AADL Authorizer and vendor information

Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL) helps Albertans with a long-term disability, chronic or terminal illness to pay for basic medical equipment and supplies.

The AADL bulletin provides notices, updates and reminders to AADL providers, vendors, suppliers and other interested parties.

For COVID-19 updates, visit COVID-19 info for Albertans

Overview

The Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL) program manual includes information on eligibility, cost-share exemption, quantity and frequency review requests and vendor, authorizer and specialty supplier roles and responsibilities.

The program manual also includes policies and procedures for each benefit area and approved product lists. The manual is broken into sections for easier reference.

 Read the AADL general policy and procedures
Approved vendors list Authorizers and vendors
Find an approved Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL) vendor for the equipment or supplies you need after your assessment from an authorizer. Bulletins and information for health care or health services providers who provide or want to provide Alberta Aids to Daily Living benefits.
Benefits covered Contact AADL
Learn what benefits, equipment and supplies are covered and what is not covered under the Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL) program. Contact information for the Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL) office and program contacts.
Cost sharing of benefits Eligibility and application for benefits
Learn about cost sharing of your Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL) benefit, what you pay, who does not have to pay, and making an appeal. Learn about eligibility requirements for Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL) and how to apply for and access benefits.
Forms and documents Program manual and product lists
Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL) forms and information for use with client assessments and equipment ordering, as well as applications for system access. From bathing aids to walking aids, find the manual with all the information and eligibility for each Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL) benefit and product.
Vendor Lists
The following vendor lists have been updated 17 Nov 2021

  • Lifts and Accessories
  • Pediatric Equipment
  • Wheelchairs
 Forms, brochures and documents Updated 17 Nov 2021
Due to the transition of prosthetic, orthotic and footwear benefits to Alberta Blue Cross all relevant forms have been moved to the Alberta Blue Cross Online Health Portal (OHP) at  Providers – Prosthetics, orthotics and footwear providers
 Prosthetic and Orthotic Device Validation Certificate
The AADL Prosthetic and Orthotic Device Validation Certificate has been revised based in collaboration with the Alberta Association of Orthotists and Prosthetists (AAOP). Updated 8 Jan 2021
 Authorizer information and training

New Amplification benefits training materials are now available on the AADL website. Visit the AADL Authorizer information and training page to learn more about delivering AADL benefits to clients requiring hearing aids and other amplification devices.

The following presentation handouts have been added under Module 2 – Secondary product range:

Under Presentation handouts

  • Module 2.8.1 – Amplification Benefits, Part 1
  • Module 2.8.2 – Amplification Benefits, Part 2
  • Module 2.8.3 – Amplification Benefits, Part 3
 AADL is moving! Stay in touch with AADL
Alberta Aids to Daily Living
Alberta Health
ATB Place, 11th floor
10020 100 St NW
Edmonton, AB T5J 0N6
Join the AADL email list to receive AADL updates
Read  AADL Bulletins
Read  AADL Newsletters
Information about service disruptions will be posted on the AADL Contact Us page
AADL claims transition to Alberta Blue Cross

Processing of claims and authorizations for the Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL) program is moving from the Ministry of Health to Alberta Blue Cross. This transition will occur in phases over a 3-year period, from 2018 to 2021. See Bulletin 111 below.

AADL respiratory benefits transition was completed in October 2018. The next benefit area to transition to Alberta Blue Cross is audiology and augmentative communication benefits. This is scheduled for completion by the end of 2019.

There are no changes to the benefits offered to Albertans or to the eligibility criteria for those benefits.

 Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL) Newsletter
December 2017
February 2017
December 2016
September 2016
June 2016
July 2015
July 2014 (Revised)
July 2013
September 2012
July 2012May 2011 AADL Bulletin
July 2010 AADL Bulletin
October 2009 AADL Bulletin
July 2009 AADL Bulletin
March 2009 AADL Bulletin
 Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL) Bulletin
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 2022

Bulletin 148 – AADL forms unavailable Saturday, Nov. 5
Bulletin 147 – Equipment repair labour rates and shipping prices increased
Bulletin 146 – Approved product list updates
Bulletin 145 – Client consent form
Bulletin 144 – Benchmark pricing
Bulletin 143 – Updates to the wheelchair approved product list
Bulletin 142 – Intermittent catheter quantities increased
Bulletin 141 – New wheelchairs and recycle authorization guide
Bulletin 140 – AADL is moving!
Bulletin 139 – Clarifications and client education around catheter funding
Bulletin 138 – Updated AADL policies posted
Bulletin 137 – Updates to medical-surgical policies and approved product list pricing
Bulletin 136 – Client consent form replacing client declaration form
Bulletin 135 – AADL supports for Ukrainian evacuees: information for authorizers and vendors
Bulletin 134 – Interim oximetry reports
Bulletin 133 – Changes to exceptional oxygen funding and updates to amplification benefits policy
Bulletin 132 – Updates to respiratory benefits policy and procedures
Bulletin 131 – Suction catheter shortage
Bulletin 130 – Session recordings on wheelchair, seating and large recycle equipment and Q&A summary

 2021

Bulletin 129 – Q&A summary and session recording AADL recycle program
Bulletin 128 – Consumer product recall Voluntary product recall – Drive home bed assist handles recall
Bulletin 127 – Blackout period – wheelchairs, seating and large recycled equipment benefits
Bulletin 126 – Permobil product recall
Bulletin 125 – Q&A summary and session recording AADL recycle program
Bulletin 124 – Invitation to demonstration sessions, Q&A summary and session recordings for wheelchair, seating and recycle equipment
Bulletin 123 – REVISED – Q & A sessions with Alberta Blue Cross for wheelchair, seating and large equipment authorizers and vendors. [Revised November 2021]
[Out-of-date version] – Bulletin 123 – Demonstration sessions of the Alberta Blue Cross online health portal (October 2021)
Bulletin 122 – Updates to criteria for submissions challenging the walk test
Bulletin 121 – Transition of wheelchair, seating and large recycled equipment authorizations and claims to Alberta Blue Cross
Bulletin 120 – Information sessions (Additional Session #1 added) : authorizers of Alberta Aids to Daily Living recycle benefits [Updated November 1, 2021]
[Out-of-date version] – Bulletin 120 – Information sessions : authorizers of Alberta Aids to Daily Living recycle benefits
Bulletin 119 – Exceptional oxygen funding due to COVID-19 fourth wave
Bulletin 118 – Changes to the AADL recycle program
Bulletin 117 – Exceptional oxygen funding due to COVID
Bulletin 116 – Q&A summary and session recordings. Prosthetic, orthotic, footwear and ocular prosthetic benefits
Bulletin 115 – Blackout period. Prosthetic, orthotic, footwear and ocular prosthetic benefits
Bulletin 114 – Exceptional COVID oxygen funding and Philips recall of Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) devices and ventilators
Bulletin 113 – Questions and answers on the private insurance policy from Alberta Association of Orthotists and Prosthetists (AAOP)
Bulletin 112 – Philips product recall
Bulletin 111 – Transition of prosthetic, orthotic and footwear benefit authorizations and claims to Alberta Blue Cross
Bulletin 110 – Blackout period. Medical surgical and benchmark mobility benefits
Bulletin 109 – Q&A summary and session recordings, Medical-surgical and benchmark mobility benefits.
Bulletin 108 – Important information – Citadel Mews West Seniors Complex fire
Bulletin 107 – Prosthetics and orthotics validation certificate question and answer session
Bulletin 106 – Q&A summary for authorizers and vendors of medical-surgical and/or benchmark mobility benefits
Bulletin 105 – Demonstration sessions of the Alberta Blue Cross Online Health Portal
Bulletin 104 – Information regarding the transition of AADL medical surgical and benchmark mobility authorizations and claims to Alberta Blue Cross
Bulletin 103 – Information for Authorizers and Vendors of the AADL Recycle Program
Bulletin 102 – Information session for Prosthetic and Orthotic Specialty Suppliers
Bulletin 101 – AADL authorizer/specialty assessor contact information – Alberta Blue Cross registration
Bulletin 100 – Policy update
Bulletin 99 – Information for Authorizers and Vendors for Mobility Equipment
Bulletin 98 – Virtual Assessments – Update
Bulletin 97 – New AADL fax number; Use of encrypted e-mail and electronic signatures

 2020

Bulletin 96 – Information for Hearing Aid Specialty Suppliers and Communication Benefits Authorizer
Bulletin 95 – Exceptional oxygen funding during the COVID-19 pandemic
Bulletin 94 – Revised date: Alberta Blue Cross will begin processing AADL Audiology and Communication benefits November 23, 2020
Bulletin 93 – New date: Alberta Blue Cross will begin processing AADL audiology and communication benefits October 15, 2020
Bulletin 92 – Information for Mobility and Large Equipment Authorizers
Bulletin 91 – Effective September 14, 2020, Alberta Blue Cross will start processing authorizations and claims for Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL) communication benefits
Bulletin 90 – Effective September 14, 2020, Alberta Blue Cross will start processing authorizations and claims for Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL) audiology benefits
Bulletin 89 – Information for AADL authorizers, vendors and specialty suppliers. This bulletin is in regards to Cost-Share Exemption extension due to COVID-19 delays
Bulletin 88 – Updates to medical surgical and compression garments policies and approved product lists
Bulletin 87 – Replacing AADL equipment and supplies due to flooding in Northern Alberta
Bulletin 86 – AADL is moving!
Bulletin 85 – Information on mobility and large equipment benefit re: changes in vendors’ services and operation hours
Bulletin 84 – Changes to AADL documentation requirements and assessment requirements for oxygen funding; client signatures on AADL documents
Bulletin 83 – Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL) hearing communication benefits response to COVID-19 pandemic
Bulletin 82 – REVISED – Information on recent directives by the Chief Medical Officer for Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL) vendors and specialty suppliers
Bulletin 81 – Additional Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL) respiratory benefits criteria adjustments
Bulletin 80 – General information on coronavirus and Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL)
Bulletin 79 – Information for mobility and large equipment authorizers
Bulletin 78 – Information regarding the transition of AADL Communication Benefits authorizations and claims to Alberta Blue Cross
Bulletin 77 – Information regarding the transition of AADL Audiology authorizations and claims to Alberta Blue Cross

 2019

Bulletin 76 – Holiday closure
Bulletin 75 – Updates to respiratory policy and procedures manual
Bulletin 74 – Updates to respiratory policy and procedures manual
Bulletin 73 – Updates to mobility and large equipment benefits
Bulletin 72 – update to respiratory benefits
Bulletin 71 – update to mobility benefits
Bulletin 70 – Questions and information for BPAP prescribers
Bulletin 69 – Updates to respiratory policy and procedures
Bulletin 68 – Updates to Alberta Aids to Daily Living mobility, large equipment and medical surgical benefits

 2018

Bulletin 67 – Information regarding the transition of Bone Anchored Hearing Devices (BAHD) and Cochlear Implant (CI) claims and authorizations to Alberta Blue Cross
Bulletin 66 – Updates to Alberta Aids to Daily Living mobility, seating and wheelchair accessory benefits
Bulletin 65 – Questions regarding the transition of respiratory claims and authorizations to Alberta Blue Cross
Bulletin 64 – Updates to AADL mobility benefits
Bulletin 63 – AADL/AHS advisory committee initiatives
Bulletin 62 – Update to Respiratory Benefit Program Policy Manual and Approved Product List
Bulletin 61 – Alberta Blue Cross to start processing authorizations and claims for Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL) respiratory benefits
Bulletin 60 – Update for orthotic approved product list
Bulletin 59 – Update for Hearing and Augmentative Communication Specialty Assessors and Suppliers
Bulletin 58 – Information regarding Alberta Aids to Daily Living wheelchair benefits
Bulletin 57 – Information regarding Alberta Aids to Daily Living medical-surgical benefits
Bulletin 56 – Information regarding Alberta Aids to Daily Living mobility benefits
Bulletin 55 – Information regarding Alberta Aids to Daily Living amplification benefits
Bulletin 54 – Information for vendors and authorizers of AADL medical-surgical benefits

 2017

Bulletin 53 – Prosthetic Benefits Update
Bulletin 52 – Respiratory Benefits Claims Process Change
Bulletin 51 – Prosthetics and Orthotics
Bulletin 50 – Mobility and Large Equipment
Bulletin 49 – UPDATED – Attention authorizers and vendors/specialty suppliers of dressing supplies and breast prosthesis benefits
Bulletin 49 – Attention authorizers and vendors/specialty suppliers of medical-surgical benefits
Bulletin 48 – Notice of update to stationary commodes, transfer boards and small bathing and toileting benefits
Bulletin 47 – Update for AADL hearing aid assessors and specialty suppliers
Bulletin 46 – Medical-Surgical Vendor Requirements
Bulletin 45 – Walking Aids and Accessories Vendor Changes
Bulletin 44 – Important Reminders for AADL Authorizers and Vendors
Bulletin 43 – AADL seeking stakeholders interested in the provision of AADL orthotic benefits for clubfoot
Bulletin 42 – Information for Authorizers of Medical Surgical Benefits
Bulletin 41 – Change in Vendor for Homecare Beds and Accessories

 2016

Bulletin 40 – Update for Medical Surgical Vendors and Authorizers
Bulletin 39 – Updates to AADL Seating Benefits
Bulletin 38 – Upcoming AADL Question and Answer Sessions
Bulletin 37 – Voice Restoration Benefits Provided by AADL
Bulletin 36 – Wheelchair Accessories and Seating Benefits Policy Consultation
Bulletin 35 – Important information for AADL Authorizers and Specialty Suppliers in the event of a Postal Disruption
Bulletin 34 – Important Information for AADL Clients, Authorizers and Vendors on Fort McMurray Wildfires
Bulletin 33 – Update on Pediatric Standing Frame Benefits and Walkers
Bulletin 32 – Wheelchair Accessories and Seating Benefit Update
Bulletin 31 – Update to AADL Wheelchair Policy and Procedures
Bulletin 30 – AADL and Shoppers Home Health Care
Bulletin 29 – Mobility and Large Equipment Benefit Updates
Bulletin 28 – Pediatric Standing Frame Benefits Working Group
Bulletin 27 – Reminders for AADL Authorizers and Vendors

 2015

Bulletin 26 – Homecare Beds and Accessories Approved Product List
Bulletin 25 – Medical-Surgical Benefits Updates
Bulletin 24 – Changes to the BPAP Benefit for Physicians and Clinicians
Bulletin 23 – Changes to the BPAP Benefit for Specialty Suppliers
Bulletin 22 – Adult Power Wheelchairs
Bulletin 21 – Seating Approved Product List
Bulletin 20 – Mobility Benefits

 2014

Bulletin 19 – AADL office holiday hours
Bulletin 18 – Oxygen Vendors: Important Safety Information for Oxygen Clients
Bulletin 17 – Speech Generating Communication Devices Benefit
Bulletin 16 – Seating benefits working group
Bulletin 15 – AADL Client Satisfaction Survey
Bulletin 14 – Update Regarding Changes to Catalogue Numbers for Two- and Four-Wheeled Walkers
Bulletin 13 – Adjustable Tension Backrests
Bulletin 12 – Process to Return BPAP Equipment
Bulletin 11 – Process to Become a Seating Authorizer
Bulletin 10 – Seating approved product list (APL) update
Bulletin 9 – Prosthetics and orthotics updates

 2013

Bulletin 8 – Mobility and large equipment update
Bulletin 7 – Important information for seating authorizers and vendors
Bulletin 6 – Changes and reminders: Medical/surgical benefits
Bulletin 5 – Changes to seating benefits
Bulletin 4 – Important change to authorizations for bathlift benefits
Bulletin 3 – Addition of catalogue #C066: Slow down brakes
Bulletin 2 – Changes to AADL Authorization and Quantity and Frequency Review Processes, effective April 1, 2013
Bulletin 1 – Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL) hearing aid funding changes effective July 1, 2012

Source Alberta Health in Government of Alberta
Updated November 3, 2022

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