Direct Access Update

Hamlin, Lise
January 2010
Hearing Loss Magazine;Jan/Feb2010, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p23
The article offers updates regarding direct access of Medicare beneficiaries in the U.S. The Hearing Loss Association of America offers their support to the Medicare Hearing Health Care Enhancement Act of 2009 (HR 3024), a legislation that would allow Medicare beneficiaries to go directly to a qualified audiologists for hearing and balance tests. It notes that direct access has been used by most insurance plans in the country and with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).


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