At present, no CPT code exists for speech-in-noise tests performed to determine
SNR Loss. Practitioners who submit for reimbursement use CPT 92700 (Unlisted
ENT Service or Procedure). Using this code requires a narrative describing the
procedure and its purpose, as well as substantiation from the literature.
- Reimbursement is typically fair.
- If the third-party payer is a private carrier (such as a PPO), the practitioner
could meet with the insurance company to negotiate a fee for the procedure. The
insurance company would then assign its own code for this procedure.
- Alternatively, the practitioner may choose to bill the patient for the
procedure as a non-covered benefit, providing they discuss the charges with the
patient prior to testing.