Insurance Often Helps
Check Your Policy
Many health insurance plans cover part of the cost of medical wigs. How much depends on the individual policy.
Insurance companies consider a wig as a prosthetic device (the same as an artificial limb).
Every Insurance Plan (even Government Insurance) may vary from state to state and between contracts with employers. Find out about your specific policy.
Ask the doctor's office for a prescription for an Extra-cranial Prosthesis. (That's medical jargon for a wig!)
They can help find out if you are covered and for how much, just like with any other procedure.
Know what to ask...
Tip: If they don't cover for cancer, ask if it is covered for alopecia.
The term "Alopecia" (without a type specified) refers to any hair-loss.
In that case the doctor may write it up as "Alopecia caused by chemo treatments".
HCPCS (The Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System):
for a Medical Wig = D5924
for Any Wigs = A9282
NOTE: This is also a tax-deductible expense.
May We Help You?
WE ARE PROVIDERS FOR:
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
PreferredOne of Minnesota
HealthPartners of Minnesota (limited coverage)
Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP)
TriCare out-of-network (Ask for Out-of-Network Coverage)*
*If your insurance requires you to use a provider in their network, ask if they have any provider that will make a custom wig with the hair you provide. If not, then they may allow Caring and Comfort to become your "out-of-network provider".
When submitting insurance claims, be sure to send a copy of your Insurance Card (front & back).
NOTE: We do not contact your insurance company or submit any claims outside of Minnesota...
but we can provide a Medical Receipt* that you may submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.
*Be sure to ask us for a Medical Receipt if you need one.
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