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September 27, 2022

ADA applauds the decision by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to reconsider the national coverage determination established at section 50.3 of the Medicare National Coverage Determinations manual. CMS is expanding coverage by broadening the patient criteria and removing the requirement that for individuals with hearing test scores of > 40 % and ≤ 60 %, cochlear implantation may be covered only when the provider is participating in and patients are enrolled in either an FDA-approved category B IDE clinical trial, a trial under the CMS Clinical Trial Policy, or a prospective, controlled comparative trial approved by CMS.

September 26, 2022

The Craig W. Johnson Audiology Advocate Award is presented annually to an individual who has made significant contributions to the profession of audiology through federal and/or state advocacy.

The Joel Wernick Award is presented in recognition of an outstanding educational contribution within the profession of audiology or hearing science. Eligibility for the Joel Wernick Award is open to all individuals and institutions/organizations.

September 06, 2022

CareCredit, a leading provider of promotional financing, is officially launching Office Manager/Administrator Appreciation Month on October 1, 2022.

Providers, teams and especially office managers and administrators are invited to celebrate and recognize everything these #AwesomeOMAs do for their teams, patients and practices.

August 25, 2022

Nick will be presenting "The Superpower of Managing Complexity in healthcare, in a Time of 'Chaotic Innovation'", Thursday, October 20, 2022 at 3:40 PM

Nick Webb is a number one best-selling author and is one of the most popular Innovation, Healthcare, Future-trends, and Customer Experience Speakers in the world. Nick is the CEO of LeaderLogic, LLC a Management Consulting Firm that provides consulting services to the top brands in the world. Nick works shoulder-to-shoulder with boards of directors of multibillion-dollar companies to assist them in building future-ready organizations.

August 19, 2022

On Thursday, September 1, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. Eastern, ADA will host a Town Hall Member Meeting to break down the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Final Rule Establishing OTC Hearing Aids (Final Rule), including provisions related to the establishment of a new category of prescription hearing aids. Implications of the Final Rule on state laws related to audiology licensure and hearing aid sales will be discussed, as will practical recommendations for audiologists and audiology practices.

August 16, 2022

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released its long-awaited Final Over-the-Counter (OTC) Hearing Aid Rule (Final Rule) nearly five years after the Over-the-Counter (OTC) Hearing Aid Act was signed into law.

The Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA), a longstanding proponent of OTC hearing aids, commends the FDA for including provisions in the Final Rule that provide reasonable assurance of safety and efficacy for adult consumers with perceived mild-to-moderate hearing loss, and that are consistent with Congress’ directive.

August 02, 2022

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicare Proposed Physician Fee Schedule (Proposed Rule) includes a proposal to allow Medicare Part B beneficiaries limited direct access to audiologists for hearing assessment services by allowing audiologists to furnish certain diagnostic tests without a physician order.

CMS states: “We are proposing to allow beneficiaries to have direct access, when appropriate, to an audiologist without a physician referral by creating a new HCPCS code (GAUDX) for audiologists to use when billing for audiology services they already provide that are defined by other code(s).

August 01, 2022

Attention Audiology Students, Preceptors, and Academic Supervisors,

The Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) invites audiology students who will be entering their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th program year to apply for a scholarship to attend the AuDacity Conference on October 20-23, 2022 at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine (Dallas), Texas.

July 07, 2022

On July 7, 2022, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released the CY 2023 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. This Proposed Rule contains provisions for the removal of the traditional Medicare physician order requirement for limited procedures and in limited circumstances, when the audiologic diagnostic procedure is personally furnished by an audiologist.

June 15, 2022

Thursday, October 20, 2022, from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Central/Local

Space is limited to the first 100 attendees

The Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) and Hearing Health & Technology Matters (HHTM) are collaborating to present a 6-hour AuDacity Preconference Workshop on Mobile Audiology. This terrific intensive, hands-on workshop will give you all the information you need to take your practice mobile! Get practical advice from audiologists who have succeeded in mobilizing audiology service delivery. The course will include plenty of dedicated time for tours of mobile audiology units and opportunities to demo, test, and evaluate products and services specifically designed to assist the mobile audiologist.

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