"Incident To" Billing and Supervision According to Medicare Rule

October 29, 2014

8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. ET

Sponsored by SIG 6 Hearing and Hearing Disorders: Research and Diagnostics

Since 2007, Medicare has required that audiologists have a National Provider Identifier (NPI) number and that all hearing and balance services performed by the audiologist are correctly attributed on the claim. The old practice of the physician billing for the audiologist’s service, referred to as “incident to,” is not acceptable and places physicians at risk for audit by the Office of the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. More importantly, the codes often used by audiologists are incorrectly assigned to physicians as the primary billers, which affect the audiology community’s ability to advocate for reimbursement and payment policies. These procedures must be billed to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) using the audiologist’s NPI number. The following panelists will answer questions:
  
  • Neil DiSarno, PhD, CCC-A, ASHA Chief Staff Officer for Audiology
  • Lisa Satterfield, MS, CCC-A, ASHA Director, Health Care Regulatory Advocacy
  • Kim Cavitt, AuD, Audiology Resources, Inc., Owner

    This online chat is a result of a collaborative effort among the Academy of Doctors of Audiology, the American Academy of Audiology and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is a free event and open to the public (no CEUs are offered).

 

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