Thursday, 12 December 2019

Medicare Audiology Provisions Pass U.S. House of Representatives

ASHA, AAA, ADA pursuing meaningful hearing health care for Medicare beneficiaries
 

On December 12, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3, which includes Section 602 entitled, “Providing Coverage for Hearing Care under the Medicare Program” [PDF]. Section 602 of the bill adds new hearing benefits, including hearing aids, for Medicare beneficiaries with severe to profound hearing loss and also includes a number of provisions sought by audiologists and consumers.
 

Sunday, 01 December 2019

AuDacity Cyber Monday Offer Delivers Texas-sized Savings

Plans are underway for AuDacity 2020, to be held November 2-4, 2020 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center near Dallas, Texas.

Cyber Monday Special: Register for AuDacity 2020 today for only $500—and receive more than 30% off the regular rate! This audacious Cyber Monday registration deal is only valid until Midnight tonight (Pacific time).

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Joint Statement of Support for the Medicare Hearing Act of 2019

ADA, AAA, and ASHA continue efforts towards meaningful hearing health care for Medicare beneficiaries

On October 22, 2019, the House Ways and Means Committee passed the Medicare Hearing Act of 2019 (H.R. 4618), as amended. The bill, originally introduced by U.S. Representatives Lucy McBath (D-GA) and Debbie Dingell (D-MI), adds new hearing benefits, including hearing aids, for Medicare beneficiaries with severe to profound hearing loss.

The Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA), the American Academy of Audiology (AAA), and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) worked diligently over the past two weeks to advocate for improvements to H.R. 4618, to ensure that Medicare beneficiaries have meaningful access to hearing related services provided by audiologists consistent with the Medicare Audiologist Access and Services Act of 2019 (H.R. 4056). We are pleased to report that, with the help of H.R. 4056 Congressional sponsors and cosponsors and the House Ways and Means Committee, H.R. 4618 was amended to include a number of the provisions in H.R. 4056.

Tuesday, 08 October 2019

ADA Presents MAASA Congressional Connect Contest

We are just over a month away from AuDacity 2019, where audiologists, students, staff, and other advocates from around the country will join us in Washington D.C. on November 14th as we advocate for the Medicare Audiologist Access and Services Act (MAASA). There is still time to register and join us on Capitol Hill for our 2019 Lobby Day. Your legislators need to hear from you about the impact this much needed reform will have on your patients.

Monday, 07 October 2019

Drs. Bray and Sjoblad Elected to Serve on the ADA Board of Directors

The Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) is pleased to announce that the following Fellow members have been elected to serve on the ADA Board of Directors:

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