Reimbursement Reminder

Reimbursement Reminder

Kim Cavitt, Au.D.


This code is described as an "unlisted otorhinolaryngological service or procedure" and is used to classify services and procedures that do not have their own, unique, specific CPT codes.

Some common examples of 92700 use:

  • Communication needs assessment
  • Vestibular evoked myogenic potential testing
  • High-frequency audiometry
  • Behavioral observation audiometry
  • Eustachian tube function testing
  • Auditory steady state response testing
  • Middle/late latency response testing
  • Use of goggles
  • Saccade testing
  • Head thrust testing
  • Speech in noise testing
  • Removal of incidental cerumen
  • Fistula testing
  • VHit
  • Vestibular autorotation test
  • Fukada
  • Acceptable noise level
  • Auditory prosthetic device fitting and service
  • Auditory prosthetic device assessment that take less than 31 minutes to complete.

These codes are individually reviewed so you will need to be able to supply, upon request from the payer, documentation of a procedure's clinical utility and medical necessity for this patient. You can use more than one use of this code on the same claim, as separate line items.

Coverage is limited for this code and the service will typically become the financial responsibility of the patient. The patient should pay your usual and customary rate on the date of service. An Advanced Beneficiary Notice (ABN) is required for traditional Medicare beneficiaries and notices of non-coverage are required for other payers.


The current traditional Medicare (Part B) Advanced Beneficiary Notice (ABN) expired in March 2020. This form has been renewed and now has an expiration date of 06/30/2023. Your current form will no longer be valid if the expiration date on the form is not updated by August 31, 2020. For more information, please visit:

ADA members can download a free updated customized ABN form at the following link: ■

Dr. Kim Cavitt was a clinical audiologist and preceptor at The Ohio State University and Northwestern University for the first ten years of her career. Since 2001, Dr. Cavitt has operated her own Audiology consulting firm, Audiology Resources, Inc. She currently serves on the State of Illinois Speech Pathology and Audiology Licensure Board. She also serves on committees through AAA and ASHA and is an Adjunct Lecturer at Northwestern University.