The Essential Guide to Coding in Audiology: Coding, Billing, and Practice Management, written by audiologists for audiologists, addresses coding, reimbursement, contracting with third-party payers, and the federal and state regulations that govern the practice of audiology, Plural Publishing announced. Plural Publishing produces academic, scientific, and clinical publications in the fields of speech-language pathology, audiology, otolaryngology, and professional singing.

This guide for practicing audiologists in the United States fills what Plural Publishing calls “the gap” in training students in coding with a readable yet searchable book, by offering everyday information for the seasoned audiologist as well as one considering the launch of a private practice. Included are sections on audiology coding basics and advanced issues, federal regulations, and ICD-10-CM.

The goal of this book is to provide contemporary information and supportive resources in one location for what may seem to be, according to Plural, “elusive information” for audiologists and students regarding coding, reimbursement, and compliance processes facing audiologists in many settings. The last decade has brought many notable changes to audiology; this user-friendly text was written to provide the reader, whether you are a student or a seasoned professional, the means to navigate these changes successfully.

Coding and compliance are dynamic processes and, to assist, a toolbox of the three code families “vital” to audiologists are detailed within these pages. The procedure codes (CPT codes), the disease codes (ICD-10 codes), and the HCPCS codes for hearing aids and related services utilized by audiologists, are provided.

Book Details

Title: The Essential Guide to Coding in Audiology | Editor: Debra Abel | Published: 11/27/2017 | ISBN: 978-1-59756-893-7 |

About The Authors

Debra Abel, AuD, received her Bachelor and Master’s degrees from Kent State University and her AuD from the Arizona School of Health Sciences. Employed by the Alliance Eye and Ear Clinic for 14 years, she transitioned that practice into a private one, where she was for 13 years.

Abel is the manager of coding and contracting services for Audigy and is also associated with Arch Health Partners in Poway, Calif, where she provides audiologic services on a per diem basis. Abel was the American Academy of Audiology’s (AAA) senior specialist, practice management, and served as an Academy Board member-at-large, as the chair of the Academy’s Coding and Reimbursement Committee and as a member of the Academy?’s Ethical Practice Board. Currently, she sits on the Practice Compliance Committee and the board of the AAA Foundation.

Source: Plural Publishing

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