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Legislative Alert – Senate Health Policy Meeting

  What happened today? SB 700 was heard in the Senate Health Policy committee meeting. The first step was to review the amendments that had been added to SB 700. Senator Bean provided an amendment to amendment 302884 (the one regarding our statutes) by adding language to protect children. The amendment to amendment 302884 was… Read more »

FLAA Convention Information

We appreciate everyone’s feedback from our recent Convention Survey! It was very helpful for our planning efforts. So, the big question for 2021 is — will the FLAA meeting be in person or online?  Our focus this year, as always, is to provide you with a quality experience that meets your needs and expectations, and… Read more »

Check Out FLAA’s Virtual Conference Program Now! Earn 1.0 CEUs!

  Registration is now OPEN for the Virtual FLAA Annual Conference on May 29-30, 2020.  Offering 1.0 CEUs, including 0.2 CEUs of Tier 1 credits, this program is full of timely and relevant topics from well-known speakers from around the country.  Check out the schedule below! CEUs will be reported to both CE Broker and AAA. … Read more »

Registration Now Open for FLAA’s Virtual Conference

  Registration is now OPEN for the Virtual FLAA Annual Conference on May 29-30, 2020.  Receive up to 10 continuing education hours or 1.0 CEUs with timely and relevant content including sessions on telehealth, misophonia, cochlear implants, Medicare and more!  Our Virtual Conference will follow the below schedule and provide attendees an opportunity to get their… Read more »

Important Update Regarding the FLAA Annual Convention

  The Board of Directors for the Florida Academy of Audiology has been paying close attention to COVID-19 as it has rapidly escalated around the world.  As we consider the health and safety of our members and exhibitors, in addition to the challenges that they are facing with a limited ability to work at the… Read more »

Medicare Audiology Provisions Pass U.S. House of Representatives

On December 12, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3, which includes Section 602 titled, “Providing Coverage for Hearing Care under the Medicare Program” [PDF]. Section 602 of the bill adds new hearing benefits, including hearing aids, for Medicare beneficiaries with severe to profound hearing loss and also includes a number of provisions… Read more »

Day on the Hill Announcement A Message from FLAA’s VP of Government Relations

Hello FLAA Member, On January 15, 2020, FLAA will host another Day on the Hill to support the Insurance Coverage of Hearing Aids for Children proposed legislation (HB125: https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2020/125/ByCategory). This takes place in Tallahassee, FL from 8:00am – 4:00pm. Audiologists, parents, and children all work in small teams (3-4 people) to visit our state congresspeople… Read more »

FLAA Legislative Update – Children’s Hearing Aid Bill Passes Unanimously by Senate Banking and Insurance Committee

Progress continues as the Florida Academy of Audiology lobbies for the Hearing Care for Children Act! Insurance Coverage for Hearing Aids for Children was re-introduced in the Florida Senate-SB 572-by Senator Dennis Baxley (R-District 12 (Marion, Sumter, Lake Counties).  http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2019/00572 A companion bill was introduced in the Florida House, HB 531, by Representative Robert Charles “Chuck”… Read more »

Senate Bill 572 Update – “WE HAVE A HEARING ON MONDAY!!!

  The last legislation regarding required insurance coverage passed over 10 years ago and the group lobbied for 13 years! Getting this hearing in the second year is a HUGE deal. There are still things to be worked out in order for the bill to have a chance of full passage, but we need a… Read more »