Welcome To Our Toolkit!
Welcome to the American Academy of Audiology Direct-to-Consumer Information Toolkit! This toolkit is the result of collaboration between the 2012 Business Enhancement Strategies and Techniques (BEST) Committee in partnership with a workgroup convened to assist audiologists in the direct-to-consumer model, consisting of leadership from the Coding and Reimbursement and Government Relations Committees, among others.
What Is It For?
The proliferation of direct-to-consumer hearing aid delivery models has presented challenges to the practice of audiology. This kit was designed to provide tools and resources to help you address this evolving service delivery model while maintaining a successful and vital practice where the audiologist remains central in the provision of hearing healthcare diagnosis and treatment practices.
Providing non-medical treatment to patients who obtained amplification directly from the internet (or mail order) without audiologist's assistance
For Your Patients:
Customizable Consumer Education Material
Itemizing Your Professional Services
Legislative Updates (as of 2013)