Navigating the Turbulent Seas of Health Care Economics This invited submission reviews: The ASHA health care economics committee (HCEC) composition and activities; A Patient Protections and Affordable Care Act (PPACA); The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), including: Current Procedural Terminology (CPT); Relative Value Units (RVUs); International Classification of ... Article
Article  |   November 01, 2013
Navigating the Turbulent Seas of Health Care Economics
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Robert Burkard
    Department of Rehabilitation Science, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
  • Stuart Trembath
    Hearing Associates, P.C., Mason City, IA
  • Financial Disclosure: Robert Burkard is Professor and Chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Science, University at Buffalo. Stuart Trembath is an Audiologist and owner of Hearing Associates, P.C. in Iowa.
    Financial Disclosure: Robert Burkard is Professor and Chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Science, University at Buffalo. Stuart Trembath is an Audiologist and owner of Hearing Associates, P.C. in Iowa.×
  • Nonfinancial Disclosure: Robert Burkard has previously published in the subject area. He is also a member of ASHA’s Health Care Economics Committee. Stuart Trembath has previously published in the subject area. He is also Chair of ASHA’s Health Care Economics Committee.
    Nonfinancial Disclosure: Robert Burkard has previously published in the subject area. He is also a member of ASHA’s Health Care Economics Committee. Stuart Trembath has previously published in the subject area. He is also Chair of ASHA’s Health Care Economics Committee.×
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Article   |   November 01, 2013
Navigating the Turbulent Seas of Health Care Economics
SIG 6 Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders: Research and Diagnostics, November 2013, Vol. 17, 62-70. doi:10.1044/hhd17.2.62
SIG 6 Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders: Research and Diagnostics, November 2013, Vol. 17, 62-70. doi:10.1044/hhd17.2.62

This invited submission reviews:

  1. The ASHA health care economics committee (HCEC) composition and activities;

  2. A Patient Protections and Affordable Care Act (PPACA);

  3. The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), including:

    • Current Procedural Terminology (CPT);

    • Relative Value Units (RVUs);

    • International Classification of Diseases (ICD);

  4. Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS); and

  5. CMS Audit

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