Private Health Plans Coverage of Services: Audiology
Outpatient audiology services are often covered by health plans, but with limitations. Nearly all insurers cover audiological diagnostic services which are required by a physician to establish a diagnosis. Evaluations to detect hearing loss and services related to degenerative hearing loss may or may not be covered. Hearing aids are covered by some plans when the hearing loss results from an illness or injury, but many insurers exclude hearing aids.
You should ask your patients to determine their health plan policy's coverage before the first visit. It is the patient's responsibility to pay for services rendered if the services are not covered.
Getting Your Audiology Services Covered
State Level Coverage of Audiology Services
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About Health Insurance
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Adding Speech, Language, and Hearing Benefits