ATTENTION:BREAST CANCER PATIENTS
Federal law mandates insurance coverage for Breast Reconstruction following Mastectomy*
§ 58‑51‑62. Coverage for reconstructive breast surgery following mastectomy!!
(a) Every policy or contract of accident and health insurance, and every preferred provider benefit plan under G.S. 58‑50‑56 that provides coverage for mastectomy shall provide coverage for reconstructive breast surgery following a mastectomy. The coverage shall include coverage for all stages and revisions of reconstructive breast surgery performed on a nondiseased breast to establish symmetry if reconstructive surgery on a diseased breast is performed, as well as coverage for prostheses and physical complications in all stages of mastectomy, including lymphademas. The same deductibles, coinsurance, and other limitations as apply to similar services covered under the policy, contract, or plan shall apply to coverage for reconstructive breast surgery. Reconstruction of the nipple/areolar complex following a mastectomy is covered without regard to the lapse of time between the mastectomy and the reconstruction, subject to the approval of the treating physician.
*mastectomy* = (Partial)"lumpectomy" or Total
For more information: Please call us at 828-681-0100 or see websites below:
Mentor Corporation (Manufacturer of breast implants and expanders)
(click on link for brochure on Breast reconstruction in .pdf format.)
ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgery)
(Established in 1931, is the largest plastic surgery specialty organization in the world)..
Patients can learn how to choose a board certified plastic surgeon, find information about procedures,browse before and after photos, learn about`patient safety, read patient stories, FAQs, etc.) www.plasticsurgery.org
Plastic Surgery of Asheville
2 Walden Ridge Drive, Suite 20B