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Medicaid Coverage for Hearing Aids and Hearing Care in Alaska

10/02/2023 | Insurance, Patient Resources

Many people in America struggle with hearing issues, but help is available for those afflicted. If you find yourself with a hearing problem but are worried about the investments required to remedy it, fear not.

There are many insurance plans that can assist you with securing the treatment you need in a manageable way.

In Alaska, Medicaid is a vital source of health insurance for many residents. In this article, we’ll explore whether Medicaid in Alaska provides coverage for hearing aids, hearing care, and tinnitus treatment.

What is the Medicaid Coverage for Hearing Aids in Alaska?

Medicaid is a joint federal and state program that provides health insurance coverage to low-income individuals and families. Alaska’s Medicaid program, like those in other states, has specific guidelines for coverage, which may differ from the federal guidelines.

In Alaska, Medicaid covers hearing aids for children under the age of 21. This coverage includes the cost of the hearing aid device itself, fittings, and necessary adjustments.

However, for adults aged 21 and over, Alaska Medicaid does not typically cover hearing aids, with some exceptions for specific medical conditions. You can consult with us or Alaska Medicaid directly to determine if you qualify for an exception.

Treating Your Hearing With Medicaid

While Alaska Medicaid may not cover hearing aids for all adults, it does provide coverage for certain hearing care services. These services may include hearing evaluations, audiologic testing, and other diagnostic services.

Tinnitus evaluations and treatment may also be covered if deemed medically necessary by a healthcare professional.

If you’re looking for a hearing clinic in Alaska that accepts Medicaid, consider visiting Alaska Hearing & Tinnitus Center.

Our knowledgeable staff can assist you in determining your coverage and help you navigate the insurance process. For more information on our insurance services, visit our insurance service page.

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Working Out Your Medicaid Coverage

Navigating the intricacies of Medicaid coverage can be challenging. It’s essential to understand your specific plan and the benefits it offers. To determine your coverage for hearing aids, hearing care, and tinnitus treatment, follow these simple steps:

Review your Alaska Medicaid plan: Each Medicaid plan may have different coverage rules and limitations. Ensure you know the details of your specific plan and any restrictions that may apply to hearing-related services.

Ask us for help: The best people to ask are those who work frequently with Medicaid themselves. Visit us at Alaska Hearing & Tinnitus Center and discuss your needs with a qualified professional. We can provide guidance on the services you may require and help you understand your coverage.

Contact Alaska Medicaid directly: If you still have questions about your coverage or need clarification, contact Alaska Medicaid at 1-800-780-9972.

Work with our insurance specialist: At Alaska Hearing & Tinnitus Center, we have an insurance specialist on staff who can help you navigate the complexities of your insurance plan and answer any questions you may have.

Does Medicaid Cover You?

While Alaska Medicaid does provide coverage for hearing aids for children and some hearing care services for adults, it does not generally cover hearing aids for adults. However, there may be exceptions for specific medical conditions.

To ensure you receive the necessary hearing care and devices, check your insurance benefits through our website.

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Dr. Emily E McMahan

Dr. McMahan attended the University of Cincinnati where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2009. She furthered her professional education by obtaining her Doctorate of Audiology from Salus University in Philadelphia in 2013. She completed her residency in Anchorage and has been applying her expertise to her patients in the Pacific Northwest for several years. Whether you need hearing testing, hearing aids, or assistance with managing tinnitus in your daily lives, Dr. McMahan is qualified to assist you!

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