As I speak around the country, I am often surprised how many providers are not aware of CPT codes that speech-language pathologists (SLPs) could and should be using to bill to an insurance carrier for the evaluation of a speech-generating augmentative and alternative communication device (SGD). A SGD is a device that produces digital or synthesized speech. In this week’s article, I will explain how to use the evaluation CPT codes for an evaluation for a SGD as well as how to bill for the programming, modification and patient education and training associated with a SGD.
Lets begin with the evaluation CPT codes. There are 2 CPT codes SLPs should be using when performing an evaluation for a SGD.
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