Saturday, 30 June 2018

ADA Response To AAA FAQ Regarding The Audiology Patient Choice Act

Posted in ADA News

On Wednesday, June 13, 2018, ADA members and stakeholders had the opportunity to visit more than 125 offices to meet with federal legislators and their staffs, as well as executive branch health policy experts to discuss the Audiology Patient Choice Act (APCA).

Based on the reception, information, and feedback ADA members received during their time in Washington D.C., ADA is more convinced than ever that the Audiology Patient Choice Act represents the best legislative pathway to improve Medicare patient access to audiology services and to achieve parity for audiology as a clinical doctoring profession within the Medicare program.

While discussion and debate about the merits and implications of the Audiology Patient Choice Act legislation should be welcomed and encouraged, we must not allow dishonest discourse to shape the conversation, particularly a conversation of such consequence to the future of our profession—and to the outcomes for the patients we serve.

Recently, the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) released a notice to members, directing them to an “FAQ” page.

Not only are many of the AAA statements contained there at odds with advancement of the profession of audiology, they are at odds with APCA facts. ADA is compelled to address misinformation recently disseminated by AAA to the public and to members of Congress. Read more.