Pessis, Paul
May 2010
Audiology Today;May/Jun2010, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p36
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the new Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) relative to the reduction based on the sustainable growth rate (SGR) for the services of audiology practitioners. It states that the Medicare reimbursement of every procedure performed by the audiologists within their range of practice is listed in the MPFS. It mentions that the Congress accorded to reverse the effects of SGR, the flawed formula which intends to hold spending for some services determined in Medicare Part B and identified increases for the practitioners. It discusses the effects of the most usually charged service offered by an audiologist, CPT 92557 and noted two clinical experiences that could help define the demand to reverse the billing protocols for the audiologists.


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