Audiology: Are We Coming Back to AR? New Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes (American Medical Association, 2006) for auditory rehabilitation (AR), added in 2006, now clearly allow for the reimbursement of audiologists for AR services (Kander & White, 2006). Most have heard of the birth of the field of audiology at the end of World War ... Article
Article  |   June 01, 2007
Audiology: Are We Coming Back to AR?
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  • Deborah S. Culbertson
    East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
  • Susie T. Harris
    East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
  • Deborah S. CulbertsonColumn Editor
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Hearing Disorders / Professional Issues & Training / Audiology
Article   |   June 01, 2007
Audiology: Are We Coming Back to AR?
SIG 11 Perspectives on Administration and Supervision, June 2007, Vol. 17, 22-26. doi:10.1044/aas17.2.22
SIG 11 Perspectives on Administration and Supervision, June 2007, Vol. 17, 22-26. doi:10.1044/aas17.2.22
New Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes (American Medical Association, 2006) for auditory rehabilitation (AR), added in 2006, now clearly allow for the reimbursement of audiologists for AR services (Kander & White, 2006). Most have heard of the birth of the field of audiology at the end of World War II and the comprehensive military AR programs of that era. Yet, the fact remains that when provided by audiologists, these services previously have rarely been reimbursable through third-party payers. Now, two codes (92626 and 92627) related to the evaluation of auditory rehabilitation (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services terminology for AR) status are available (as of 2006) for use by audiologists and speech-language pathologists. A second set of CPT codes (92630 and 92633) related to auditory rehabilitation treatment were also approved for 2006. The four new procedures were devleoped by the ASHA Health Care Economics Committee and submitted to the American Medical Association (AMA) CPT Editorial Panel.
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