This course will serve as the annual update to address changes in coding, billing, reimbursement, insurance and compliance and its effects on audiology. We will also discuss the basics of the Over the Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017 and healthcare reform, including the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).
Course created on February 14, 2018
- After this course learners will be able to list the ICD 10, CPT and HCPCS changes for 2017.
- After this course learners will be able to define the term "third-party administrator".
- After this course learners will be able to describe the Merit Based Incentive Payment System.
|5-10 Minutes||Coding Changes|
|10-15 Minutes||Legislation OTC Bill|
|15-30 Minutes||Managed Care Considerations|
|30-50 Minutes||HealthCare Reform|
Kim Cavitt, AuD was a clinical audiologist and preceptor at The Ohio State University and Northwestern University for the first ten years of her career. Since 2001, Dr. Cavitt has operated her own Audiology consulting firm, Audiology Resources, Inc. Audiology Resources, Inc. provides comprehensive operational, compliance and reimbursement consulting services to hearing healthcare providers. She currently serves as the Interim Chair of the Audiology Quality Consortium (AQC), Vice-President of Government Affairs for the Illinois Academy of Audiology and is a member of the State of Illinois Speech Pathology and Audiology Licensure Board. She also serves on committees through ADA and ASHA and is an Adjunct Lecturer at Northwestern University. She is a past president of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology.
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