Join us March 7th as ACI Alliance meets with Congressional Members and staff to familiarize them with the extraordinary benefits of cochlear implants as well as access concerns.
As in prior years, ACI Alliance will organize the day for our members. We will schedule meetings with Congressional offices, group participants with others from their state, conduct training (both via teleconference two weeks prior and on-site that morning), develop materials and messaging, and provide transportation from the conference hotel to Capitol Hill. This will allow our members to focus on what they know best: the benefits of cochlear implants and what we need to do to ensure full access to care. Our focus this year will be on insurance and the continued availability of Medicaid for the entire continuum of CI care. A secondary issue may be the rollout of the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Act.
The day will begin with a training lunch at 11AM at the conference hotel and end at approximately 4:30 PM. (The precise ending time will depend upon the assigned visits for each person.) CI company pre-conference sessions will also be held on March 7 in the afternoon; participants in the Congressional visits will be unable to attend the Wednesday company events. Due to the logistics of organizing an event like this, member participation is limited to 100 people and advance application is required.
To submit an application to participate in ACI Alliance on the Hill click HERE.