Helping patients with insurance claims

Most insurance companies don’t offer an adequate amount when it comes to paying for an effective and holistic medical hair prosthesis. This attitude comes out of the assumption that a wig or hairpiece is only about vanity, and that any cheap wig or hairpiece will suffice to treat medically related hair loss. Here’s what everyone knows, and where most insurance providers truly fail to help their customersCheap wigs and hairpieces don’t look natural.

Men and women often buy cheap wigs and hairpieces for the sake of fashion and vanity, but it isn’t likely that wearing one of these products will be an emotionally positive experience before, during, or after Medically Related Hair Loss. Insurance companies need to understand the truth of our findings, and help Doctors in order to adequately serve their customers. You as a medical professional can help your patients get the most from their insurance company and best treatment available for their diagnosis.

    • Write a prescription.

A prescription for a medical hair prosthesis is necessary for most insurance claims. It may help to note on the prescription that it is “for the mental well-being of the patient” as well.

    • Give your patient the ICD-9 code.

Some insurance companies require a copy of the bill for their MHP to include their diagnosis code, so giving the code to them now will save time when they file their claim.

    • Give your patient a written description.

Even if it’s pre-written. It may help a patient for you to give them a written statement that your prescription is for a custom made prosthetic and not a stock wig.