What are the Costs?
The cost of providing speech, language, and hearing services for enrollees is so much less than NOT providing the coverage.
In 2014, ASHA contracted with Milliman, a nationally recognized actuarial consulting to provide an estimate of the total cost of covering common hearing and speech-language services, devices, and supplies in a commercial health plan. The study noted a
utilization rate of approximately one per thousand, with PMPM (per member per month) claim costs of approximately $1.48.