Many audiology services can’t quickly pivot to telepractice, which may result in audiologists experiencing a greater sense of urgency to return to or increase in-person services. ASHA is advocating for the expansion of codes that can be used for telepractice, as currently, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have only approved only cochlear implant codes. Audiologists should check their private payer contracts to determine what codes/procedures are covered for telepractice provision. Audiologists face challenges related to reimbursement needs from in-person service provision and modification of services to allow for their personal safety and the safety of those with whom they work.
Note: This list is not intended to be exhaustive and will be updated as additional information and opinions become available.
Follow best practices for disinfecting audiology equipment. See the following chart: Infection Prevention and Control for Audiology Equipment [PDF].