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Understanding Your US Family Health Plan Coverage: A Guide to Optimizing Hearing Aid Benefits

by | Jul 6, 2023 | Insurance, Patient Resources

Health insurance can be a labyrinth of complex terms, coverage specifications, and exceptions. Knowing where you stand is particularly crucial when you’re navigating the subtleties of hearing aid coverage. With the US Family Health Plan, deciphering what’s included in your coverage is a critical step toward improving your hearing health.

The Importance of Diagnostic Tests

Hearing loss treatment begins with a comprehensive diagnostic hearing assessment. These evaluations do more than just identify hearing loss; they also pinpoint the most effective hearing aids for your specific needs. The good news is that it’s possible to qualify for a free annual hearing exam under the US Family Health Plan.

Appreciating the Flexibility of Your Coverage

The US Family Health Plan is highly adaptable, designed to cater to the unique needs of its members. With a personalized approach to coverage and benefits, the plan aims to serve each individual’s specific situation. To make the most of your coverage, it’s essential that you look deeper into your plan’s details.

Deciphering Your Coverage: The What, How, and When

To truly leverage your US Family Health Plan, it’s imperative to understand its finer details. What types of hearing aids are covered? How much of the cost does the plan cover? When will the insurance accommodate the expense for new hearing aids? These are all crucial questions to answer as you plan your journey toward better hearing health.

What About Hearing Aid Discounts?

It’s worth noting that while hearing aids and hearing services are not directly covered, US Family Health Plan members may still receive a 20 percent discount on hearing aids and some hearing services with participating providers. This reduction could significantly alleviate the financial investment associated with improving your hearing health.

The Acadian Hearing Advantage

With Acadian Hearing Services, you’re not alone on this journey. Our team of professionals is ready to guide you through your coverage details, clarify your plan’s specifics, and assist with managing out-of-pocket expenses. We’re committed to making your journey to better hearing health as seamless as possible.

A Commitment to Continual Support

Our commitment doesn’t end with helping you navigate your insurance plan. We offer ongoing support as you make the most of your hearing aids, providing crucial aftercare services. With the US Family Health Plan and Acadian Hearing’s dedicated team, you can confidently embark on your journey toward better hearing health, knowing professional support is just a call away.

Asking the Right Questions About Your Coverage

To get the most out of your insurance plan, it’s critical to ask the right questions about your coverage. Does your plan cover a diagnostic hearing evaluation? Do you need a referral from a primary care physician? Can you choose your preferred hearing aids, or are you restricted to specific types or brands? Understanding these aspects will allow you to utilize your insurance coverage most effectively, and those are all questions our insurance experts can help you answer.

Working With Major Insurance Carriers

At Acadian Hearing Services, we work with a host of major insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Aetna, Humana, Medicare, Medicaid, and more. Our experienced insurance specialists can help you unravel the intricacies of your policy, ensuring you receive the full benefits you’re entitled to.

Don’t Let Uncertainty Hold You Back

Uncertainty about what your insurance covers shouldn’t hold you back from addressing your hearing loss. At Acadian Hearing Services, our goal is to alleviate any confusion or frustration you may have by helping you navigate your insurance coverage. Our insurance specialist will check your coverage and guide you through the process of obtaining the hearing care you need.

With Acadian Hearing Services and the US Family Health Plan, your journey to better hearing health is easier than ever. For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit our insurance coverage page or call us at (337) 436-3277 (Downtown) or (337) 240-6600 (South). 

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Dr. Heidi J Sorrells - Audiologist

Dr. Heidi J. Sorrells obtained her doctorate degree from Salus University in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, and master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Minot State University in Minot, North Dakota. She is a certified audiologist by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and she holds a Louisiana and a Texas audiology license. Dr. Sorrells enjoys all aspects of working in a private practice audiology clinic but especially loves the challenges of vestibular (balance) assessment and rehabilitation.