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Videostroboscopy and Nasopharyngoscopy Procedures Performed by Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs)

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A53428
Article Title
Videostroboscopy and Nasopharyngoscopy Procedures Performed by Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs)
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10/01/2015
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02/26/2018
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Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) are trained in basic laryngeal examination related to speech and dysfunctional swallowing conditions. Since an SLP does not have the experience or knowledge to biopsy a neoplasm or an anatomical pathologic condition, Palmetto PGA will reimburse a videostroboscopy and nasopharyngoscopy service when an SLP performs the service under the direct supervision of a physician credentialed by the hospital to perform the services.

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02/26/2018 R3 The Jurisdiction "J" Part B Contracts for Alabama (10112), Georgia (10212) and Tennessee (10312) are now being serviced by Palmetto GBA. Effective 02/26/18, these three contract numbers are being added to this article. No coverage, coding or other substantive changes (beyond the addition of the 3 Part B contract numbers) have been completed in this revision.
09/28/2016 R2

Annual validation with no revisions made.

09/28/2016 R1 Annual Validation of Videostroboscopy and Nasopharyngoscopy Procedures Performed by Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) Article A53430 with no revisions.
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Keywords

  • Videostroboscopy
  • Nasopharyngoscopy