The Benefits of Membership

When you join ILAA, you become the voice of your profession in the state of Illinois. ILAA is dedicated to promoting the profession of Audiology and to empowering our members to best serve their patients and one another. Your support of ILAA allows us, as the sole Audiology-only professional organization in the state, to promote and advocate for our profession and your professional interests at the state level. Your membership gives you the power to shape the future of Audiology in Illinois.

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The Medicare Audiologist Access & Services Act of 2021 

A joint bill was recently introduced in the Senate and House of Representative with the aim of improving access to Audiology services. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Rand Paul (R-KY), Charles Grassley (R-IA), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Krysten Sinema (D-AZ) introduced the bill to the Senate on May 19th. Representatives Tom Rice (R-SC) and Matt Cartwright (D-PA) introduced identical legislation in the House of Representatives on March 3rd. Since its introduction to the House, the bill has gained 32 bipartisan cosponsors. This legislation will reclassify Audiologists as "practitioners", remove the physician order requirement for Audiology services, and expand coverage of Audiology services beyond diagnostics to include treatment. This will help align Audiology with other doctoral-level health professionals in the Medicare program. 

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