Implantation of hearing devices

What is the 'Implantation of hearing devices'?

Hospital treatment to correct hearing loss, including implantation of a prosthetic hearing device.

  • Stapedectomy is listed separately under Ear, nose and throat

Which level of Hospital cover includes this service?

Implantation of hearing devices is included under our Bronze Plus, Silver, Silver Plus No Maternity Combo, Gold and Gold Star Hospital policies.

What MBS item numbers are included in the Implantation of hearing devices category?

41603, 41604, 41617, 41618

Important, please note.
The item numbers listed above will attract benefits from HIF provided that (a) the code forms part of a hospital inpatient admission; (b) the Member holds an eligible Hospital Cover product; and (c) the Member has served the necessary waiting periods.  To search for more information on a particular item code, simply copy and paste the code into Medicare's online search function here: http://www9.health.gov.au/mbs/search.cfm