I have to see a orthopedic because its required by insuror.I need to see a physical therapist for 6 months too! Are there any test the orthopedic should have done? He just gave me a script to see the PT.
Orthopedic Test Needed, Any? for Breast Reduction.
Doctor Answers 3
Every insurance plan has their own unique criteria on whether they will cover a breast reduction. More and more, we are seeing plans where a breast reduction is not a covered benefit. If it is a covered benefit, some insurance plans set a minimum required amount of tissue to be remove in order to met their threshold for coverage. Some set the amount in relation to your BMI (height and weight). Others require extensive medical records documenting neck pain, back pain, and history of rashes. The other alternative is to opt for a breast reduction as a self-pay option. Start by visiting with a board certified plastic surgeon to learn more about your options.
Insurance companies can insist on meaningless therapy prior to approving breast reduction.
No orthopedic consultation or any amount of physical therapy is going to make your breasts smaller. If the large size is the cause of your discomfort only a breast reduction will improve the problem. Unfortunately insurance companies sometimes insist on these ridiculous diversions away from the operation.