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The Well Being of Older Adults: The Role of Audiology

Downstream Consequences of Aging is a bi-monthly series written by guest columnist Barbara Weinstein, PhD. Today’s post is especially timely, coinciding with yesterday’s announcement of a bipartisan bill being introduced by U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) entitled the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2016 which aims to reduce cost and increase…

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“I HAVE A DREAM”, REVISITED

Downstream Consequences of Aging is a bi-monthly series written by guest columnist Barbara Weinstein, PhD.  Today she dreams about Hearables and unbundling as a way to recover our calling as a rehab profession with our patients at the forefront.    In her piece in the New York Times titled, No Hearing Aid? Some Gizmos Offer Alternative…

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On the PCAST Report and the FDA Hearings

Downstream Consequences of Aging is a bi-monthly series written by guest columnist Barbara Weinstein, PhD.  Today’s post is especially timely, on the heels of the IOM final report and anticipating the FDA review process that generated 160 stakeholder comments.1    The focus of the public workshop hosted by the FDA on April 21, entitled “Streamlining…

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Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and Falls

Downstream Consequences of Aging is a bi-monthly series written by guest columnist Barbara Weinstein, PhD.   A quality reporting program designed to improve the quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries, the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) gives participating providers an opportunity to assess the quality of care  delivered  to patients.  PQRS, first covered in 2013…

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PQRS Measures: Why Bother? part 2

Downstream Consequences of Aging is a bi-monthly series written by guest columnist Barbara Weinstein, PhD. Audiologists are obligated under the 2016 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), which now includes domains of function directly related to age related hearing loss including depression.  Last post iterated the prevalence of depression and hearing loss in the US aging population; the cost…

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