The audiology revenue cycle begins at appointment scheduling. We will discuss the process of effective third party reimbursement, specifically as it relates to hearing aids. Discussion will include: verifying coverage and benefits; selection and fitting of hearing aids being paid in whole or in part by a third-party payer; and, the billing and reimbursement process and how it is intertwined with the selection and fitting. Third-party administrators and their role in the managed care arena will also be addressed.
Course created on March 24, 2020
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how to verify insurance coverage for hearing aids.
- After this course, participants will be able to define the term "third-party administrator".
- After this course, participants will be able to explain the appropriate use of insurance and upgrade waivers.
|15-25 Minutes||Insurance Verification|
|30-35 Minutes||Billing Process|
|35-45 Minutes||Insurance Waivers|
|45-60 Minutes||Third-Party Administrators|
Kim Cavitt, AuD
Kim Cavitt, AuD was a clinical audiologist and preceptor at The Ohio State University and Northwestern University. 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 is a Past President of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA), serves as the Chair of the State of Illinois Speech Pathology and Audiology Licensure Board, serves on the Audiology Quality Consortium and serves on committees through ADA and ASHA. Dr. Cavitt is an Adjunct Lecturer at Northwestern University, a visiting lecturer at Western Michigan University and the Executive Director of the Think Audiology initiative.
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