Insurance for Wigs
Navigating the insurance process for medical-grade wigs can be daunting, but we're here to guide you through each step.
Here's what you need to know:
Step 1: Medical DiagnosisThe first step is to have a clear medical diagnosis from your dermatologist or physician.
This diagnosis should state that you have a medical condition, such as alopecia or cancer, that has resulted in hair loss. Make sure they specify what type of Alopecia, ie: Alopecia Areata, Alopecia Totalis, etc. They need to be specific. FOr cancer diagnosis as well.
Step 2: Prescription for a Cranial ProsthesisYour doctor must prescribe a cranial prosthesis.
This prescription should specifically mention the term 'cranial prosthesis', as some insurance companies will not recognize the term 'wig'.
Step 3: Book your Consultation with a Cranial Prosthesis SpecialistSchedule an appointment with our cranial prosthesis specialist for a custom fitting for your medical wig.
We can now provide you with an estimate of the costs involved.
Step 4: Submitting Your ClaimAfter you receive your cranial prosthesis, we will provide you with an itemized receipt and any other necessary documents you may need to submit your insurance claim.
The receipt will include a medical code that specifies that the product is a cranial prosthesis, not a cosmetic wig.
Step 5: Follow up with InsuranceFollow up with your insurance company after submitting your claim to ensure it was received and to check its status. Every insurance company has a different process, so it's important to understand your policy's specific requirements.
Please remember while most insurance companies cover a substantial portion of the costs for a cranial prosthesis, it may vary depending on your specific insurance plan.
It's recommended to contact your insurance provider for details about your individual coverage before your consultation. And obtain a print out when possible, or write down the exact terms used.
If you have any questions or need assistance with this process, please feel free to contact us.
We are here to support you every step of the way.
Our number is 215-346-2555
Textline is always best: 267-281-4570