Hearing Aid Submissions, New Prior Authorization Tool Coming in Fall

Hearing Aid Submission

Effective 7/1/2023, BCBSWY will reimburse hearing aids at 100% of submitted invoices. Providers should bill the cost of professional services associated with providing the hearing aid separately. These services may include the following: fitting (V5011), evaluation (V5020) and dispensing (V5160).

Please always include an invoice when submitting billing for reimbursement.


New Prior Authorization Tool Coming in Fall

Coming this fall, we’re updating our Prior Authorization tool to save Providers time and to further simplify workflows. Some of the features include the following:

View more real-time information in Availity.
Reduced authorization wait times with an enhanced automated process.
Use a distinct member name for newborn baby authorizations.

Stay tuned for dates soon.


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