More and more health insurance companies today cover part or all of the cost of the wig if your doctor writes a prescription. Not every company reimburses, but you should try. It is, after all, a remedy for a treatment side effect just as important as medication you take to treat nausea.
Follow these steps for reimbursement:
- Some companies require you to get a prescription before you get your wig.
- Ask your doctor for a prescription for an Extra-cranial Prosthesis (that is, a wig!) to submit to your insurer. Be sure it includes the codes.
- You will also need the specific diagnosis. (For example: Alopecia alone is not a diagnosis - you need to now what type.)
- Ask your insurer for their specific requirements.
- It is also a tax-deductible expense.
The Hair Lady, Janise Crow does not contact your insurance company or submit any claims... but we will provide a receipt for your Extra-cranial Prosthesis that you may submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. Be sure to request a Medical Receipt.
Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) for wigs = A9282