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Insurance claim for medical hair prosthesis

Started this discussion. Last reply by SPARKS the Warior Jun 19. 15 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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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
Tony commented on Taylor A.'s blog post College Student
"My daughter experienced total hair loss in her sophomore year of college. We were able to buy her a wig which helped her physically deal with the situation but her friends were there to lend moral support, accompany her to the doctors who treated…"
Mar 27
Rose replied to Tony's discussion Insurance claim for medical hair prosthesis
" I have Aetna for my medical insurance and it does pay for one cranial prosthesis once a year. Originally they did require a letter from the dermatologist. They reimbursed me $800. DONT GIVE UP!"
Jan 16
kmbr replied to Tony's discussion Insurance claim for medical hair prosthesis
"I was diagnosed with Alopecia Areata and lost all my hair and  have United Healthcare as well. Therefore I needed a wig (or scalp prosthesis).  United Healthcare said it would cover up to 90%; denied the claim because they said they…"
Jan 14
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Jul 2, 2017
Tony replied to Shy Raven's discussion Recently diagnosed and very depressed
"I am not going to pretend that I have any answers for you. I will just say that I have been through many adversities myself. I would go from feelings of anger to depression to questioning myself, family, God, etc. and what I learned through all the…"
Jun 30, 2017
Tony commented on Cheryl, Co-founder's video

Eve Removes Her Wig During Dinner | First Dates

"Sorry but I thought they both handled it well. She was very pretty and natural and while he may have been initially shocked, he seemed sincere."
Jun 29, 2017
Tony commented on Cheryl, Co-founder's video

Eve Removes Her Wig During Dinner | First Dates

"Very pretty girl. I am glad she kept the wig off and it looks like he was also."
Jun 29, 2017
Tony commented on Kkerrylynn's blog post A mom needs encouragement
"Our daughter was a Freshman in college when she first experienced AA 3 years ago so our experience is much different. She has had execma since birth and uses Protoptic for that. We have been to more doctors than you can imagine; covering 3…"
May 30, 2014
Tony commented on Cheryl, Co-founder's blog post Girl banned from school for shaving head
"There may be a reason that the policy was originally implemented but the simplest way to solve this is to amend the policy to allow the Principal or School Board the authority to grant exceptions and this would be a clear case to make an…"
Mar 26, 2014
Tony replied to Laura's discussion Extremely self-conscious about my wig
"My daughter is 21 and went through the same issues. We finally concluded that the wig place where we purchased her first wig was not the best place for us so we went to another store (actually several) and found one finally to be much more…"
Jan 18, 2014
Tony replied to jtucker4's discussion Child protective service visit
"You do not need to hire an attorney at this time. The school has an obligation to report if they believe that a child has been abused or neglected and it's probably an over reaction to the latter in this case. The Agency has an obligation to…"
Aug 29, 2013
Tony commented on Alex's blog post "I'm gonna miss this place"
"Great post. Very inspiring. Thank you for sharing it with us."
Jul 24, 2012
Tony replied to Tony's discussion Insurance claim for medical hair prosthesis
"It is a legitimate medical expense but medical expenses are subject to various limitations so most people would not be able to claim the deduction. Clearly it is more beneficial to recover from the insurance carrier."
May 10, 2012
alwaystipa replied to Tony's discussion Insurance claim for medical hair prosthesis
"I don't know if I am correct or not. I'm still researching this one myself.. but I was told the other day that even if your insurance company does not cover the cost of cranial prosthesis you can still write it off as a medical expense on…"
May 9, 2012
Amy replied to Tony's discussion Insurance claim for medical hair prosthesis
"I had united once and they weren't too bad. At the time, I just had mild AA, they covered it all. I have anthem now and they cover cranial prtothesis but only like380/year. I submit a rx with that wording and a receipt with that wording.…"
Apr 28, 2012

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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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