Billing for an Audiologist

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August 7, 2014

Question:  

Can we bill our audiologist’s services under the physician’s name and NPI?

Answer:

It depends on the payer. Medicare requires, and has since 2008, audiologists to be credentialed and bill under their own NPI (National Provider Identifier) for any services personally performed. Thus, any services personally performed by an audiologist cannot be billed under a supervising physician’s NPI to Medicare. Check with your other payers for their credentialing requirements for audiologists.