Some Aetna Health Insurance Company plans may offer hearing aid benefits. Audiologists Dr. Jodi Conter and Dr. Angela Schenk in the Crystal River and Inverness offices of Gardner Audiology are providers for Aetna Health Insurance. Most plans cover diagnostic hearing evaluations when ordered by a physician. While some plans do, not every plan has hearing aid benefits. It is critical to verify benefits directly with the Aetna.
Of the Aetna plans that have hearing aid benefits, some are directly through the insurance company and others offer the option of using a contracted third party to administer the hearing aid benefit. It is important to know the proper way to bill to maximize your benefit if you do have a hearing aid benefit. Gardner Audiology staff members are experienced in determining the proper path.
Sometimes insurance companies have specific requirements that must be met before a hearing aid claim will be paid. Sometimes medical clearance from a physician is required. Some request a letter of medical necessity. Others require a denial from Medicare before they will consider the claim. Determining and understanding these requirements can be a daunting task. Don’t become overwhelmed, let our experienced staff help.
Insurance can be intimidating to try to navigate. Call Gardner Audiology at 1-800-277-1182 and let us help you determine if you have hearing aid benefits.