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 2019 Medicare Fee Schedules for audiologists and speech-language pathologist are now available (see below)!
  • Effective January 1, 2019, some clinicians who see Medicare Part B patients in non-facility settings (e.g., private practice, outpatient clinic) may be subject to new quality reporting requirements.
  • Please continue to monitor this site or sign up for ASHA Headlines for updates on 2019 quality reporting requirements.

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Analysis of the 2019 Medicare Fee Schedule

ASHA's analysis of the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) provides an overview of relevant policy changes and calculates national average payment amounts for audiologists and speech-language pathologists. 

For further information, please contact ASHA health care policy team at reimbursement@asha.org.

See also: 2019 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System for Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists [PDF]

Understanding the Medicare Fee Schedule

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