Author Topic: Billing Insurance for Deaf Interpreter  (Read 1338 times)

Debbie G

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Billing Insurance for Deaf Interpreter
« on: August 12, 2014, 10:54:56 AM »
Will any insurance company pay for an interpreter for a patient that is deaf?

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Re: Billing Insurance for Deaf Interpreter
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2014, 02:12:16 PM »
Unfortunately most insurance carriers do not cover the cost of an interpreter.
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Re: Billing Insurance for Deaf Interpreter
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2014, 03:44:36 PM »
You might want to call the carriers, I think over past few years cases were won based on the American's With Disabilities ACT
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Re: Billing Insurance for Deaf Interpreter
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2014, 10:45:42 AM »

My understanding is that the physician is responsible for paying the cost for the interpreter, it is not a covered expense under insurance. 

This link might help: http://deafness.about.com/od/legalrights/a/medinterpreters.htm