Jan 19 2011

Breast Reduction Coverage: document prior treatments, advises Dr. Roger J. Oldham, Bethesda Cosmetic Surgeon

In plastic surgery, very few treatments and procedures are considered “medically necessary” by health insurance companies.  Breast reduction is often the only exception to this rule, but confirming coverage can be difficult.  Dr. Roger J. Oldham is a cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon in Bethesda which means he has decades of experience performing procedures like breast augmentation, tummy tuck, neck lift, and liposuction.  He, as well as his office staff, are very familiar negotiating insurance claims with various organizations.  With breast reduction surgery, Dr. Oldham has helped countless patients over the years by relieving the body of enlarged breasts that cause a number of related problems, specially in the neck, shoulders, and both upper and lower back.

When you look at these pictures of patients before and after breast reduction surgery with Dr. Oldham, what do you see? Beauty? Satisfying results? Relief?  We tend to see all three and more.  If you are struggling with enlarged breasts, you have probably sought other options for relief—a different bra, weight loss, visits the doctor, to specialists, to the chiropractor, the physical therapist.  Those efforts could be beneficial, even if you found the treatments not to be.  When submitting insurance claims for breast reduction surgery, some insurance companies find it favorable to see these efforts and such documentation can be used when compiling a request for coverage. 

Call Dr. Oldham’s Bethesda office to schedule your personal breast reduction consultation.  You can discuss options over the phone with our patient counselor, Janet.  Janet has more than 15 years of experience in medical administration and can answer questions you have about the cost of breast reduction surgery, and submitting claims to insurance. 

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