Important Update:

Recently, OAA was made aware that BCBS made significant changes to its reimbursement schedule for hearing aids effective September 1, 2021. The changes appear to have only been announced through an email newsletter sent out in April of 2021.

OAA has been working with our community of experts to ensure we are presenting our membership research-based information and impactful action items. We appreciate your patience during this process. Our current understanding is that BCBS is within their rights to make these changes and to inform providers in the way they did.

We understand the impact these changes will have on audiologists and their ability to provide the highest level of service to their patients. To that end, OAA is working on the following actions:

We are working on a letter to BCBS, cc'd to the Oregon insurance commission, criticizing the method of notification of this change.

We are working on setting up a listening session with a representative from BCBS and members of OAA where concerns about how this will impact the level of care BCBS subscribers will receive.

We encourage members to reach out to the BCBS Provider Contact Center with comments (800) 253-0838, 6 a.m. - 5 p.m. (PT).

We will keep our members informed as we continue to talk with experts. Please tell other impacted Oregon audiologists and encourage them to reach out to us with any additional questions or concerns - oregonaudiology@gmail.com



Current Events:

Congratulations to our 2022 OAA Board!

Shelly Boelter – President (12/31/23)

Evonne Serpa – Past President (12/31/22)

Bryan Greenaway –President-Elect (12/31/24)

Lindsey Hill – Portland Rep (12/31/22)

Brittany Wilson – Portland Rep (12/31/24)

Barbara Harris – At-Large Rep (12/31/24)

Shelby Atwill – At-Large Rep (12/31/23)

Melody Kahane Weitkamp - At Large Rep (12/31/22)

Erika Shakespeare – South/East Rep (12/31/24)

Kellie Spangler – Mid-Valley Rep (12/31/23)

Katherine Swem- Mid-Valley Rep (12/21/22)

Abigail Hansen – Student/SAA Rep (9/1/2022)

Upcoming events

    • January 25, 2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • February 15, 2022
    • 11:30 AM
    • Virtual

    The Oregon EHDI program is sponsoring a free, online 4-week workshop focused on the intersection of systemic racism and audismSessions will be held: 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, and 2/15 from 9:30-11:30 am.

    Register now at https://nurturely.org/intersection-of-racism-and-audism/

     

    If you can’t attend live, you can still register to have later access to on-demand content. Drop in to the sessions you’re available to join, and catch the others when you can.

     

    The series will be facilitated by Nurturely, leaders in uniting perinatal and pediatric practitioners with communities to promote equity and focus on historically marginalized communities. We welcome all EHDI system partners including hospital staff, birth center staff, midwives, audiologists, students, early intervention, family support partners, Advisory Community members, primary care providers, and family and community members. ASL interpreters and live captioning will be available.

     

    8 continuing education units from the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) are pending approval. A certificate of completion can be provided for individuals to submit for credit to other licensing/professional organizations, as needed. 


    **The Oregon Board of Examiners for SLP and Audiology now requires at least one hour of professional development in cultural competency. This is a great opportunity to meet this requirement.

Past events

December 11, 2021 OAA Board Meeting
November 06, 2021 Annual Members Meeting
October 25, 2021 OAA + ADA AuDacity 2021
September 11, 2021 Incorporating Diversity Science into your Practice
August 03, 2021 Let’s Make Some Noise about MAASA
July 07, 2021 Smartphone Security for Audiologists
May 26, 2021 Securing the Future of Audiology: Collaboration in Action
May 15, 2021 Cultural Proficiency: A Way Forward in Audiology, Part 2
March 06, 2021 Cultural Proficiency: A Way Forward in Audiology, Part 1, PM Session
March 06, 2021 Cultural Proficiency: A Way Forward in Audiology, Part 1, AM Session
February 09, 2021 Widex Virtual: Innovations in Performance in Noise Evaluation
February 04, 2021 Phonak + AB Virtual Series: Marvel CI, Connecting Recipients With The Moments They Love
January 09, 2021 Mindfulness: Finding Ease in the Storm
October 16, 2020 OAA Fall Conference in Partnership with ADA
January 06, 2020 Lantos Technologies Presentation
November 01, 2019 Oregon Academy of Audiology Fall Conference 2019 - Corvallis, OR
November 01, 2019 Exhibitor Registration: Oregon Academy of Audiology Fall Conference 2019
September 28, 2018 Fall 2018 Collaborative Conference OAA + WSAA
September 28, 2018 Exhibitor Registration: Oregon & Washington Collaborative Fall Conference 2018
February 17, 2018 KidsFest Northwest - OAA Booth!
February 03, 2018 28th Annual Mayo Clinic Audiology Conference -- $10 for MEMBERS!
October 13, 2017 Fall 2017 Collaborative Conference
October 13, 2017 Exhibitor Registration for Fall 2017 Collaborative Conference
May 13, 2017 Register NOW! Spring 2017 Audiology Collaborative Conference
February 04, 2017 27th Annual Mayo Clinic Audiology Conference -- $10 for MEMBERS!
October 07, 2016 Vendor/ Exhibitor Registration for Fall 2016 Conference
October 07, 2016 Fall 2016 Conference! Attendee Registration
May 14, 2016 Register today! Spring 2016 Audiology Conference
February 06, 2016 26th Annual Mayo Clinic Audiology Conference
October 02, 2015 Fall Conference at Salishan -- Vendor/ Exhibitor Registration
October 02, 2015 Fall Conference at Salishan-- Attendee Registration
May 16, 2015 Audiology Conference, Spring 2015! Registration now OPEN
February 07, 2015 Mayo Clinic Audiology Conference
October 17, 2014 Fall 2014 Conference

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