Hearing aid coverage for adults, effective January 1, 2019

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Apple Health (Medicaid) Provider Alert

As directed by the legislature in Senate Bill 5179, the Health Care Authority (agency) is restoring coverage of hearing instruments for adults, effective January 1, 2019.

The agency amended current rules and adopted new rules under Chapter 182-547 WAC and amended WAC 182-501-0060. The agency is also publishing a new Hearing hardware billing guide. The new billing guide is available on the agency’s Provider billing guides page.