Tuesday, 08 March 2022

MAASA Means Medicare Policy Parity for Audiology Services and for Women as Clinical Doctoring Professionals

Women make up approximately 85 percent of practicing audiologists in the United States.1,2 While tremendous strides have been made to increase the percentage of women in medicine and other clinical doctoring professions in recent years, there continue to be significant disparities.34Audiology is well ahead of other clinical doctoring professions in terms of female representation—and way behind in terms of salary and stature, despite the high demand for audiology services, and the scarcity of audiologists. These disparities are borne out in Medicare reimbursement policies.

Wednesday, 02 March 2022

National Clinical Trial Presents Opportunities for Audiologists and Patients

ADA is pleased to share exciting news of a broad national clinical trial that may benefit both you and your patients by helping you personalize your care even further. Emerging new drug therapies may enable audiologists to help patients improve speech clarity. One such drug candidate is FX-322, a regenerative therapy that has already shown clinically significant results in trials. A national clinical trial, led by Frequency Therapeutics, will investigate a single dose of FX-322, delivered via injection through the eardrum on the round window where it diffuses into the cochlea.

Wednesday, 02 March 2022

ADA Among Major Provider, Patient, and Payer Groups Calling for Extension of Medicare Sequester Moratorium

ADA continues to seek permanent relief for audiologists from Medicare sequestration cuts, contained in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The Protecting Medicare and American Farmers from Sequester Cuts Act enacted in December 2021 authorized a three-month delay of 2% Medicare sequester payment reductions (until March 31, 2022), followed by a three-month, 1% reduction in Medicare sequester payment reductions (from April 1, 2022 - June 30, 2022).

Wednesday, 02 March 2022

Celebrate World Hearing Day on 3-3-22 with Resources to Encourage Safe Listening

On World Hearing Day, March 3, 2022, the World Health Organization (WHO) will focus on the importance of safe listening to optimize hearing over a lifetime. The theme for World Hearing Day 2022, “To hear for life, listen with care,” will focus on the importance and means of hearing loss prevention through safe listening, with the following key messages:

Wednesday, 02 March 2022

Register for the ADA March 17th No Surprises Act (NSA) Webinar to Avoid Being Caught Off Guard by NSA Requirements for Audiologists

As of January 2022, the federal No Surprises Act (NSA) requires health care providers, including audiologists, to alert patients to potential out-of-network charges and give uninsured and self-pay patients an upfront cost estimate, among many other policy changes.

Avoid costly surprises for your practice—Register for the ADA No Surprises Act (NSA) webinar. This live session will provide a comprehensive overview of NSA provisions and key information that audiologists need to know to stay compliant with its provisions. Template forms will also be available for ADA members after the event.

When: Thursday, March 17, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Where: Virtual, live webinar

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