Hearing Network Alliance Promoting Value of Hearing Care with White Paper and Session Track at Specialty Health Summit
A multitude of medical research and studies have drawn clear lines between an individual's hearing health and his/her physical, mental and social well-being. Undiagnosed and untreated hearing loss can reverberate and manifest in slips and falls from balance issues, prolonged recovery from otherwise unrelated illnesses, social isolation and depression, exacerbation and/or early onset of dementia and unrealized earning potential. HNA has consolidated those findings into one white paper: Getting More than an Earful: The True Cost of Undiagnosed and Untreated Hearing Loss on Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQol). To view the paper, please visit here.
Additionally, the Alliance is putting the 2016 NASHO Annual Summit theme - Specialty Health: Voicing Our Value - into practice with a hearing care industry session track that covers the white paper content in addition to analysis of the current managed care marketplace and a roundtable with vision care industry participants to discuss effective marketing strategies. For the current agenda, hotel reservations and registration information, please visit specialtyhealthsummit.org.
Formed in early 2011, the Hearing Network Alliance gathers senior leaders of hearing health networks. Members affirm that hearing health care is essential to good health and consumer quality of life. Dedicated to increasing access to hearing health benefits, HNA engages in advocacy and educational efforts to convey the value of quality hearing health care.
The National Association of Specialty Health Organizations (NASHO), a subsidiary of the American Association of Plans, Administrators and Networks (AAPAN), launched in January 2003 to advance and evolve specialty healthcare delivery in the United States. Our strategic initiative - to fully integrate specialty health organizations into the healthcare reimbursement model - encompasses every facet of the specialty health industry: from carriers and networks focused on dental, vision, hearing, physical medicine radiology, behavioral health, physical therapy and hearing to other ancillary service organizations.