Blue Cross Blue Shield covers hearing aids through a variety of programs. Those participating in the Federal Employee Program (FEP) have a $2500 total benefit every 3 calendar years (Jan 1 – Dec. 31). Audiologist Jodi Conter has many FEP hearing aid patients.
If you suspect you have hearing loss Jodi can help to verify it and offer solutions.
Navigating your Blue Cross Blue Shield policy to determine your hearing aid benefits and what procedures to follow can be challenging. Jodi will confirm benefits prior to hearing aid fitting in order to spare patients the aggravation of finding out that hearing aids are not covered or covered to a more limited degree than expected. Surprises as such are not pleasant. Her staff can provide this information over the phone and before your appointment. She understands your time is valuable.
Things to consider:
Some plans may require a medical clearance by a doctor prior to fitting. This is to rule out any medically treatable cause for the hearing loss. In many cases conductive hearing losses can be corrected through medication or surgery. In addition some conditions suggest against fitting until they are medically addressed, such as a chronic draining ear.
Jodi’s Gardner Audiology staff will be happy to assist you to determine and verify your hearing aid benefits.
Call Gardner Audiology 1 800 277-1182.