Audiology News

Vice President for Audiology Services
Susan Roberts, CCC-SLP

Access to Frontline Health Care Act of 2013

Amends the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish and carry out a Frontline Providers Loan Repayment Program under which the Secretary agrees to make student loan repayments in exchange for a health professional providing frontline care services for two years in a frontline care scarcity area. Defines "frontline care services" as general surgery, optometry, ophthalmology, chiropractic, physical therapy, audiology, speech language pathology, pharmacies, public health, podiatric medicine, dietetics, occupational therapy, general pediatrics, respiratory therapy, medical technology, otolaryngology, or radiologic technology.


Preparing for Implementation of ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Codes for Audiology and Speech Pathology

Beginning October 1, 2015, all providers will be required to use the new ICD-10-CM (International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification) system, which will replace the current ICD-9-CM (9th Revision). ASHA has developed the following resources to help audiologists and speech-language pathologists prepare for the implementation deadline. Preparing now will help you avoid potential reimbursement issues.

ICD-9 to ICD-10 Mapping Tool 
Enter an ICD-9 code and this web-based tool that provides a mapping to the appropriate ICD-10 code(s).
ICD-9 to ICD-10 Mapping Spreadsheets
View all of the mappings in these no-frills Excel spreadsheets.

  1. Audiology Mapping Spreadsheet [XLS]
  2. Speech-Language Pathology Mapping Spreadsheet [XLS]

Audiology Committee Members
I am always looking for audiologists in the state who want a more involved role in MSHA. If this sounds like you, I would love to have you as a member of the Audiology Committee. Please contact me if you would like to be a member.

Susan Roberts can be contacted at

Page last updated June 27, 2014

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