I have 2 hernias and would like to know if medicaid /healthfirst would consider a Tummy Tuck medically necessary?
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Healthfirst tummy tuck
No. Healthfirst does not cover abdominoplasties. The recurrent hernia would not have anything to do whether or not you have an abdominoplasty so this would not justify medical necessity. Insurance generally, and Medicaid in particular, does not cover cosmetic surgery. You can have a tummy tuck on a fee for service basis.
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