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DO YOU TAKE MY INSURANCE?
Here are a few questions with answers that might be a little more comforting......
GOOD NEWS IF YOU WERE YOU REFERRED BY A PHYSICIAN? If you were referred by your doctor to see us, you do not need to worry about insurance because the initial consultation and test is complimentary.
ARE YOU MAINLY CHECKING INTO COVERAGE FOR HEARING AIDS? If you know hearing aids are needed, check with your own insurance provider. You will likely still have to pay most or all of the cost of the hearing aids. We will provide you with a superbill that you can use to submit to your insurance. I should add that if your reason for hearing testing is to determine the necessity for hearing aids, the hearing test is no charge.
WHY DOESN'T MEDICARE COVER HEARING AIDS? Medicare has never covered hearing aids and probably never will; and, in many cases, does not cover hearing tests either. For more information, click on MEDICARE COVERAGE. Some supplemental insurances to Medicare like United HealthCare provides hearing aids at costs about 20% less than us, but the quality of the hearing aids is very poor with the hearing aids mailed to the user. This type of plan has been tried on and off for the last 30 years and ultimately fades away, so the long term prospect of this surviving is poor.
HOW CAN WE HELP? Our office can help to a certain extent but it is primarily up to you, the patient to contact your insurance company so there is no misunderstanding.