COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources

Academy Urges CMS to Lift the Medicare Physician Order Requirement and Allow Audiologists to Provide Services via Telehealth

April 2, 2020: The Academy submitted a letter to CMS urging them to exercise their regulatory authority to waive the physician order requirement currently required before a Medicare beneficiary may access the services of an audiologist. The Academy’s letter also requests that audiologists be added to the list of providers able to reach beneficiaries via telehealth.

April 3, 2020: COVID-19 Telehealth Update: Audiologists are beginning to employ creative solutions to assist their patients while mitigating the risk of further transmission of the virus. Some former face-to-face visits are now being handled via telephone, video, and/or remote connection to hearing aid devices.  Many audiologists are wondering if these remote services can be billed and reimbursed. This guide will help you understand options that are available to audiologists at the present time.

Treasury Department Releases Application Form and Fact Sheet for Forgivable Small Businesses Loans

Small businesses and sole proprietorships can apply starting on April, 3, 2020. The application form can be found here.  


 

COVID-19 Weekly Updates

See a recap of this week's news and resources. A new Academy update will be posted each Friday.


Practice Management Resources


Telehealth Resources

Telehealth and Medicare/Medicaid

Below is a resource list with information on the provision of telehealth services. The Academy will post additional information as it comes available.

Toolkits and Resource Centers


Free On-Demand Seminars (via eAudiology)


Government Resources


Public Awareness and Educational Resources


Communication Access Resources 


Free CEU-Eligible Online Education

The Academy is committed to ensuring audiologists have access to virtual educational resources during this challenging time. 

On-demand telehealth seminars are now available on eAudiology.org, and live webinars are scheduled throughout April. New webinars will be added each month. Please check the schedule of upcoming webinars to see the full list of offerings.

Brought to you by the AAA Foundation’s Educational Fund. Thank you to those who donated their AAA 2020 + HearTECH Expo Conference refunds toward this educational fund.


Mental Health


Resources for Students