Temporary Telehealth Coverage Expanded for Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released an expanded list of telehealth services March 31. The 24 newly added current procedural terminology (CPT) codes for audiology and speech-language pathology will be covered through the duration of the public health emergency.

The updated telehealth list expands the number of telehealth services audiologists and speech-language pathologists may now bill directly to Medicare. The expanded services include diagnosis and treatment of swallowing problems, therapy for improving cognitive function, speech-generating devices and hearing services.  

Members with questions should contact Renée Smiddy at the MHA.