COVID-19 ResourcesThe following resource guide contains information regarding teletherapy in Kansas, free materials for at home practice/telepractice, reimbursement information, online continuing education opportunities and discount codes, and guidance for SLPs working in healthcare settings.
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Governor Kelly has extended the expiration date for renewal for icense holders of the hearing aid fitting and dispensing license. From Zack Miller, Executive Officer of the KBHAE: I've just heard back from the governor's office this afternoon regarding the exact expiration date for the fitting and dispensing licenses which is now September 28, 2020. In order to expedite the process all renewals will be sent out via EMAIL ONLY the week of 6/9/2020. There will be an electronic PDF file posted on www.kbhae.com to download and fill out as well. The board has been waiting on legislature to give an exact end to the emergency declaration and that date has been set as June 30, 2020. I've attached the executive order(EO). Please feel free to share this EO with anyone that may need it for insurance companies as there are many that are needing verification of renewal at this time. 4/6/2020
- Medicare: Although guidance was received from CMS on March 31, 2020 that clinicians would now have the ability to provide more services using telehealth, ASHA has clarified that at this time, the interim final rule does not expand this ability to include speech-language pathologists.
- The interim final rule added procedure codes typically billed by SLPs (e.g., 92523 and 92507) to the list of services that could be delivered via telepractice, but the rule does not authorize SLPs as providers (we are currently considered "suppliers" rather than "providers"). Click HERE to read more about this issue on the ASHA website.
Here is the number (19101) of the KMAP bulletin that addresses 96112 and 96113 as being allowed in the ECI and LEA setting as a service provided either in person or via telemedicine effective with processing date of July 1, 2019.
Via the current ECI Provider manual found at this link: https://www.kmap-state-ks.us/Documents/Content/Provider%20Manuals/ECI_02192019_19024.pdf
the codes you cite below (96112 and 96113) are noted in this manual.
Likewise, here is the link to the LEA Provider manual which is also reflective of the codes you specifically cite below.
Additionally, KMAP bulletin 18237 reflects 96111 as being deleted effective 12/31/18 and shows effective dates for 96112 and 96113 as being covered effective 1/1/19.