The purpose of this study was to describe private insurance reimbursements for newborn hearing screening (NBHS) in the United States. Data from the MarketScan® Commercial Databases were used to estimate reimbursement for privately insured infants born between January 1, 2013–December 31, 2014. Estimates were based on billed claims for hearing-related services during infancy (71,820 infants with inpatient NBHS, 1,104 with outpatient NBHS). Median reimbursement for NBHS performed in a hospital setting was $148.00 (range $113.51–$196.02) when billed as an inpatient service and $136.48 (range $86.08–$220.15) when billed as an outpatient service. Both reimbursement amounts were three times greater than the median reimbursement of $41.60 (range $30.48–$49.25) for NBHS billed in conjunction with an office visit.
Do, T. Chung, W. & Grosse, S. (2020). Private Insurance Reimbursements for Newborn Hearing Screening in the United States, 2013-2014. Journal of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention, 5(1), 13-19. DOI: https://doi.org/10.26077/q64a-ce52
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