otc hearing aid insurance reimbursement

Government Reimbursement for OTC Hearing Devices Gaining Attention

Australian-based wireless earbud company, Nuheara, which recently announced product expansions and a unique partnership with the National Acoustics Laboratories and HEARing CRC, also made news last month when they reportedly petitioned the FDA to expedite the implementation of the Over-the Counter (OTC) Hearing Aid Act legislation, signed into law by President Trump in August 2017.…

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Report spells out case for giving Medicare patients direct access to audiologists

    By David H. Kirkwood WASHINGTON, DC—Consultants commissioned by the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) calculate that allowing Medicare beneficiaries direct access to care from an audiologist would reduce costs by $173.3 million over the next ten years by eliminating duplicative audiological services and unnecessary evaluation and management services. In its report, “Determining Potential…

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California controller says state overpays for Medi-Cal hearing aids

SACRAMENTO—California State Controller John Chiang has charged that the state’s Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is wasting millions of dollars in its reimbursements to California Medical Assistance (Medi-Cal) hearing aid providers. Medi-Cal, the California Medicaid program, serves about 9 million low-income families, seniors, persons with disabilities, children in foster care, pregnant women, and certain low-income…

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