Live Event: January 15, 2020 | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET
Presenter: Susan Pilch, J.D., Senior Director, Government Relations, AAA
CEUs: 0.1 CEUs
This webinar will provide members with a comprehensive overview of the legislative and regulatory issues facing the profession of audiology at both the federal and state level. Some of the topics that will be covered include Medicare, the status of OTC hearing aids, and telehealth as well as the audiology and speech-language pathology interstate compact and efforts to expand the number of states that require insurance coverage of children’s hearing aids.
This webinar is free for Academy members.
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