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Hearing Services HCPCS Code range V5008-V5364

The HCPCS codes range Hearing Services V5008-V5364 is a standardized code set necessary for Medicare and other health insurance providers to provide healthcare claims.

HCPCS Code range (V5008-V5364),Hearing Services, contains HCPCS codes for Hearing screening, hearing aid monaural body worn air conduction, bone conduction, Conformity evaluation, Glasses air conduction.

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HCPCS Code Range V5008- V5364

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How do we code "mild reactive airway disease" when the patient has no past medical history of asthma or any other respiratory condition.

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Can you please specify the code for "mild reactive airway disease". Of note, the patient has no past medical history of asthma or any other respirator... [ Read More ]
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I’m hoping to get some advice on a particular scenario. Patient is having surgery in the near future. Patient is sent to a separate physician for assessme... [ Read More ]