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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.

November 20, 2023

Attention SADA Members,

We have the following positions open on the SADA Board for the 2024 calendar year. If you will be a student during the spring semester of 2024, you are eligible to run for a position. If you are interested, please complete the online form by Friday, December 1st.

October 16, 2023

Attention AuDacity 2023 Conference Attendees! ADA is the leading voice representing independent audiologists on Capitol Hill and the 50 states. Your donation to the Eric N. Hagberg Advocacy Fund helps ensure that your voice is heard! Support the Fund and support sound public policies that advance autonomous and evidence-based practices.

October 04, 2023

The Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) is pleased to announce that Amyn Amlani, Ph.D. has been elected to serve as ADA President-Elect for the 2024 program year. Dr. Amlani is President of Otolithic, LLC—a for-profit firm with its global headquarters in Frisco, TX—that provides healthcare companies with competitive market analysis and support strategy, economic and financial assessments, and consumer insights, to ensure long-term profitability and economic viability.

Dr. Amlani holds a Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D.) in Audiology/Psychoacoustics from Michigan State University, a Master of Science in Audiology from Purdue University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Disorders from University of the Pacific. He also holds a Certificate in Health Economics and Outcomes Research (C-HECOR) from the University of Washington. Dr. Amlani is a regular contributor to national and international publications on topics related to audiology and hearing industry economics.

September 27, 2023

AuDacity 2023 – Go Beyond will exceed every limit and all expectations with brand new, original, practical, peer-curated content, developed from scratch and delivered by practicing audiologists and practice owners. View the agenda – and see what all the fuss is about! It’s going to be a truly outstanding, one-of-a-kind program!

August 30, 2023

The Medicare Audiology Access Improvement Act will align Medicare policies with evidence-based practices in the delivery of hearing and balance care through the following provisions:

July 19, 2023

July 19, 2023

The American Academy of Audiology (AAA), Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA), and American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) have endorsed the Medicare Audiology Access Improvement Act of 2023, bipartisan legislation introduced today by U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Rand Paul (R-KY), and Charles Grassley (R-IA) that will provide seniors with more timely and robust access to services provided by audiologists.

July 13, 2023

On July 13, 2023, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released the CY 2024 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. You can access it here: https://www.federalregister.gov/public-inspection/2023-14624/medicare-and-medicaid-programs-cy-2024-payment-policies-under-the-physician-fee-schedule-and-other

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