Insurance and Medicare Coverages

Dr. Johnson is an approved Audiology provider for conducting hearing examinations and fitting hearing aids with several insurance plans. He is also a member of several nationwide referral network programs.  In these programs, patients are referred to Dr. Johnson’s practice given his participation and expertise in the local geographic region.

The insurance plan you carry may or may not cover hearing and hearing aid-related healthcare.  We have found that the best way to know is to call, ask, and verify your particular benefits.

If you have an insurance carrier that covers hearing and hearing aid-related healthcare and would like our practice to serve you, then please let us know and we will examine whether we can enroll as a provider with that insurance carrier.

Medicare Part B covers diagnostic hearing exams if your physician refers you for the tests to help with diagnosis or help determine if further medical evaluation and/or treatment is needed.  An order for a diagnostic hearing exam can come in the form of a referral letter from your doctor which can be brought with you to your appointment.

Medicare Part B does not cover routine hearing exams, hearing aids, or exams for fitting hearing aids.

There are many Medicare Part C (also known as Medicare Advantage plans) that do cover hearing aids in full or offer hearing aids for a copay amount.   The hearing exam may be covered in full or have a much smaller copay (similar to office visits for a specialty doctor).  Dr. Johnson’s practice participates as a provider for many of these supplemental insurance plans.