Great news for everyone in need of a bone conduction implant to help them hear!
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in the United States has decided to keep the original classification of osseointegrated implants, such as the Baha System. This means that these systems will continue to be covered under Medicare.
“We are very happy that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has heard the outpouring of support for continuing coverage of this life-changing technology,” said Anthony Manna, President, Cochlear Bone Anchored Solutions (Baha). “We will continue with our sales, service, repair and upgrade programs as usual, and Medicare customers can be confident that their coverage will continue uninterrupted.”
It was in July that the CMS proposed a new rule to eliminate Medicare coverage of bone conduction hearing solutions in 2015. The ruling would have meant that thousands of people in the United States would be left with no other option for better hearing.
Read the official press release here.