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Audiology is about advocacy- for our patients and for our profession.  Learn more below!

VA Community Care Network Provider Reimbursement Reduced

The VA has reduced reimbursement for Community Care Network providers by 30% for the second year in a row. To combat this, we're organizing a national letter writing campaign. As of 02/12/2024, 84 audiologists across America have reached out to participate. On the VACCN Facebook page, the majority voted to request 2023 reimbursement + the annual published inflation rate for social security which is 3.2%. It’s important for us to be unified in our request. 

A prewritten letter has been created for multiple Veterans to sign indicating their support of this movement. To download and use the pre-filled letter, click here

BCBS Federal Plan Requires Prior Authorization for hearing aids (01/03/2024)

BCBS Federal began requiring prior authorization for hearing aids at the beginning of 2024. The required documentation can be obtained from Avality. Follow these BCBS Guidelines for a full breakdown of what to expect. This clinical guideline will help determine if your patient meets the criteria. 

OAA FAQ on OTC Hearing Aid Regulations (10/20/2021)

The FDA recently released a draf of over-the-counter hearing aid regulations, and it has sparked a storm of talk on social media- but what is true? Check out the summary by the OAA Advocacy Chair, Bryan Greenaway, HERE.

Medicare fee schedule call-to-action.

AAA recently released a call-to-action regarding proposed changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. Read more about this HERE.

OAA Response to OBOESLPA Licensing Rule Change Proposal.

We think it's a forward step, but needs refined.  Read more HERE. 


OAA is proud to support the Medicare Audiologist Access and Services Act (MAASA). In this video clip Dr. Chelsea Montgomery explains what MAASA is and why it is critical for the future of audiology. See Dr. Montgomery’s full video to hear about how passing MAASA would benefit her Central and Eastern Oregon patients:

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