Thursday, 16 April 2020

Check Out the Spring 2020 Issue of Audiology Practices

The latest issue of ADA's quarterly magazine, Audiology Practices, is now available online.

Our lead article from Amyn M. Amlani, Ph.D., Pricing in Hearing Healthcare: Which Race Are You Running?, addresses the issue of market segmentation and the effects of reduced retail pricing and health insurance on consumer decision-making.

In hearing healthcare, price continues to be a hot-button topic of discussion among consumers, providers, advocacy groups, legislators, professional organizations, and manufacturers of consumer electronic products and traditional hearing aids. The fundamental issue is that consumers and their supporters believe the costs associated with and the value received in treating impaired hearing are misaligned. This disparity is one reason that impaired listeners do not adopt or delay adopting amplification technology, despite its positive effects on improved quality of life. However, rather than focusing its value-proposition of enhanced service delivery, the supply-side of the market is hedging a bet that reduced retail prices will entice a marked uptick in impaired listeners purchasing amplification technology. Read more.

Monday, 30 March 2020

ICYMI: The ADA COVID-19 Telehealth, Reimbursement, and Compliance Town Hall Webinar and Resources Now Available

The ADA COVID-19 Telehealth, Reimbursement, and Compliance Town Hall webinar, featuring Kim Cavitt, Au.D., is now available for on-demand viewing at the following link:Town Hall, COVID-19. You may also download the ADA Tele-Audiology Resource Guide.

Visit the ADA COVID-19 Resource page for one-stop information of interest to ADA members and the audiology community. If you have a resource to share, please submit it at the following link:

COVID-19 RESOURCE SUBMISSION FORM

Monday, 30 March 2020

No Fooling, The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Takes Effect April 1st: Employer and Employee Information Released by Department of Labor (DOL)

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires private employers with fewer than 500 employees to provide emergency paid sick leave and emergency FMLA leave to eligible employees. Employers are required to notify their employees of these benefits and to post the information in a conspicuous place within the premises.

The U.S. Department of Labor released additional guidance on Saturday, March 28th, which can be found here:

Monday, 30 March 2020

ADA Town Hall Webinar: CARES Act Information for Small Business Owners, Wednesday, April 1st at 1:00 p.m. EASTERN Time

Enactment of the CARES Act provides opportunities for financial relief for small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 public health emergency. Understanding the application requirements and navigating the application process may seem overwhelming.

On Wednesday, April 1st at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time, Lesley Kelly, CPA will provide an overview of the CARES Act programs, the application process for small businesses, and tips for audiology practice owners who intend to apply.

What: ADA Town Hall Webinar: CARES Act Information for Small Business Owners
When: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Monday, 30 March 2020

Senate Committee on Entrepreneurship Releases CARES Act Guide for Small Business Owners: A Good Place to Go for What You Need to Know

On Friday, March 27, 2020, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act into Law. This $2 trillion package includes various relief programs and among them is assistance to small businesses, such as audiology practices, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

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