Medicare Audiology Coverage Debate: ASHA Supports Comprehensive Benefit Over Direct Access

The decision to support a comprehensive Medicare audiology benefit that would cover audiologists’ professional evaluation, management, and treatment services—rather than direct access—is based on several factors. The most compelling reason is that direct-access legislation has the very real potential to codify audiology services as diagnostic-only, thereby defining audiology services as technical (rather than professional) under Medicare.

from the ASHA Leader

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