Receiving Insurance Coverage for Your Wig

There are a number of medical conditions or treatments that can result in hair loss. Though hair loss is not a life threatening effect, it can change a person’s outlook on their own life. A significant factor like hair loss can result in understandable emotional turmoil and a wig or cranial prosthesis may be a necessary means for relieving some of the emotional struggle of losing your hair. Just like other prostheses, you medical insurance should cover the part or all of the expense of your wig.

If you have struggled with your disability coverage provider or insurance provider to get the benefits that you are due under your policy, you need an experienced attorney to fight to protect your rights. Your insurance policy is a contract between you and your provider that needs to be honored. Contact the Indianapolis disability lawyers of the Hankey Law Office by calling (800) 520-3633.

Seeking Benefits for Your Wig

Just like other prosthesis, a wig is a durable medical product that benefits your daily life and allows you to go through your day with fewer distractions from your medical condition. But insurance companies are slow to cover a “wig”. The following tips will help you to ensure you receive the coverage you deserve.

  • Have a prescription for a “cranial prosthesis”, not a “wig”
  • Ensure that your doctor explains this is necessary for your emotional well-being and not just for cosmetic purposes
  • Review your insurance policy for prostheses and durable medical products

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If you are not receiving the disability or insurance coverage that you deserve, you need an experienced lawyer to fight for you. Please contact the Indianapolis disability lawyers at the Hankey Law Office by calling (800) 520-3633.