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Evaluation of Voice and Voice Disorders: Laryngeal Function Studies

presented by Julie Barkmeier-Kraemer PhD, CCC-SLP

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Financial — Julie Kramer receives compensation from MedBridge for the production of this course. There are no other relevant financial relationships. Julie Barkmeier-Kraemer is a Professor at the University of Utah in the Division of Otolaryngology and she is Clinic Director for the Voice Disorders Center in the University of Utah Healthcare System. Non-financial — Julie Kramer is part of the working Group responsible for generating the Instrumental Voice Assessment Protocol supported by the ASHA. Julie Kramer’s research is focused on developing diagnostic methods, tools and treatment approaches for those with vocal tremor.

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In 2016, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) working group on Instrumental Voice Assessment Protocol (IVAP) completed their recommendation of the minimum voice evaluation instrumental methods and measures to be completed during a standard voice evaluation. These recommendations included methods for completing acoustic and aerodynamic measures typically coded as Laryngeal Function Studies (CPT 92520).The focus of this course is to provide a summary of the ASHA IVAP recommended instrumental laryngeal function studies methods and measures. In addition, low tech approaches for conducting acoustic and aerodynamic measures will be presented for those clinicians without access to high tech equipment.

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Julie Barkmeier-Kraemer PhD, CCC-SLP

Julie Barkmeier-Kraemer, PhD, CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist and professor in the Division of Otolaryngology, Clinic Director for the Voice Disorders Center, and Adjunct Faculty to the Communication Sciences and Disorders program at the University of Utah. Dr. Barkmeier-Kraemer received her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology at the…

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1. Acoustic Measures

This chapter will introduce the goals of completing acoustic measures as a component of laryngeal function studies (CPT 92520). Completion of only acoustic measures can be coded to indicate partial completion of laryngeal function studies during a voice evaluation (CPT 92520-52).

2. Aerodynamic Measures

The purpose of this chapter is to introduce the goals of completing aerodynamic measures as a component of laryngeal function studies (CPT 92520). Completion of only aerodynamic measures can be coded to indicate partial completion of laryngeal function studies during a voice evaluation (CPT 92520-52).

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