Hearing Aid Dispensing – IX

Attempts to Control Hearing Aid Sales Costs at the Federal Level Medicare Influence on Hearing Aid Dispensing System In 1978, the House Ways and Means Committee approved a change in Medicare law to delete the requirement that a physician prescribe the plan of treatment for speech-impaired Medicare beneficiaries.  A subcommittee of this Committee proposed extending…

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History of Hearing Aid Dispensing – VI

ASHA Task Force Activity – Guidelines to Price Fixing Following passage of Resolution 13, the ASHA Task Force prepared proposed guidelines for the sale of hearing aids by audiologists titled: “Guidelines for Audiologists and Centers Engaged in the Dispensing of Hearing Aids” (1972), and distributed it to ASHA members for review. The Guidelines met substantial…

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