Contracting with Third Party Payers
Over the last several years, the audiology community has seen the growth of third-party involvement in the hearing aid reimbursement process. These programs are being offered by: traditional commercial payers and their subsidiaries, Medicare and Medicaid contractors, government entities, worker's compensation programs, and third-party administrators. As a result, audiologists and their practices are being presented with numerous opportunities to be involved as providers of care in these programs. The resources below will assist audiologist or audiology practice to consider each opportunity carefully when determining whether signing a third-party contract will be a good decision for the practice.