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Beyond the Clinic: Health Care Policies & Access to Audiology Services (SIG 8) (On Demand Webinar) (WEB19435)

Presenter(s): Arrianna Marie Planey, PhD
Course Description

This webinar discusses how health care policies affect access to audiology services. The speaker presents the results of a study of (in)equity in access to audiology services in the absence of Medicare reimbursements beyond physician-referred audiology assessments.

This webinar is part of the SIGnature Series, a collection of webinars developed by volunteers from ASHA’s Special Interest Groups, who share practical, evidence-based suggestions and solutions based on their in-depth knowledge, clinical experiences, and passion for their specialty areas. This webinar was developed by SIG 8: Audiology and Public Health.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Identify practical and financial constraints audiologists experience due to current Medicare and Medicaid regulations
  • Identify potential effects of Medicare and Medicaid policies on patients’ access to care
  • Describe dimensions of access to hearing health care beyond insurance status and affordability

DEI Professional Development Requirement

This course counts toward the ASHA certification maintenance professional development requirement for DEI (which encompasses cultural competency; cultural humility; culturally responsive practice; and diversity, equity, and inclusion). See more courses that count toward this requirement or read more about professional development requirements for certification maintenance.

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Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 1
ASHA CEU*: 0.1
Item #(s): WEB19435
Available Through: November 09, 2025