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June 18, 2024

AuDacity will feature two great advocacy sessions, designed to advance ADA’s mission to advance practitioner excellence, high ethical standards, professional autonomy, and sound business practices in the provision of audiologic care.

May 30, 2024

On May 29, 2024, ADA submitted a response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) request for information (RFI) seeking input from the public regarding various aspects of Medicare Advantage (MA) data.

May 30, 2024

On May 29, 2024, Maryland SB 795 and HB 464 officially became law, making Maryland the most recent state in the union to fully align its audiology practice act with the education, training, and qualifications of audiologists practicing in the State.

May 23, 2024

Join us in Grapevine, Texas, September 5 - 8 at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Conference Center for AuDacity 2024! Acquire practical knowledge and valuable resources from seasoned professionals, connect with colleagues in the field, and enjoy a great time! Make sure you can attend our Pre-Conference workshops!

March 28, 2024

Attention ADA Students—Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to create your own destiny? Do you have an interest in private practice ownership or audiology clinic management?

If so, it’s time to get down to business and get prepared for the ADA 2024 Student Business Plan Competition. Submit your intent and two-page Business Snapshot by April 29th.

March 14, 2024

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering some providers the opportunity to accelerate and advance their Medicare payments. It is outlined in the fact sheet available at Each Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) offers their own process for applying for this program. You can locate your MAC at

March 01, 2024

Recently, Cigna Healthcare, Amplifon Hearing Health Care (AHHC) and ADA became aware that some hearing aid manufacturers are paying providers rebates to encourage the use of the manufacturer’s devices for managed care patients. Rebate amounts are based on technology tiers and providers are paid a higher rate for recommending premium hearing aids.

February 25, 2024

Representatives from the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) met with representatives from the Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Federal Employee Plan (FEP) on February 20, 2024 to gain insight on the 2024 FEP hearing aid prior authorization process and medical policies and share our experiences and thoughts on creation and implementation of these changes. ADA shared many of the issues that we have encountered and shared the experiences being reported by audiologists and FEP members.

December 11, 2023

Join us for this highly anticipated annual coding and reimbursement update from Dr. Kim Cavitt and get a head start on planning for 2024!

November 20, 2023

On Friday, November 17, 2023, Representative Gus Bilirakis (R-FL-12) and Matt Cartwright (D-PA-8), introduced the Medicare Audiology Access Improvement Act of 2023, H.R. 6445, in the U.S. House of Representatives, with the support of 12 bipartisan original co-sponsors. The legislation will make overdue technical improvements to Medicare statutes to remove red tape, better deploy audiologists within the Medicare system, and streamline access to audiologic care for beneficiaries.

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