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The Outpatient Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Services

Audiology and speech-language pathology services under Medicare Part B (outpatient) have reimbursement rates established by the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) regardless of provider setting, except for outpatient audiology services provided in hospitals. This site provides information on the MPFS for audiologists and speech-language pathologists, including in-depth analysis of relevant policy changes and revisions to the fee schedule, Medicare Part B payment rules, geographic adjustment calculations, and new developments. The fee schedule is updated annually by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Analysis of the 2015 Medicare Fee Schedule

ASHA's analysis of the 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) provides an overview of relevant policy changes and calculates national average payment amounts for audiologists and speech-language pathologists. 

Note: On April 16, 2015, the President signed into law the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, which eliminates the 21% cut that went into effect on April 1, 2015, and freezes MPFS rates at current levels through June 30, 2015. From July 1 to December 31, 2015, the fee schedule will receive a 0.5% payment update. Please continue to monitor this site or sign up for ASHA Headlines for updates to the MPFS.

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See also: Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System for Audiologists [PDF]

Understanding the Medicare Fee Schedule

2014 Medicare Fee Schedules

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