Andrea Dowell Opposes Change to Medicare Coverage for Bone Anchored Hearing Devices

Ten-month-old Ashlyn, who was born without ears, would be deaf without her bone anchored hearing system. Like so many, the system is critical to her development and wellbeing.

Her mother, Andrea Dowell, is speaking out and opposing the change to Medicare coverage that could eliminate coverage for bone anchored hearing systems.

“It means a lot to a lot of people.”

A bone anchored hearing device is the only answer for her daughter.

“It isn’t an option. It’s not just a luxury. For her, and for a lot of kids and adults and older people, it’s their livelihood.”

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In fact, Ashlyn’s first smile came after she heard her first sounds with her bone anchored hearing system.

Right now The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are taking comments on the proposal. You can take action by registering your comments with the following link:!searchResults;rpp=25;po=0;s=15840;fp=true;ns=true

And comment under proposed rule:

Medicare Program: End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System, Quality Incentive Program, and Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies  (ID: CMS-2014-0092-0002)

If you have any questions regarding the proposed rule or need assistance submitting your comments, please contact us.

1 thought on “Andrea Dowell Opposes Change to Medicare Coverage for Bone Anchored Hearing Devices

  1. Nadia Rosas

    This will really benefit the children asap as they know they will need one, rather than waiting for financial resources. Thank You!!


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