Audiology, the Affordable Care Act & Beyond

By Neil DiSarno, Ph.D. Especially in the face of change, professional health associations play a key role for their members. A case in point: the steps taken by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in anticipation of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Annually, ASHA develops a public policy agenda and last year’s addressed…

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ASHA’s Chief Staff Officer for Audiology: Change Is Coming, Audiology Practitioners

By Neil J. DiSarno Tomorrow’s audiologists will be diligent practitioners of patient-centered care, more accountable than ever before in requesting reimbursement for services, and regularly pursuing new and different types of professional education. They will lend their care expertise to resolving acute cases as they always have, but they will also expand to long-term management…

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