In late 2018, the American Academy of Audiology, in collaboration with the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), and the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) surveyed the auditory function evaluation and computerized dynamic posturography codes at the request of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
A description of the new and revised codes follows:
Topic(s): auditory function evaluation, computerized dynamic posturography, american academy of audiology, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), American Academy of Neurology (AAN), American Academy Otoringology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), CPT - Current Procedural Terminology, Relative Value Update Committee (RUC), American Medical Association (AMA), Health Care Professionals Advisory Committee (HCPAC)
On November 2, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule for 2018.The final rule addresses adjustments to the MPFS and other Medicare Part B payment policies, including changes in valuation for services and overall payment updates.
Topic(s): Coding, Reimbursement, vestibular evaluation, vestibular disorders, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS), Medicare, CPT - Current Procedural Terminology, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE), American Medical Association (AMA), Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC), Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS), Quality Payment Program (QPP), Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS)
Insurance companies provide coverage for care, items and services that they deem to be “medically necessary.” Medicare defines medical necessity as “health-care services or supplies needed to diagnose or treat an illness or injury, condition, disease, or its symptoms and that meet accepted standards of medicine.”
Topic(s): American Medical Association (AMA), Medicare, Coding, Reimbursement