As of March 26, 2018, we now contract with Advanced Bionics to provide cochlear implant supplies (such as batteries) and replacement parts through the member’s prosthetic benefit.
Now, both Advanced Bionics and Med-EL are in-network durable medical equipment providers. They can provide in-network supplies and replacement parts for members in all of our products for their branded cochlear implants. Cochlear Americas is not currently an in-network provider.
When you choose cochlear implants made by an in-network vendor, the member will find it easier and more cost-effective to obtain replacement parts. As always, be sure to check eligibility and benefits before rendering services.