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How to Manage in Managed Care

While provider participation in managed care remains optional, managed care is now an integral part of US healthcare. Hearing care as a supplemental benefit will continue to grow in private and public health plans. Author Carrie Meyer, AuD, says it is critical that audiologists and hearing aid specialists understand the dynamics of managed care and become well informed to make the best decisions for their practices and their patients in this rapidly changing healthcare environment. Part 1 of this 3-part series is a primer on health insurance and managed care.

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Oticon’s Gary Rosenblum Appointed HIA Chair

Elected in the spring of 2017, Brandon Sawalich, President and CEO, Starkey, now hands over the Chairmanship of the Hearing Industries Association (HIA) to Gary Rosenblum, President, Oticon, Inc, HIA announced. The members of HIA elected Rosenblum unanimously to this position.

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Study Shows Hearing Improvement with Esteem Implant

Envoy Medical Corporation, a hearing health company focused on providing innovative technologies across the hearing loss spectrum, announced an independent study that was published online in 'The Journal of Laryngology & Otology.' The study found that the fully implanted Esteem osseointegrated active middle ear implant (AMEI) showed “statistically significant improvements in post-operative hearing results,” according to Envoy.

Warren and Rice Advocate to Attach Key Audiology Bill to COVID-19 Relief Packages

A bipartisan group is urging fellow Members of Congress to include provisions of the Medicare Audiologist Access and Services Act (H.R. 4056/S. 2446) in upcoming COVID-19 packages. The bill would include eliminating physician order requirements, updating the Medicare statute to classify audiologists as (LLP) practitioners, and authorizing Medicare to reimburse audiologists for the Medicare-covered medically necessary treatment services.

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Competing in the New Era of Hearing Healthcare Part 2: Differentiating a Practice with Comorbidity Screening, Monitoring, and Diagnostics

A differentiation strategy does not occur by accident. This discussion focuses on differentiating a practice with screening for comorbid conditions related to hearing loss, using close and regular monitoring of your patients’ status, and the use of an up-to-date and evidence-based approach to diagnostic assessment.

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