Amy White, AuD. CAA Legislative Liaison. 2018 Projects: IOM. Issue. : IOM audiologists brought to the BOD issues with gaining reimbursement for their services. Feared this would spread to other insurance carriers and could essentially shut the door of IOM practices. ID: 725715
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CAA Legislative Session2018
Amy White, AuDCAA Legislative LiaisonSlide2
2018 Projects: IOM
Issue: IOM audiologists brought to the BOD issues with gaining reimbursement for their servicesFeared this would spread to other insurance carriers and could essentially shut the door of IOM practices
: Asked SLPAHADB for a letter clarifying the position that IOM IS in the SOP for audiologists
: Letter posted to CAA website for use, Sac Advocates discussed with Dept of Insurance
Recommend no legislative action at this time… wait and see!Slide3
2018 Projects: DCHS (CCS)
Issue: Years and years of complaints from audiologists trying to work with CCS; lack of communication, uncleaar reimbursement guidelines, diminishing payments, etc.
: Sac Advocates identified key players in DCHS and set-up quarterly meetings. Currently attending are Marcia
(SLPAHADB), Alison Grimes, Margaret Winter and myself.
: In progress…
Do you work with CCS? Looking for involvement here!
Issues and concerns? Send them to firstname.lastname@example.orgSlide4
2018 National Projects
CAA BOD discussed and voted to support the APCA. Letter of support sent to ADA as well as legislators nationally and locally, e-blast with form letter sent to CAA membersCurrently discussing HR 1120/S. 2087: Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act
Changing description of service to be required by law for Deaf and
children in the schools. Currently no language in the bill requiring service provision from an audiologist or Ed Aud.
Watch for e-blast and form letter for legislators!Slide5
Looking Ahead to 2019
The impact of third party administrators in CA is a concern of many. Please work with our Business Practices sub-committee (Marni Novick) to offer help/discuss this matter
Uncertain if this will become a legislative task
OTC hearing aids…
Remember, the FDA has not come out with any of the rules/
for this new category… you CANNOT advertise/market OTC yet!
CAA will work with SLPAHADB to address the OTC landscape once the FDA rules are outSlide6
We Need YOU (Yes, I AM Looking at you…!)
CAA cannot represent all CA audiologists well without a diverse board (IOM)!Volunteer time as an SME (without these, no OA=no change to test procedures)
See something, say something! File complaints with SLPAHADB as needed…
Attend SLPAHADB meetings, use your voice!Slide7
Absolutely can’t be convinced to donate time to your profession?
Then for goodness sakes at least…
CONTRIBUTE $$$ to our PAC!