How To Use CPT Code 92617

CPT 92617 describes the interpretation and report of a video recording of an endoscopic evaluation of a patient’s swallowing function and laryngeal sensory testing. This article will cover the description, official description, procedure, qualifying circumstances, appropriate usage, documentation requirements, billing guidelines, historical information, similar codes and billing examples.

1. What is CPT Code 92617?

CPT 92617 can be used to describe the interpretation and report of a video recording of an endoscopic evaluation of a patient’s swallowing function and laryngeal sensory testing. This code is used when a healthcare provider reviews the cine or video recording to assess the health of the muscles involved in swallowing and to evaluate sensory and motor deficits in the laryngeal muscles.

2. Official Description

The official description of CPT code 92617 is: ‘Flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing and laryngeal sensory testing by cine or video recording; interpretation and report only.’

3. Procedure

  1. The healthcare provider reviews a video recording of an endoscopic evaluation of the patient’s swallowing function and laryngeal sensory testing.
  2. The provider assesses the health of the muscles involved in swallowing and evaluates sensory and motor deficits in the laryngeal muscles.
  3. The provider generates a report summarizing their findings from the video recording.

4. Qualifying circumstances

Patients eligible for CPT 92617 services are those who have undergone a flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing and laryngeal sensory testing by cine or video recording. The provider must interpret the video recording and generate a report summarizing their findings.

5. When to use CPT code 92617

CPT code 92617 should be used when a healthcare provider is interpreting and reporting the findings from a video recording of an endoscopic evaluation of swallowing and laryngeal sensory testing. This code should not be used when the provider performs the procedure itself.

6. Documentation requirements

To support a claim for CPT 92617, the healthcare provider must document the following information:

  • Details of the video recording, including the date and time it was made
  • Specific findings from the video recording, including the assessment of swallowing function and laryngeal sensory testing
  • Interpretation of the video recording and any relevant observations or conclusions
  • Creation of a report summarizing the provider’s findings

7. Billing guidelines

When billing for CPT 92617, ensure that the provider is only reporting the interpretation and report of the video recording. This code should not be reported if the provider performed the procedure itself. Review all codes in the range 92612 to 92617 before choosing the final code for an endoscopic swallowing evaluation.

8. Historical information

CPT 92617 was added to the Current Procedural Terminology system on January 1, 2003. There have been no updates or changes to the code since its addition.

9. Examples

  1. A speech-language pathologist interpreting a video recording of an endoscopic evaluation of a patient’s swallowing function and laryngeal sensory testing.
  2. An otolaryngologist reviewing a video recording of a patient’s endoscopic evaluation to assess their swallowing function and laryngeal sensory testing.
  3. A gastroenterologist generating a report summarizing their findings from a video recording of an endoscopic evaluation of a patient’s swallowing function and laryngeal sensory testing.
  4. A radiologist interpreting a video recording of an endoscopic evaluation to evaluate the health of the muscles involved in swallowing and to assess sensory and motor deficits in the laryngeal muscles.
  5. A neurologist reviewing a video recording of a patient’s endoscopic evaluation to assess their swallowing function and laryngeal sensory testing.
  6. An otolaryngologist generating a report summarizing their findings from a video recording of an endoscopic evaluation of a patient’s swallowing function and laryngeal sensory testing.
  7. A speech-language pathologist interpreting a video recording of an endoscopic evaluation to evaluate the health of the muscles involved in swallowing and to assess sensory and motor deficits in the laryngeal muscles.
  8. A gastroenterologist reviewing a video recording of a patient’s endoscopic evaluation to assess their swallowing function and laryngeal sensory testing.
  9. A radiologist generating a report summarizing their findings from a video recording of an endoscopic evaluation of a patient’s swallowing function and laryngeal sensory testing.
  10. A neurologist interpreting a video recording of an endoscopic evaluation to evaluate the health of the muscles involved in swallowing and to assess sensory and motor deficits in the laryngeal muscles.

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