Does medicaid cover hearing aid batteries?
- Last Updated: Nov 28th, 2018
The early periodic screening, diagnosis, and treatment (EPSDT) program is the child health care programme under Medicaid. Its services cover the children from birth to age 21 years who are at risk of hearing impairment. EPSDT program covers Audiological assessment, Hearing aids evaluation, Hearing aid services including hearing aid, hearing aid accessories like hearing aid batteries and services.
Therefore Medicaid cover hearing aid batteries for children. Medicaid also provides payment for replacement of hearing aid accessories and hearing aid when medically required to maintain a person’s hearing aid in functional order.
Among 28 states only 12 of them have Medicaid which covers hearing aids if the person is suffering from mild hearing loss.
Medicare cover for adults
Medicaid also covers adults depending on certain qualification. Medicaid coverage varies from state to state. Therefore, depending on your location Medicaid cover hearing exams, hearing aid and other accessories like hearing aid, hearing aid batteries. Check your local Medicaid office to know whether hearing aid batteries are covered by Medicaid in your state or not. A licensed audiologist provide screening, medical clearance, testing and evaluation for Medicaid. The result of an audiometric examination decides whether the hearing impaired patient will get hearing aid batteries or not. In Medicaid to ensure maximum and continuous benefit from the use of hearing aid a written recommendation from the licensed audiologist is a must.
There are certain Medicaid programs which provide following services :
- The required type of ear molds
- Follow up for implant surgeries
- They replace Lost, stolen, or damaged hearing aids
- Follow up and rehabilitation
- Two hearing aids
In the United States of America, Medicaid does not cover hearing aid batteries but it does cover hearing aids and other related services. Although there are other places where Medicaid cover hearing aid batteries. Check your local Medicaid office to know whether hearing aid batteries are covered by Medicaid in your state or not.