Third-Party Coverage and Reimbursement for Aural Rehabilitation Third-party coverage and reimbursement for aural rehabilitation is improving even if the steps forward are incremental. Audiology tends to be viewed as a diagnostic profession rather than one that provides rehabilitation services. One could say that this is a paradox when the origin of the profession is considered. Audiology ... Article
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Third-Party Coverage and Reimbursement for Aural Rehabilitation
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Article   |   April 01, 2006
Third-Party Coverage and Reimbursement for Aural Rehabilitation
SIG 7 Perspectives on Aural Rehabilitation and Its Instrumentation, April 2006, Vol. 13, 2-3. doi:10.1044/arii13.1.2
SIG 7 Perspectives on Aural Rehabilitation and Its Instrumentation, April 2006, Vol. 13, 2-3. doi:10.1044/arii13.1.2
Third-party coverage and reimbursement for aural rehabilitation is improving even if the steps forward are incremental. Audiology tends to be viewed as a diagnostic profession rather than one that provides rehabilitation services. One could say that this is a paradox when the origin of the profession is considered. Audiology came from more of a need for assisting armed service veterans recover from and compensate for hearing loss. Efforts by groups such as the Division 7 will keep the profession moving in the right direction ensuring that audiology will remain a rehabilitation profession as well as a diagnostic one. This article will briefly describe Medicare rules and other third party interpretation of aural rehabilitation as seen through the codes of the American Medical Association (AMA) Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) ©AMA.
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