Academy Encourages CMS to Allow Audiologists to Use Medicare Online Assessment “G” Codes

Academy Encourages CMS to Allow Audiologists to Use Medicare Online Assessment “G” Codes

December 21, 2020 Government Relations News

The Academy has delivered a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) urging them to issue a Correction Notice to the 2021 Physician Fee Schedule to add audiologists to the list of providers able to use online assessment “G” codes designed for practitioners who are not authorized to perform evaluation and management (“E&M”) services. 

In response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, CMS authorized licensed clinical social workers, clinical psychologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists to report these online assessments effective March 31, 2020.

The Academy has expressed to CMS that it is “unreasonable, arbitrary, and inconsistent” for CMS to establish a policy that creates online assessment codes specifically for those who may not perform E&M services then exclude only audiologists. 


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