Would Medicaid cover a TT?
Thank you for your question. Unfortunately a tummy tuck is considered "not medically necessary" and will not be covered by Medicaid. There are other options depending on the condition of your stomach after your weight loss, termed a panniculectomy that involves removal of any overhanging skin and fat. Hope this helps.
Medicaid will not cover elective plastic surgery procedures such as a tummy tuck. There are no "special codes"for health issues.
Likely not. Medicaid is very particular about cosmetic surgery and this would be considered cosmetic surgery. They may cover a panniculectomy, which is just the removal of some of the skin in the lower part of the abdomen. I don't consider this to be a tummy tuck because nothing is done to the belly button in this case. Also you might have a hard time finding a plastic surgeon who participates in medicaid. Hope this helps. Good luck.
Medicaid should never pay for a tummy tuck. If you have recurrent infections in the skin it will pay for a panniculectomy. but that is not a tummy tuck. Why would you expect taxpayers to pay for your cosmetic surgery?