Encourage Your Federal Representative to Support the Medicare Audiologist Access and Services Act –H.R. 1587

Encourage Your Federal Representative to Support the Medicare Audiologist Access and Services Act –H.R. 1587

We need your help to secure additional co-sponsors for this important legislation. Please visit the Academy Legislative Action Center to access a quick and streamlined process to send a customizable message to your elected representative about why this bill is important to you.  

The Medicare Audiologist Access and Services Act was recently re-introduced by Representatives Tom Rice (R-SC) and Matt Cartwright (D-PA), with more than 20 bipartisan original co-sponsors. H.R. 1587 would provide a commonsense solution to modernize Medicare regulations to ensure beneficiaries have access to a full range of hearing and balance health-care services provided by licensed audiologists. The bill would classify audiologists as “practitioners,”—consistent with how Medicare treats similar allied health-care professionals, remove the physician order requirement, and allow audiologists to provide and be reimbursed for diagnostic and treatment services.

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