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Will Medicare pay for breast reduction?
Yes, but you have to have a referral from a dr. You have to have a medical condition supporting a breast reduction. Such as back problems, indentions in the shoulders from your bra strap.
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As with any surgery, there will be some initial pain and then some discomfort for sometime after that. However, I've heard from people who have had it done that it has r…eally improved their lives and was worth the trouble, special bras and so on.
Yes, they will pay for it if you have a referral and documentation from a primary doctor, and /or ob/gyn stating the pain and indents in shoulders also any pain med's taken.
Anthem Blue cross will pay for a breast reduction ONLY if it is medically nessacary and is not pre-exisiting. It is good to get a DR. to note that it is needed in order for yo…ur quality of life to be better.
Answer Contact the benefits department, I know many health insurance companys have paid for this surgery, of course your physician would have to say it was not s…imply cosmetic, but a medical necessity.
Answer yes it is possible to have breast implants after just having breast reduction but there are many cautions to doing that. The technique of the breast reduction wi…ll guide your plastic surgeon regarding the safest access to place the implants through.
Tricare MAY cover a breast reduction if they deem it medically necessary due to medical conditions such as neck and back pain, rashes, shoulder grooves, numbness, etc. You mus…t first get an approval for a referral to a plastic surgeon covered by tricare. Then, the plastic surgeon must submit photos and a recommendation report to Tricare. They will then review it and either approve or deny the procedure or request additional information before making a decision.
You can , but if you have not had your surgery yet, please let your surgeon know that you would like to nurse a baby at some point. That way the surgeon can take extra care to… remove only fatty tisue, and that the remaining portion of the breast has fully adequate blood suppy. If you a going to have different nipple placement , the surgeon needs to know that the milk ducts are still attached to the outlet to allow the flow of milk. Even the BEST surgeon cannot guarantee nipple sensation post-operatively , so if you lose some sensation , and you are able to nurse, nipple care is extremely important . It should begin while you are still pregnant [ ask you OB/GYN nurse to teach you ] . Visual inspection of your nipples once or twice a day if you can nurse , and have any loss of sensation is very important to check for visible signs of soreness or cracking of the skin. The hospital nurse-educator can also teach you about this. There is also a support group called La Leche [ the milk ] League that encourages and supports breast feeding, and give help and support to anyone who asks.
Medicare will only pay for removal of ruptured breast implants if a doctor determines it medically necessary due to health complications brought on because of the rupture …or in some rare cases for psycological stress suffered as a result of the rupture.
If breast reduction is a specific exclusion on your particular plan you probably cannot get them to pay for it. If it is not a specific exclusion on your plan you will need a …physician to write a letter to BCBS and get an authorization to have the procedure. If your need for the reduction is not medical it will not be covered. You must contact BCBS and ask if your plan pays for breast reduction for specific medical reasons.
Well I think they do but you have to have documentation. I had cigna about 3 years ago and tried to get a breast reduction... I was a size 42 J (now a 44K) and they denied me …because of my weight. But now I have united health care and I hear it is pretty hard to get coverage but I'm in the process of losing weight, I'm gonna start physical therapy after I lose about 30-50lbs and then maybe see a chiropractor or something. Me and my doctor are pretty cool so I'm sure we can word it in a way where they accept it. Also, I went to see a plastic surgeon about 2 years ago and the lady at the front desk told me some things to do in order to get approved (the things i listed above) so I didnt get to see the surgeon and she didnt charge me but she really helped me out so now I'm following my little check list.
Yes, they do.
Medicare is a public health insurance program; it does not pay beneficiaries. [per Medicare.gov] "Your Initial Enrollment Period starts 3 months b…efore you turn age 65 and lasts for 7 months. Except in certain cases, if you do not enroll in Medicare Part B during your Initial Enrollment Period, you will have wait until the next General Enrollment Period to enroll. General Enrollment Periods are between January 1 and March 31 each year. When March 31 falls on a non-business day, the General Enrollment Period is extended to the next business day. If you sign up for Medicare Part B during a General Enrollment Period, your coverage starts on July 1 of that year...."
The cost of breast reduction could range from $1000 and up. The cost will vary greatly depending on each individuals unique case and risk factors. The cost will also vary on h…ow much of a reduction is required and if there is insurance coverage or not.
Medicare and Medicaid coverage is virtually identical. The two principal things to remember are: Medicaid is always the payor of last resort (i.e., bill Medicare and/or …private insurance first); and, Medicare does not pay for long term custodial care, such as a nursing home (Medicaid does).
Maria Molina does not report having a breast reduction. She did claim that she has lost weight, however. This can result in losing breast tissue over time.