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November 06, 2022

The Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) has prepared a comprehensive resource for ADA members in response to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) CY 2023 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule.

This members-only resource includes a breakdown of the CMS provisions, requirements, codes, constraints, and timelines specific to the allowance for certain non-acute hearing assessment services to be eligible for Medicare Part B coverage without a physician order and provides general guidance for audiology practices.

November 02, 2022

Yesterday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released their Calendar Year 2023 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Final Rule. You can review the Rule below:

October 23, 2022

We hope you enjoyed your time at the Gaylord Texan for AuDacity 2022, and will take home actionable insights on improving your business practices and patient services.

Click here to view photos from AuDacity 2022! More photos will be added over the coming weeks.

October 13, 2022

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) distributed a letter to state officials providing important clarifications about the Final Rule on OTC Hearing Aids.

In part, the letter states, “We have received questions about some implications of these actions, including who may prescribe hearing aids and whether medical evaluations are necessary to obtain non-OTC hearing aids, which will be defined as prescription hearing aids under the rule. We clarify below that the final rule:

September 28, 2022

The Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) is pleased to announce that Jason Leyendecker, Au.D. has been elected to serve as ADA President-Elect for the 2023 program year. Dr. Leyendecker is the owner of a private practice in Minnesota with seven locations, including metro and rural locations, and a tinnitus clinic. He serves as a volunteer for several audiology associations and currently serves as the President of the Minnesota Academy of Audiology and Secretary of the Minnesota Sight and Hearing Association. Dr. Leyendecker earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead and an Au.D. from A.T. Still University.

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 25, 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 05, 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 24, 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.

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