HLAA is concerned about the proposed roll back of rules by CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) that would disallow Medicare coverage for bone-anchored hearing devices. These proposed rules could hurt many people who would benefit from bone anchored devices, including those who have no other option to turn to. If the rule goes forward intact, it could impact the availability not only for Medicare patients, but for people who rely on private insurance as well. In short, those people who don’t have thousands of dollars to spend on implants will have few places to turn to simply be able to hear.
HLAA will be filing comments with CMS in opposition to this new rule. You too can send in comments, too.
Comments are due no later than 5 p.m. on September 2, 2014.