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Health Insurance DOES Cover Cochlear Implants, in partnership with American Cochlear Implant Alliance

Course: #34121Level: Intermediate1 Hour 118 Reviews
Recorded Webinar

Cochlear implants are highly underutilized by people who could benefit and one of the most common reasons that people don’t pursue the intervention is a misperception that they or their family will be paying for the device and related services out-of-pocket. This introduction to health insurance and cochlear implants will explain the typical coverage process in public and private health insurance plans as well as the likely financial responsibility of the individual or family. Presenters are the director of an innovative cochlear implant program and a national advocate for cochlear implant access. This course is presented by AudiologyOnline in partnership with ACIA.

Course created on January 29, 2020

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CEUs/Hours Offered: AAA/0.1 Intermediate; ACAud/1.0; ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional; BAA/1.0; CAA/1.0; Calif SLPAB/1.0; IACET/0.1; IHS/1.0; NZAS/1.0; SAC/1.0

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to list the various types of health insurance that may be options for patients when they are being considered for a cochlear implant.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe procedures that patients can use to overcome some of the roadblocks that may be encountered with regards to coverage for a cochlear implant.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe counseling techniques for prospective cochlear implant recipients and family members regarding health insurance coverage of cochlear implants.

Agenda

0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-15 Minutes Overview of Cochlear Implant Insurance Coverage
15-30 Minutes Procedures for Determining Candidates Insurance Coverage
30-40 Minutes Roadblocks
40-50 Minutes Processor Upgrades or Replacement
50-55 Minutes Resources
55-60 Minutes Summary, Q & A

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Presenter Disclosure: Terry Zwolan: Financial: Terry Zwolan is Director of Cochlear Implant Program at the University of Michigan. She received an honorarium for this presentation. Non-financial: Terry Zwolan has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Donna Sorkin: Financial: Donna Sorkin is employed by the American Cochlear Implant Alliance. She received an honorarium for this presentation. Non-Financial: Donna Sorkin wears a cochlear implant. She has served on federal, corporate and university boards including the U.S. Access Board, the National Institute on Deafness, NIH and Gallaudet University.


Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented by the American Cochlear Implant Alliance in partnership with AudiologyOnline.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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American Academy of Audiology

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Australian College of Audiology

Australian College of Audiology

AudiologyOnline courses are approved for Continuing Education Points by the Australian College of Audiology. Automatic ACAud Approval Number 20000. This course is offered for 1 CEP.


American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional Area)


British Academy of Audiology

British Academy of Audiology

This course has been accredited with 1 CPD point/s by the British Academy of Audiology.


Canadian Academy of Audiology

Canadian Academy of Audiology

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International Hearing Society

International Hearing Society

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New Zealand Audiological Society

New Zealand Audiological Society

This course is offered for 1.0 Continuing Education points through the New Zealand Audiological Society.


Speech-Language & Audiology Canada

Speech-Language & Audiology Canada

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