Does Medicare Cover Hearing Aids?

Medicare coverage
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If you’re a senior citizen or someone with a disability who is looking for coverage for hearing aids, the first question that comes to mind is likely, “Does Medicare cover hearing aids?” Generally speaking, Medicare does not cover the cost of hearing aids. However, there are some instances where Part C or Medicare Advantage may provide some coverage. This blog post will further explore the details behind hearing aid insurance processing.

Medicare Part A and B

The original parts of Medicare (Parts A and B) do not typically provide coverage for hearing aid care. The exceptions to this rule include audiology services that are necessary as part of other covered medical care provided in a hospital or skilled nursing facility setting. Even then, only medically necessary services related to your stay at the hospital or skilled nursing facility would be covered by Medicare.

Medicare Advantage (Part C)
Medicare Advantage plans under Part C may offer more comprehensive coverage for audiology services than Parts A and B. These plans are offered through private insurance companies and often combine the benefits of Parts A and B into one plan. Depending on your particular plan, some private insurance companies may offer partial coverage for audiology services such as hearing tests and hearing aid fittings if they are deemed medically necessary by a doctor. However, it is important to note that not all private insurance companies provide this kind of coverage, and each company has its own set of rules regarding what type of care is covered under their particular plan. It’s best to speak with your provider directly to find out what type of coverage they offer and if any portion of your hearing aid costs may be eligible for reimbursement through their plan. Feel free to contact us today to speak with one of our dedicated insurance specialists to help you determine the best course of action given your insurance benefit.

Supplemental Insurance Policies

In addition to researching coverage options under Parts A, B and C of Medicare, there are also supplemental policies available from private insurance companies that can help cover the cost of audiology care such as hearing aids and exams. Supplemental policies typically have lower premiums than traditional health insurance plans but can still provide valuable benefits when it comes to covering the costs associated with audiology services like hearing aids. Again, each policy varies so it’s important to read over any paperwork carefully before signing up for a policy to understand what types of treatments are covered under it.

Contact Elite Hearing Centers of America Today!

Elite Hearing Centers of America specialize in hearing aid insurance processing, helping to ensure hearing aid users get the devices they need. We offer unparalleled hearing aid knowledge and experience to navigate hearing insurance providers and coverage options. Our professionalism and expertise help make the hearing aid insurance process easier for anyone needing hearing assistance. Contact us today at 855-678-3234 to get started!

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