SPECIAL REPORT: Hearing Care and “Value-based Reimbursement” in Medicine

It’s hard to follow doctors’ orders when you cannot hear them! A quiet revolution is taking place in medicine; doctors are increasingly being reimbursed for their services based on patient outcomes, and not the standard fee-for-service model that focuses on quantity and/or complexity of care. As medical facilities seek methods for greater patient engagement and satisfaction, as well as more effective treatments for chronic conditions, hearing healthcare finds itself an integral part of value-based healthcare.