Other Learning Opportunities
First-Time Attendee Orientation
Wednesday, April 18, 12:00–12:45 pm
Is this your first time at an AAA Annual Conference? Come in for an overview that will help you make the most of this incredible experience. This is also a great opportunity to meet other attendees of AAA 2018.
Presented by Eileen Rall, AuD
Judith S. Gravel Annual Vanderbilt Lecture
Music for Deaf Ears: Cochlear Implant-Mediated Perception of Music
Wednesday, April 18, 4:00–5:00 pm
Music perception is the most difficult aspect of listening for children with cochlear implants. Through the use of music as both a target and tool, we have learned a great deal about the limitations of current cochlear implant technologies. In this presentation, we will discuss the implications of limited music perception for children with cochlear implants, and consider several strategies to improve how cochlear implants sound.
Presented by Charles J. Limb, MD
New! Office Staff Workshop
Saturday, April 21, 8:30–11:30 am
Audiology practices, regardless of job setting, are impacted by the ever-changing reimbursement and legislative mandates. This course is designed to provide office personnel with the requisite knowledge for mastering important reimbursement and practice management protocols. Topics will include insurance contracting and benefits, Medicare policy updates, financial implications of “usual and customary charges,” financial waivers, telephone protocols, coding FAQs, and more. This workshop will be interactive and prepare the attendee to implement new strategies on Monday morning!
Presented by Tracy Murphy, AuD; Paul Pessis, AuD; and Kate Thomas, MA