Audiologists: Interested in Maximizing Your Reimbursement? To help audiologists meet new Medicare reporting and quality requirements—and to demonstrate their value in the broader health care arena—ASHA is developing an audiology registry that will collect patient outcomes from audiologists. As part of the registry development, audiologists are invited to participate in the first-phase peer review of the ... ASHA News
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Audiologists: Interested in Maximizing Your Reimbursement?
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ASHA News   |   April 01, 2016
Audiologists: Interested in Maximizing Your Reimbursement?
The ASHA Leader, April 2016, Vol. 21, 58. doi:10.1044/leader.AN4.21042016.58
The ASHA Leader, April 2016, Vol. 21, 58. doi:10.1044/leader.AN4.21042016.58
To help audiologists meet new Medicare reporting and quality requirements—and to demonstrate their value in the broader health care arena—ASHA is developing an audiology registry that will collect patient outcomes from audiologists.
As part of the registry development, audiologists are invited to participate in the first-phase peer review of the National Outcomes Measurement System (NOMS) for audiology. This peer review is open until April 17.
There will be two review phases for the adult-data registry, with plans to add pediatric components. By participating in the peer review, audiologists provide input on the data elements that will support clinical practice, validate increased quality of life, and establish audiologists as the primary health professional for hearing loss, tinnitus and balance.
Medicare and other payers are reducing payments to providers based on the providers’ participation in and performance on quality and outcome data collection systems. This year, for instance, many audiologists will see a 2-percent cut in Medicare payments, with cuts rising to as high as 9 percent by 2021. Participating in NOMS—when it is operational—will help audiologists to conform with the requirements and avoid penalties.
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