I suffer with migraines. Will my insurance pay for this procedure? I have Cigna, medicate (Photo)
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Insurance coverage for Botox
depending on the carrier, different approval processes may be required. In general you must have failed the use of other migraine drugs and seek clearance from a neurologist. Sometimes, the places we inject for cosmetic reasons are not the same as where we would inject for migraines. A board-certified plastic surgeon is a great place to start as well.
Insurance Coverage - Botox for Migraines
Botox can be covered in certain cases depending on your insurance and condition. However, approval is not an easy process. Other treatments will need to have been tried and properly documented. A neurologist would be have a greater likelihood of receiving insurance approval.
I suffer with migraines. Will my insurance pay for this procedure? I have Cigna, medicate
Thank you for your question. Botox can be covered by insurance but the approval can be difficult. Patients normally would have tried 3 migraine medications with minimal resolution of symptoms. Most patients will see a neurologist for insurance approval. Best wishes.
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Hi Kareen1, Thanks for your question and photos. Insurance coverage for botox is possible. However, the approval process can be difficult. Typically, the patient must have had a consultation with a neurologist, tried and failed at least 3 types of migraine therapy medications, have had MRI or CT imaging of the brain and have documented that the migraines are affecting the activities of daily living. I would recommend a consultation with a skilled Botox injector, usually a dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon in your area. Good luck!
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