Course Description

This course was recorded, as a live stream from Chicago, on February 6th and 7th, 2020. The course instructor is Kim Cavitt, AuD, owner of Audiology Resources, Inc. and the course moderator is Brian Urban, AuD of CounselEar.

The purpose of this program is to provide audiologists, students and their staff with the fundamentals of compliance, coding, reimbursement, and practice management in an audiology practice. I want attendees to have takeaways that will benefit the practice and the patients they serve and immediately improve their productivity and profitability.

The course is geared to audiology practices, otolaryngology practices which house an audiology department, hospital audiology departments or hearing aid dispensing practices which employ audiologists.

The course will address the following topics:

Codes of Ethics Of Audiology
Published Professional Guidelines For Audiology
State Licensure Laws for Audiology
Legal Aspects of Audiology State Licensure Laws
False Claims Act
Stark Laws
Food and Drug Administration Guidance on Hearing Aids
Managed Care Terms
Insurance Contracting/Contract Renegotiation for Audiologists
Insurance Credentialing
Insurance Verification
Third-Party Reimbursement Tips
Billing Hearing Aids to Third-Parties
Insurance Process
CMS 1500 Form Requirements
CPT Coding
Coding Scenarios
ICD 10 and its Implementation
Evaluation and Management Codes and their Role in Audiology
Documentation and Report Writing
Medicare and Medicaid
Medicare Enrollment for Audiologists
Medicare Policies for Audiology
Medicare Order Requirements for Audiologists
Merit Based Incentive Payment System
Advanced Beneficiary Notice Use for Traditional Medicare
Pre-Determination for Medicare Part C
Notification of Non-Coverage
Disruptive Innovation/2020 Competition
Pricing Strategies for the Audiology Practice/Breakeven
Diagnostic Procedure Pricing
Hearing Aid Service Pricing
Bundled Pricing Models
Unbundled/Itemized Pricing Models
Purchasers will have access to the course slides and chat/question log from the event.

Audiology Resources does offer printed slide booklets. The cost is $50, including Priority Mail shipping.

This training event offers up to 1.6 American Academy of Audiology  approved continuing education credits. State audiology licensure, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association certification, and American Board of Audiology certification requires evidence of course attendance. This will be supplied at the end of each course via a certificate, once the course assessment and/or course evaluation (which are both requirements for continuing education) have been completed and submitted. Audiology Resources reports continuing education to the American Academy of Audiology, after receipt of materials, on a quarterly basis. Audiology Resources also retains records of course attendance in the event of a continuing education audit.

Only the individual who registered and paid for a course is eligible for continuing education credit and is eligible to ask questions as part of the no charge guidance. The no charge guidance runs for six-months from the date of the purchase or log in to the event. No other individual who viewed the course or completed an assessment can apply for continuing education or receive no charge guidance.

President, Audiology Resources, Inc.

Kim Cavitt, AuD

Kim Cavitt, AuD was a clinical audiologist and preceptor at The Ohio State University and Northwestern University for the first ten years of her career. Since 2001, Dr. Cavitt has operated her own Audiology consulting firm, Audiology Resources, Inc. Audiology Resources, Inc. provides comprehensive operational, compliance and reimbursement consulting services to hearing healthcare providers. She currently serves as the Interim Chair of the Audiology Quality Consortium (AQC), Vice-President of Government Affairs for the Illinois Academy of Audiology and is Chair of the State of Illinois Speech Pathology and Audiology Licensure Board. She also serves on committees through ADA, AAA and ASHA and is an Adjunct Lecturer and Clinic Placement Coordinator at Northwestern University. She is a past president of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Boot Camp Modules

    • Course Details

    • Day #1 - Ethical/Legal

    • Day #1 - Coding

    • Day #2 - Managed Care

    • Day #2 - Differentiation and Pricing

    • Slides from Boot Camp - Day #1

    • Slides from Boot Camp - Day #2

    • Roadmap to Compliance

    • Corrections to Evaluation and Management Consultation Codes

    • Medicare Chapter 15

    • The Current Landscape of Amplification and Delivery

    • Question/Answer Log from February 6th and 7th, 2020 Live Stream

  • 2

    Final Steps

    • Course Evaluation - Required for CEU Submissions