I have been bald for about 17 years and I wear human hair wigs. They are so expensive, I live in Kansas/Missouri. Insurance will not pay for wigs which is so stupid and ridiculous because they consider it to be cosmetic to need hair! Specialists can call it cranial prosthesis for the actual medical term but insurance sees it as a cosmetic issue NOT a medical issue which it is. Any tips on where/how to buy wigs? I can't afford $1,000 wigs but that is what it costs (and that is on the low end) to get a good one and I need a new one soon, I only have 1. :(
Good afternoon. I sent you a friend request. I have some ideas on how you can work with insurance companies to cover cranial prosthetics. I look forward to helping you work with insurance companies,
Hi I have not really ever been on this site much so sorry just responding. I would LOVE any information/advice that you could give me!
First you need a prescription from your Dermo. for a Cranial Prosthetic with the correct medical code for Alopecia Universalis. Then you need to craft a letter for your doctor to sign indicating the emotional distress you have and how it relates to your personal and professional life. They need to close with stressing how that if you do not have the cranial prosthetic that it causing you major difficulties in your daily life. The stronger the letter is the better the chance you get it approved. Each insurance company is different and even if you have the same name brand insurance depending on your companies agreement for the plan it may be different. Lets say we have Blue Cross PPO and you have the same our policies may differ. Be sure your doctor codes the diagnosis correctly, that is critical. Then you get must obtain a CP from an establishment that has a ID number that is more medical related. In other words, you cannot just get a sales slip from a wig shop that does not have an ID for cranial prosthetics. Many human hair salons that deal with folks with medical related hair loss has that ID number. No where in the sales slip can it say "WIG", it must say Cranial Prosthetic.
I hope some of these suggestion work.
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