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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 & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Latest Developments

  • The 2020 Medicare Fee Schedule and Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System analyses for audiologists and SLPs are now available below.
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Analysis of the 2020 Medicare Fee Schedule

ASHA's analysis of the 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) provides an overview of relevant policy changes and calculates national average payment amounts for audiologists and speech-language pathologists. 

See also: 2020 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System for Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists [PDF]

Analysis of the 2019 Medicare Fee Schedule

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