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Using 92630

Using 92630

Aural Rehabilitation has caused a lot of confusion regarding how to do the medical billing correctly for the best reimbursements. Additionally, medical billing changes to Aural Rehab CPT codes have incorrectly caused many people to believe Aural Rehabilitation is not covered.

Medicare actually assigned status code “I” to all new medical billing codes for auditory rehabilitation. These codes are 92630 and 92633. This means that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will not pay for auditory rehabilitation, only diagnostic audiology. However, this is only true if an audiologist performs the service and the medical billing.

There are several other medical professionals that could possibly perform medical billing for aural rehabilitation. A speech language pathologist is one example of a provider who could get reimbursed by CMS for aural rehab.

It is important when reviewing new medical billing changes not to jump to any conclusions. If you did this, you could be missing out on money. For example, there may still be speech pathologists that perform aural rehabilitation, but don’t perform medical billing for the service. Any new change should be closely research and inspected for validity for your practice.

Hiring a medical billing firm to review new coding changes and to handle your claims is a wise idea. Training your own staff could take a lot of time and effort. Medical billing companies deal with policy changes daily and leave your staff free to help you run a successful practice without the hassles of keeping up with the changes in the world of medical billing.

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