Gardner Audiology is happy to announce our newest Blue Cross Blue Shield location located in South Tampa. All Gardner Audiologists are BCBS providers. We provided diagnostic testing, at the request of you physician. We also are BCBS hearing aid providers.
Typically, insurance companies often do not cover hearing aids. Medicare set the standard by excluding hearing aids and most other companies have followed suit. If hearing aid benefits are present they are typically a retirement plan benefit that is administered through the insurance company. FEP – Federal Employee Plan, also referred to as Government-wide Service Benefit Plan, is one example. Every three years, FEP covers retired government workers through BCBS with a $2500 benefit toward the purchase of hearing aids. This is only one example, but there are many others. Please call our office and our staff will be happy to check your benefits for you.
The doctors of audiology at all locations of Gardner Audiology are providers for BCBS. Our experienced office staff is happy to handle verification of your benefits and provide guidance in compliance of the insurance requirements. Your insurance plan may require you to be medically cleared for hearing aids by a physician. If that step is skipped, payment for the hearing aids will not happen. Knowing the proper procedures is critical in having the cost of your hearing aids covered.
Insurance can be intimidating to try to navigate and you do not need to attempt this on you own. Let us help you. Call Gardner Audiology at 1-800-277-1182.