Ian M. Windmill

Ian M. Windmill

Ian M. Windmill, PhD, is the director of audiology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, and a past president of the American Academy of Audiology.

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Medicare, Hearing Care, and Audiology: Data-Driven Perspectives

For the public at large, Medicare evokes the concept of a health insurance plan for the aged or retired population. Created in 1965 to provide a safety net for older individuals who faced substantial medical problems, the benefits available to Medicare beneficiaries are generally more limited than those available through private health insurance plans. Medicare has four parts (Medicare.com, 2018) as summarized in Table 1.  

Topic(s): CPT - Current Procedural Terminology, Medicaid, Medicare, Coding, Reimbursement, Practice Management