Will Medicare Cover the Removal and Reconstruction of my Second Breast if It is Not Cancerous?
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Medicare/Insurance coverage of other non cancerous breast
The short answer is yes and here is why:
The Federal Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998 is still the law today
Under the federal Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998, a yearly notification
of your benefits pertaining to breast reconstruction must be sent to you by your insurance company.
The Women's Health Care Act states that benefits must be provided for:
• Reconstruction of a surgically removed breast
• Surgery and reconstruction of the other breast to produce a symmetrical appearance
• Prostheses and treatment for physical complications from all stages of a mastectomy, including lymphedema
These benefits are subject to the conditions and terms of your plan, including maximum benefit amounts, deductibles