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CareCredit Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Sweepstakes

CareCredit is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a Sweepstakes for cardholders. The CareCredit credit card is a flexible payment option available at more than 200,000 locations across the United States, including hearing health, veterinary, cosmetic, dental and vision practices. With nearly $70 billion of care financed since 1987, CareCredit has helped millions of people in the past 30 years.

Renewed Controversy at AAA 2018 about the Audiology Patient Choice Act

Although the Audiology Patient Choice Act is popular among audiologists, the American Academy of Audiology is currently not willing to endorse it at the risk of sacrificing greater professional autonomy and/or potentially unsustainable levels of reimbursement in the current healthcare and legislative environment. The issue bubbled to the surface during the Academy Membership Meeting in Nashville on April 19.

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Audiology Patient Choice Act Introduced by Senators Warren and Paul

US Senators Elizabeth Warren and Rand Paul have introduced the Audiology Patient Choice Act, which is designed to ensure that seniors and people with disabilities on Medicare have access to a full range of hearing and balance health care services provided by licensed audiologists. The bill mirrors legislation introduced in the US House last year and has a history of contention between the hearing healthcare professional organizations.

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ADA Endorses Audiology Patient Choice Act Legislation

The Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) commended US Representative Tom Rice (R-SC) for his leadership in introducing HR 2276, the Audiology Patient Choice Act. The Academy stated that the bipartisan legislation, if enacted, will bring Medicare in line with evidence-based practices in audiologic health care delivery models, and trends in patient care and participatory medicine.

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