Advocacy/Journal Spotlight

The Medicare Audiologist Access and Services Act (HR 1587/SB 1731) has been introduced in the US Congress. This bill changes the role of audiology in the Medicare system. Passage of this bill would re-classify audiologists as practitioners (we are classified as "suppliers" now), remove the physician order requirement for coverage, and allow for coverage of medically necessary treatment services such as cerumen removal, canalith repositioning and auditory rehabilitation.

You can learn more about this bill in a Hearing Journal piece titled: MAASA Gains Steam in the Fight for Equal Audiology Access

We need every audiologist to support this bill in time and treasure! I am asking every audiologist to donate at least $100 towards this effort in 2021! You can support this initiative through national audiology associations and Choose Audiology.