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Oto-Acoustic Emission Audiometry - (Item 82332)

Medicare benefits are not payable under Item 82332 for routine screening of infants. The equipment used to provide this service must be capable of displaying the recorded emission and not just a pass/fail indicator.

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82332 - Additional Information

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Audiology health service, consisting of an OTO-ACOUSTIC EMISSION AUDIOMETRY for the detection of permanent congenital hearing impairment, performed by an eligible audiologist on an infant or child in circumstances in which:

(a) the service is performed pursuant to a written request made by an eligible practitioner who is:

    (i)  a specialist in the specialty of otolaryngology head and neck surgery; or

    (ii) a specialist or consultant physician in the specialty of neurology; and

(b) the infant or child is at risk due to 1 or more of the following factors:

    (i) admission to a neonatal intensive care unit;

    (ii) family history of hearing impairment;

    (iii) intra-uterine or perinatal infection (either suspected or confirmed);

    (iv) birthweight less than 1.5kg;

    (v) craniofacial deformity;

    (vi) birth asphyxia;

    (vii) chromosomal abnormality, including Down Syndrome;

    (viii) exchange transfusion; and

(c) middle ear pathology has been excluded by specialist opinion; and

(d) the infant or child is not an admitted patient of a hospital; and

(e) the service is performed on the infant or child individually and in person; and

(f) after the service, the eligible audiologist provides a copy of the results of the service performed, together with relevant comments in writing that the eligible audiologist has on those results, to the eligible practitioner who requested the service; and

(g) a service to which item 11332 applies has not been performed on the infant or child on the same day.

Fee: $48.75 Benefit: 85% = $41.45

(See para MN.15.4, MN.15.5 of explanatory notes to this Category)


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