Will Insurance Pay For My DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction?
Posted Jan 22 2009 6:52pm
"Will insurance pay for my DIEP breast reconstruction?"
This is a question I am repeatedly asked. The easy answer is "they should". However, some women have experienced difficulties with their insurance companies in terms of getting their DIEP breast reconstruction covered. Women must also be aware of "balance billing".
The good news is that there are a handful of plastic surgeons across the country that do routinely offer these advanced procedures and many of them accept insurance. Unfortunately most women will have to travel to gain access to them. We have posted an article on our website about finding a DIEP flap surgeon near you and which questions to ask.
Our group, Plastic, Reconstructive & Microsurgical Associates (PRMA) is located in San Antonio, Texas. We perform over 350 DIEP breast reconstructions per year, the vast majority of which are covered by insurance. We are in-network for most major US insurance plans and do not balance bill. We have insurance specialists on staff so our patients typically do not need to worry about the insurance side of things themselves.