Medicare Coverage of Hearing Aids


hearingaid

What It Is

Hearing aids and the examinations for fitting hearing aids

What's Covered

Neither Medicare Part A nor Medicare Part B covers hearing aids or the examination for fitting hearing aids.

If you have a Medicare Part C Medicare Advantage plan: Medicare Part C Medicare Advantage plans, also called Medicare Advantage plans, must cover everything that's included in original Medicare Part A and Part B coverage. But sometimes a Part C plan covers more, with extra services or an expanded amount of coverage. To find out whether your plan provides some coverage for hearing aids and fitting, contact the plan directly.

What Medicare Pays

Medicare pays nothing toward the cost of hearing aids or fitting of hearing aids.

Important: Regardless of the rules regarding any particular type of care, in order for Medicare Part A, Medicare Part B, or a Medicare Part C plan to provide coverage, the care must meet two basic requirements:

  • The care must be "medically necessary." This means that it must be ordered or prescribed by a licensed physician or other authorized medical provider, and that Medicare (or a Medicare Part C plan) agrees that the care is necessary and proper. For help getting your care covered, see FAQ: How Can I Increase the Odds That Medicare Will Cover My Medical Service?

  • The care must be performed or delivered by a healthcare provider who participates in Medicare.

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Why are not hearing aids considered necessary health factors.


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