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Insurance claim for medical hair prosthesis

Started this discussion. Last reply by BMG Feb 25, 2020. 18 Replies

I am curious how others may have fared when putting in a claim with their medical provider for a medical hair prosthesis (aka wig ). I submitted a claim for my daughter's on the recommendation of the…Continue

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BMG replied to Tony's discussion Insurance claim for medical hair prosthesis
"I’m very curious if you’ve had any luck.  I have a situation I would like anyone to chime in on.  My insurance carrier is Highmark and I called them and gave them this CPT code D5924 which as it turns out is a covered benefit…"
Feb 25, 2020
alopecia mom replied to Tony's discussion Insurance claim for medical hair prosthesis
"United Healthcare denied our claim  for hair prosthetic as it is cosmetic according to them.  Tell that to my 19 year old daughter she has been without her hair for 2 years now. They wear you down with all the letters and such and then…"
Jan 18, 2020
HaydenBavin replied to Tony's discussion Insurance claim for medical hair prosthesis
"Although the terms and conditions of medical insurance are tough to understand also you can check here because there are some healthcare insurance companies having simplified insurance products that include hair transplants in their lineups.…"
Jan 6, 2020
SPARKS the Warior replied to Tony's discussion Insurance claim for medical hair prosthesis
"Hi Rose, would you please share what your Dermatologist put in your letter as to the why the prosthetic was medically necessary?  I am going through the VA and the Dermatologist I have has never done this type of claim before.  He is ready…"
Jun 19, 2019

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At 1:37pm on November 23, 2011, Cheryl, Co-founder said…

Hi Tony,

Yes, it looks like your daughter in on her way to true self-acceptance. I find when you accept yourself other do as well. As you can tell by her friends that are already supporting her. It looks like you already laid a strong foundation for your daughter, now you have to just keep reinforcing it.

At 12:21pm on November 21, 2011, LeslieAnn Butler said…

Oh, I'm so glad things are going well for you!
Sending blessings!

At 8:33pm on November 15, 2011, LeslieAnn Butler said…

Hello and welcome, Tony!
How are you and your child today?
Leslie Ann

At 12:21am on November 8, 2011, Cheryl, Co-founder said…
Hi Tony, I wanted to welcome you to Alopecia World. I can honestly say that we are a great community here and I hope you enjoy the time you spend with us and we look forward to your input. Be sure to check out "10 tips for getting the most out of Alopecia World” which include a few tips to get you started!
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