Making it Easier to Make the Most of Your ADA Membership

Author: Stephanie Czuhajewski, ADA Executive Director

ADA is focused on ensuring that its members receive continuing access to the information, education and relationships that reflect and support best clinical and business practices. To that end, we are continually working to develop new tools and resources that will be of most use to you.

Please be on the lookout for the ADA Member Needs Assessment Survey, which will be sent to you via e-mail in September. The results from this survey will be used to determine the direction of ADA programming priorities over the next year—and we really value your input!

Meanwhile, we have been hard at work to make it easier for you to make the most of your ADA membership in five key areas:
  1. Enhanced Website Resources The new ADA website www.audiologist.org launched on August 1st. The website is packed with the latest news and information plus numerous tools and resources for your practice. Don’t forget to visit us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and join us at Linked In!

  2. Coding, Billing and Reimbursement Solutions ADA contracts with Audiology Resources, Inc. to provide coding, billing and third party reimbursement advice for members. Dr. Kim Cavitt, a leading expert in audiology billing/coding and third party reimbursement, will be happy to answer your questions at no charge—please take advantage of this key ADA member benefit. Please contact Dr. Cavitt at kim.cavitt@audiologyresources.com for more information.

  3. Opportunities to Guide Strategic Initiatives, Share Your Expertise and Gain Knowledge ADA offers several opportunities for committee and subcommittee service in the areas of membership, advocacy, mentoring, convention planning, awards, business resources, and education. Please contact ADA headquarters at info@audiologist.org for more information. All ADA members are eligible to serve on ADA committees.

    If you have a great idea or best practice to share with your peers, please consider authoring an article for Audiology Practices, or submitting an abstract for an online webinar or the annual convention.

    Members enjoy significant discounts on registration fees for the ADA Annual Convention and free webinars for CE credit throughout the year. Read about ADA’s 2011 convention programming, including the new ADA Business Training Program on page 46.

  4. Networking & Communication The ADA Connect listserv provides an informal mechanism for members to solicit and provide peer-to-peer advice on business and clinical topics. Visit www.audiologist.org to get connected!

    ADA disseminates e-news you can use. In addition to the ADA monthly e-newsletter, the AuDio- Gram, ADA releases member alerts whenever news breaks. These member alerts will keep you up to date on legal, event and advocacy issues.

  5. Off the Shelf, Customizable Marketing Materials for Your Practice ADA’s Hear for You program is designed to help you market at a grass roots level, where it matters most. Hear for You materials include Power Point slide templates, press release templates, a brochure template and an F.A.Q. sheet along with recommended ideas for community outreach activities. Hear for You is ideal for communicating with multiple audiences including physicians and prospective patients.