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What's New

Call to ACTION:  Help Support HHP's Legislative Efforts!

Write the governor in support of SB 1326! On August 11, 2014 HHP-sponsored legislation, SB 1326 (Roth), was approved by the legislature and sent on to the governor for consideration. The bill clears up the existing warranty provisions for hearing aids. HHP is asking all of our members to write the governor asking for his signature on this legislation.
Click here for more information.

CIGNA Partners with HearPO

HHP managed care members began receiving letters from CIGNA regarding its decision to partner with HearPO for all digital and digitally programmable hearing aids and supplies effective 9/1/2014. HHP had recently learned that CIGNA was making this move by way of a letter received from HearPO addressed to one managed care member. We immediately began communications with CIGNA to verify the information as we were aware that none of our members had been properly notified. HHP fully appreciates that this is a deviation from our contract arrangement with CIGNA; however, the contract provision allows CIGNA to make a significant change to the agreement with a 45-day notification. We have attempted to push back the effective date since our members have only recently received notifications. We will keep you informed if there are any new developments. In the meantime, HHP has confirmed with HearPO that it is still accepting new providers.

Medi-Cal: Hearing Aids Reimbursement Rate and Policy Change

Effective for dates of service on or after April 1, 2014, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is revising the reimbursement policy for hearing aid codes. DHCS is changing the definition of "one-unit wholesale cost."

The existing definition is: The "unit price" or the "single" unit price as identified in the manufacturer's wholesale catalog not including rebates, discounts, taxes or any other factors.

The new definition is: The "unit price" or the "single" unit price as identified in the manufacturer's wholesale catalog less rebates, discounts, taxes or any other factors.

Also effective for dates of service on or after April 1, 2014, the markup for monaural and binaural hearing aids, click here for the full text of the Medi-Cal Bulletin notice.

SUPPORT HHP - Donate to the PAC

You can support HHP's advocacy efforts by donating to the Political Action Committee (PAC). Click here to make your donation.

 
Call to Action:  SB 1326 (Roth) is on its Way to the Governor's Desk The HHP-sponsored bill, SB 1326 (Roth), successfully passed out the legislature on August 11, 2014 and is now with the governor for consideration. HHP needs a STRONG show of support from as many members as possible.  So please write your letter of support to the governor today. This bill provides clarity and specificity to the existing warranty provisions for hearing aids. Sample Letter to the Governor
 
There are many different events for HHP members. Consult the calendar to see if the event you are looking for is listed. If you don’t see the meeting or event you are looking for feel free to contact us for more information. The calendar is updated as new information becomes available. 2014 Events
November 5 HHP Board Meeting – Sacramento, CA
2015 Events
April 30 - May 2 2015 Annual Convention - Harvey’s Lake Tahoe – 18 U.S. 50, Stateline, NV, click here FMI
 

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Membership Qualifications

There are several different membership categories. We urge you to become acquainted with the different levels of membership that will meet your specific needs-and Become A Member TODAY.


Regular Member

Any person who fulfills the legal requirements of the State of California for fitting and dispensing hearing instruments and are actively engaged in the practice of testing human hearing and selecting, fitting, counseling clients and dispensing hearing instruments. (Voting Privileges)

Regular/Employee Member

Employee of a Regular Member who fulfills the legal requirements of the State of California for fitting and dispensing hearing instruments and are actively engaged in the practice of testing human hearing and selecting, fitting, counseling clients and dispensing hearing instruments. (Voting Privileges)

 

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