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Are wigs covered by medical insurance and Medicare?

DECEMBER 27, 2022

Are wigs covered by medical insurance

Bill HR5430

When it comes to insurance coverage for wigs, the Bill HR5430 provides some clarity. Bill HR5430 requires that all cosmetic or reconstructive items used to treat and manage medical conditions—including wigs—are covered under Medicare and private health insurance plans. However, not all insurance companies are required to provide coverage for these items. It is important to reference your specific health plan’s coverage for wigs, as coverage may vary from plan to plan. Additionally, many medical professionals may require a letter of medical necessity from the patient's physician in order to prescribe a wig for coverage. If you are unsure about whether your insurance covers wigs, it is best to contact your insurance provider directly or reach out to a Medicare representative to get more information.

Financial Assistance

For those without health insurance, there are also financial assistance programs available that can help cover the cost of a wig. Reach out to any cancer organizations in your area or check with local hospitals and resources centers that offer support if you need help finding such programs. Your doctor may also be able to provide additional advice on how to find wig coverage. No matter what the case, it is important to remember that you have options when it comes to getting a wig. With the right resources and support, you can get the wig coverage you need!

Right to Feel Your Best!

Everyone deserves to look and feel their best - that's why HR 5430 is fighting for medically necessary cranial prosthetics (e.g., wigs) to be covered by Medicare! After two reviews, this critical bill has been referred over to the House of Representatives' committee on finance. We need your help in making sure it passes into law; ask your representative today if they'll cosponsor Bill HR5430 so we can grant everyone access to medical care services essential for feeling confident and empowered! In the meantime at Wigs.com we can help you with gathering information what insurance companies and plans do currently offer coverage.  

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