As part of the process related to the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Treasury, and Labor have issued rules for health insurance plans that establish minimum standards for insurance coverage in the individual and group markets, according to the Hearing Industries Association (HIA), Washington.

Coverage of hearing screenings for children will be required under Bright Futures guidelines, although coverage for hearing aids including fitting, evaluation, and post-fitting treatment is not included.

[Source: HIA]