Ensuring Greater Access to a Medical Device through Expanded Coverage

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A client faced the possibility of their products being severely disadvantaged in the marketplace by adding hearing aids to Medicare.

Initial drafts of the Medicare expansion language would have offered no reimbursement for hearing specialists, despite the fact that these technicians fit most hearing aids.

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We worked with the relevant committees to ensure that if hearing coverage moved forward, Medicare could pay hearing specialists — not just audiologists — ensuring substantially greater access across the country.