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Does insurance coverage apply to scar treatments?

Most medical insurance does not cover cosmetic procedures. If scarring has produced a change that is deemed other than cosmetic, it is reasonable to expect coverage, for example, when scarring is the result of trauma. Occasionally, this question may be open to dispute so it can be helpful to have a physician's office intercede with the carrier prior to performing the procedure.

REFERENCES:

Commander, Sarah Jane, et al. "Update of Postsurgical Scar Management." Semin Plast Surg 30 (2016): 122-128.

Profyris, Christos, Christos Tziotzios, and Isabel Do Vale. "Cutaneous Scarring: Pathophysiology, Molecular Mechanisms, and Scar Reduction Therapeutics." J Am Acad Dermatol 66.1 Jan. 2012: 1-10.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/1/2016

Source: MedicineNet.com
http://www.medicinenet.com/scars/article.htm

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