Medicare Hearing Act of 2019
For our Medicare beneficiaries, you may want to take note of legislation introduced in both chambers of Congress which can affect how Medicare patients can access hearing care services from an audiologist.
The Medicare Audiologist and Access Services Act of 2019 (HR 4056) and its Senate companion bill (S.2446) adds new hearing benefits and the ability to access hearing care services provided by audiologists without first obtaining a physician’s order.
This act, if signed into law, would simplify access to audiology services and possibly increase coverage for audiology services. We endorse this effort and encourage you to contact your congressional representatives and ask them to support the Medicare Hearing Act of 2019.
As always, we are grateful for choosing us as your hearing care provider.
Susan Bankoski Chunyk, Au.D., Doctor of Audiology
Jennifer Lundgren Garcia, Au.D., Doctor of Audiology