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What’s New for 2021 - Codes, Medicare Advantage Plans, & More

Saturday, January 09, 2021, 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM
Virtual Online

Additional Info:
Jennifer A Micacci
CTAA Event
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
The conference link and password will be sent to all paid registrants prior to the session.

Mini-Webinar Series - 
Winter 2021

2021 brings new CPT procedures codes of interest to audiologists (including ABR and VEMP), expanded hearing aid benefit penetration in the Medicare Advantage marketplace, as well as, some changes to commercial plans in Connecticut.  Join us to learn what is new and get a jumpstart for the new year.  Topics covered will include the exploration of the new CPT codes for 2021, review of Medicare Advantage hearing aid benefit plans in Connecticut for 2021.  Improved ways to efficiently and accurately analyze hearing aid benefits for any third-party benefit plan.  Analyzing the cost/benefit of participation in a third-party network.  If you are new to billing insurance for hearing aids or would like to better understand the process, then this session is for you.

Learning Objectives

  1. Develop a protocol that will optimize accurate pre-analysis of a patient’s hearing aid benefit. 
  2. Determine when participation in a network makes sense for your practice.
  3. Utilize strategies to recoup reimbursement for professional services.
  4. Correctly utilize the new ABR and VEMP CPT codes.

Learning Level: Intermediate

.2 AAA/ABA Tier 1

About the Presenter:

Annette A. Burton, Au.D., is the director of the Easterseals Center for Better Hearing in Connecticut.  Dr. Burton is a member of the Practice Policy Advisory Committee for the American Academy of Audiology and currently serves as an alternate advisor representing the profession of audiology for the American Medical Association CPT-HCPAC. 

Dr. Burton has a passion for all things related to audiology coding and reimbursement.  She has authored and co-authored numerous articles, educational guides and presents on various topics related to coding and reimbursement at national, state and local professional conferences and universities.

Dr. Burton has no Financial or Non-Financial Conflicts to disclose.

The Connecticut Academy of Audiology is approved by the American Academy of Audiology to offer Academy CEUs for this activity. The program is worth a maximum of .2 CEUs. Academy approval of this continuing education activity is based on course content only and does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedure, or adherence of the event to the Academy's Code of Ethics. Any views that are presented are those of the presenter/CE Provider and not necessarily of the American Academy of Audiology.