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.
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?
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.