speech-language pathologists performing dysphagia evaluation and ... Article
Article  |   April 01, 1997
Professional Practice: Swallowing Treatment and Use of CPT Billing Codes
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Professional Practice
Article   |   April 01, 1997
Professional Practice: Swallowing Treatment and Use of CPT Billing Codes
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), April 1997, Vol. 6, 13-14. doi:10.1044/sasd6.1.13
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), April 1997, Vol. 6, 13-14. doi:10.1044/sasd6.1.13
Accurate billing of swallowing procedures is an important part of professional practice of speech-language pathologists. However, confusion exists about which CPT codes (a five digit code used for the recording of procedures and services performed by health care providers) should be used by speech-language pathologists performing dysphagia evaluation and treatment.
In 1996, new and revised CPT codes were published. I have received many calls from speech-language pathologists asking whether these codes should replace or be used in combination with old CPT codes. Therefore, I have asked ASHA's Co-director of Private Health Plans, Janet McCarty, to clarify current dysphagia billing practice for our members. Janet is interested in hearing from you regarding dysphagia billing questions and concerns. You may contact Janet McCarty or Harriet Klontz at (301) 987-5700, ext. 194 or via e-mail: JMcCarty@asha.org or HKlontz@ASHA.org.
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