This course will discuss factors affecting hearing aid reimbursement including the influence of insurances/HMOs, government regulations and corporate structures. Pro's and con's of billing models will also be discussed.
Course created on March 20, 2020
- After this course, participants will be able to identify benefits and constraints of insurance/HMO reimbursement for hearing aids and related services.
- After this course, participants will be able to execute appropriate procedures to discover coverage policies established by Medicaid agencies, insurers, and HMOs.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the most appropriate charge/reimbursement model for each respective practice in addition to the impact of imposed charge/reimbursement models.
|5-15 Minutes||Role of Medicare and Medicaid|
|15-25 Minutes||Medicaid regulatory requirements|
|25-35 Minutes||Commercial insurance/HMO coverage|
|35-45 Minutes||Corporate structures of dispensing|
|45-55 Minutes||Bundling vs. unbundling|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
Robert C. Fifer
Director of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology at the Mailman Center for Child Development at the University of Miami
Robert C. Fifer, Ph.D. is currently the Director of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology at the Mailman Center for Child Development, Department of Pediatrics, University of Miami School of Medicine. He received his B.S. degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in Speech-Language Pathology with a minor in Deaf Education. His M.A. degree is from Central Michigan University in Audiology. And his Ph.D. degree is from Baylor College of Medicine in Audiology and Bioacoustics. Dr. Fifer’s clinical and research interests focus on the areas of auditory evoked potentials, central auditory processing, early detection of hearing loss in children, and auditory anatomy and physiology. He is the immediate Past-President of the Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists, a member of ASHA’s Health Care Economics Committee, and the ASHA representative to the American Medical Association’s Health Care Professions Advisory Committee for the Relative Value Utilization Committee in addition to being ASHA’s representative to the AMA’s Practice Expense Advisory Committee. Additional responsibilities at the state level include serving as a consultant to the Florida Department of Health’s Children’s Medical Services and the audiology representative to the Genetics and Newborn Screening Advisory Council.
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