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July 6, 2006
 
 
 
MEDICAID INFORMATION RELEASE MA06-23
 
TO:                 Physicians, DME Providers, and Hearing Services Providers
 
FROM:           Leslie M. Clement, Administrator
 
SUBJECT:     REIMBURSEMENT FOR HEARING AID BATTERIES
 
Effective August 1, 2006, the Idaho Medicaid Reimbursement rate for procedure code V5266, battery for use in hearing device, will change to $1.00 per each from the current rate of $5.00.  In order to obtain proper reimbursement, providers will need to bill for each individual battery rather than billing per package (for example, if providing two packages of 5 batteries each, bill for ten units rather than two units).
 
If you have any questions please contact Eric Anderson, Senior Financial Specialist for the Medicaid Office of Reimbursement Policy, at (208) 364-1918.  Thank you for your continued participation in the Idaho Medicaid program.
 
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