The Academy Urges the Agency to Lift the Medicare Physician Order Requirement Currently in Place for Beneficiary Access to Audiologists and Allow Audiologists to Provide Services Via Telehealth

The Academy submitted a letter to CMS today 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.

The current healthcare crisis is placing seniors in increased isolation as many senior living facilities have enforced a lockdown and the ability to hear and communicate are essential now more than ever.