A joint message on the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) website announced that, on March 5, leaders from ADA, the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) held a meeting designed to survey audiology’s professional landscape and identify areas of agreement for potential collaborative initiatives to better serve audiology.

According to ADA, several key issues emerged including reimbursement for audiology services (Medicare and private insurance), educational issues, disruptive innovation, and public awareness of hearing care and audiologic services. The three organizations reportedly left with “a renewed commitment to work together on issues of mutual interest and to develop meaningful resources for our collective members,” said the joint message. “A multi-association (ie, AAA/ADA/ASHA) collaboration was established to address the practice of ‘incident to’ billing and the resulting critical reimbursement issues this creates.”

 Source: ADA