Some Aetna Health Insurance Company plans may offer hearing aid benefits. The doctors of audiology at Gardner Audiology are providers for Aetna Health Insurance. We are pleased to announce our newest location in South Tampa. Most insurance plans cover diagnostic hearing evaluations, when ordered by a physician. Hearing aid benefits are a different story. Because Medicare does not cover hearing aids, many other insurance companies have also excluded them. You cannot tell if your plan covers hearing aids by looking at your card. It is critical to verify benefits directly with the Aetna.
Of the Aetna plans that have hearing aid benefits, some are administered directly through the insurance company and others offer the option of using a contracted third party to administer the hearing aid benefit. In order to maximize your benefit if you do have coverage, it is important to know the proper way to bill. Gardner Audiology staff members are experienced in determining the proper path and are happy to offer guidance.
Insurance companies may 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 and you don’t have to do this alone. Let us help you. Call Gardner Audiology at 1-800-277-1182.