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Medicaid Coverage for Baha Softband/Headband

George Cire, AuD

December 6, 2010

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Question

Will Medicaid cover the Baha softband/headband for an older child who is not yet a surgical candidate?

Answer

Medicaid coverage for Baha and softband is determined on a state by state basis. There is a code for the Baha with softband (L8692) but not all states' Medicaid programs fund this. One would need to contact the Medicaid programs in their respective areas to gain more information.

George Cire currently works as Clinical Manager of Bone Anchored Solutions for Cochlear Americas in Englewood, Colorado. Prior to joining Cochlear, Dr. Cire has worked as a field specialist for Phonak Hearing Systems and has been a practicing Audiologist for 30 years. He has worked both in stand-alone private practice and as the director of an ENT affiliated Audiology Practice. His specialty interests are in the areas of clinical verification of amplification and vestibular diagnostics and treatment. Dr. Cire received his BA degree from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, LA, M.C.D. (Master of Communicative Disorders) from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA and Au.D. from A. T. Still University, Arizona School of Health Sciences in Mesa, AZ.


george cire

George Cire, AuD

Clinical Manager, Bone Anchored Solutions, Cochlear Americas

George Cire currently works as Clinical Manager of Bone Anchored Solutions for Cochlear Americas in Englewood, Colorado.  Prior to joining Cochlear, Dr. Cire has worked as a field specialist for Phonak Hearing Systems and has been a practicing Audiologist for 30 years.  He has worked both in stand-alone private practice and as the director of an ENT affiliated Audiology Practice.  His specialty interests are in the areas of clinical verification of amplification and vestibular diagnostics and treatment.  Dr. Cire received his BA degree from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, LA, M.C.D. (Master of Communicative Disorders) from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA and Au.D. from A. T. Still University, Arizona School of Health Sciences in Mesa, AZ.


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