Research and Publications
Dr. Doug Lewis
Contributing Author from the International Hearing Society’s professional journal The Hearing Professional (THP)
- March 2022 Eligibility Gone Wrong
- July 2019 Getting started
- September 2019 Coding and Reimbursement
- December 2019 Your Rights as a Business
- March 2020 When to Seek Professional Help
- July 2020 Maintaining Compliance to Avoid Legal Risk
- September 2020 CAQH ProView for Health Plan Credentialing
- December 2020 Rick Management and Mitigation in a Pandemic and Post-Pandemic World
- March 2021 Managed Care and Compliance Program: Time for an Annual Tune Up
- July 2021 Helping Your Clients Navigate their “Medicare Hearing Aid Benefits”
- September 2021 Contractual Conundrums: What You Don’t Know Will Hurt You
- December 2021Clinical Documentation
Contributing Author for the Published Book “The Essential Guide to Coding In Audiology” Plural Publishing Inc., November 2017, ISBN13-978-1-59756-893-7
Contributing Author for the White Paper entitled ” A Hearing Healthcare Professional’s Guide for Third Party Participation” International Hearing Society, September, 2017.
Published “The False Claims Act and The Audiologist”Audiology Today July-August 2012.
Published “Hearing Health and Age Boom, Part II: Meeting the Needs of an Aging Population”, The Advance for Audiologist Magazines Electronic Version, January 31, 2012
Published “Hearing Health and Age Boom, Part I: Meeting the Needs of an Aging Population”, The Advance for Audiologist Magazines Electronic Version, January 23, 2012
Published “Anti-Kickback Considerations for the Audiologist” Audiology Today, July-August, 2011
Publishes “ To Compete or Non-Compete? Restrictive Covenants Ensure Business Survival When Key Professionals Leave”, The Advance for Audiologists Magazine, Electronic Version, September 8, 2010
Contributing Author for the Published Book “The Consumer Handbook on Hearing Loss and Noise”, Auricle Ink Publishers, Sedona, Arizona April, 2010. ISBN-13: 9780982578506
Published “Hearing Healthcare and the Age Boom: Big Bang or Big Flop?- Part II”, The Hearing Professional, Official Journal of the International Hearing Society, April-June 2010.
Published “Employee Handbooks: Crux or Curse- Clear Guidelines For Good Employment Relationships”, The Advance for Audiologist Magazines Electronic Version, March 18,2010
Published “ Hearing Healthcare and the Age Boom: Big Bang or Big Flop?-Part I” The Hearing Professional. Official Journal of the International Hearing Society, January-March 2010
Published “Understanding the Law of Contracts”, The Advance for Audiologists Magazine, May-June 2008.
Published “To Compete or Non-Compete” That is the Question!” , Mid-America Conference on Hearing Official Magazine, Vol. 5, No.1, Spring, 2008.
Published “Don”t Get Shipwrecked in an Ocean of Ethics”, Mid-America Conference on Hearing Official Magazine, Fall 2007.
Published “Navigating in an Ocean of Ethics”, Advance for Audiologists Magazine, November-December. 2007.
Published “Risks, Rewards, and Retribution”. Co-Authored with Kathy Foltner, Au.D and The Advance for Audiologist Magazine, May – June 2007.
Published “Healthcare Practitioners and Professional Practice: Don’t Get Shipwrecked in an Ocean of Ethics”, Educational Audiology Association Winter Magazine, January 2007.
Published “Your Employment Handbook: Crux or Curse”, Mid-America Conference on Hearing Official Magazine, Fall, 2006
Published “An Overview of Law Issues for the Hearing Healthcare Professional”, The Hearing Professional, Official Journal of the International Hearing Society, May-June, 2006.
Published “Indispensible Insight for the Hearing Aid Dispenser”, Mid-America Conference on Hearing Official Magazine, Fall 2005.
Doctoral Dissertation “A Corporate Compliance Program for a Rural Healthcare Hospital System”, completed for Doctorate of Health Services Administration Degree (Ph.D) at Kennedy-Western University, Agoura Hills, California. Copyrighted and referenced in the National Library of Congress, May 2005.
Editor and Writer from December 2001 to November 2004 for “Vital Signs” Quarterly newsletter produced by Highland District Hospital, Hillsboro, Ohio with circulation in surrounding counties. Contributing Editor of “The PICC Line” column in the ‘Vital Signs” newsletter and focusing upon a variety of topics including Performance Improvement, Corporate Compliance, Infection Control, Regulatory, Licensure, and Accreditation topics, HIPAA and Legal Issues, Healthcare Practitioner Credentialing, Case Management, Coding and DRG”s and numerous quality-related issues. One particular focused upon the Newborn Infant Hearing Screening mandated for initiation by the State of Ohio effective 06/30/2004.
Editor and Writer from March 1998 to December 2001 for Quarterly Newsletter produced by Ohio Rehab & Diagnostic Center, Lancaster, Ohio. Focused upon numerous topics including Audiology, hearing and balance, Durable Medical Equipment, Performance Improvement, Corporate Compliance, HIPAA, and various healthcare legal issues, Cardiac Rehab, Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine, and other Cardiopulmonary health issues.
Participant, National Health Law Writing Competition sponsored by Epstein, Becker, and Green, LPA, Washington D.C. Paper entitled “Legal Ramifications of Human Sleep Disorders: A New and Developing Area of Law”, April 1999. Paper also satisfied requirements for Dissertation-level research for completion of Law Degree at Capital University Law School, May 1999.
Published “Nutritional Supplement use During Medication Administration, Selected Case Studies”, November 1998 edition of Journal of Nutrition for the Elderly.
Published “Gaining Strength: Supplements Revisited”, September 1998 edition of Nursing Management Magazine.
Published “A Medication Pass Supplement Program for Nutritionally Compromised Residents”, Summer 1997 edition of the Gerontological Nutritionist Newsletter.
Published articles in the 1995 Spring and Fall issues of A to Z Magazine, a trade journal sponsored by the Association of Polysomnographic Technologists (APT).
Published “A Hearing Conservation Program for High School Level Students”, The Hearing Journal, March 1989
Published “A Survey of Hospital Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensing Programs”, The Hearing Journal, March 1988.
“Doug engages his audience very well with his explanations and examples”
“Questions and Answers were very helpful”
“I liked the mix of ethics and how the law applies to these ethics”
“He simplified and explained the specific vocabulary within ethics, law and principles of conduct for even a layman to understand without trivializing or subordinating the attendees”
“I loved the ability for the audience to participate…a real showman,
comedian and teacher, all in one!
“There was so much useful information relating to specific hearing healthcare situations. I wish there was more time to go over even more situations that frequently come up in the hearing aid industry…I will be attending his next presentation!”