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I've had a lot of weight loss but now have a lot of loose skin, & I understand medicare will pay for skin removal if there are rashes. Does anyone have any information on this?

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I am not familiar...but i can tell you that EVERYTIME I go to the doctors, I report my rash problem, even tho I have it under control right now...that way, IF my insurance covers it, I am covered ;)

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I'm not sure how Medicare works, My CRNP said to make sure all rashes and sores are documented, because it makes it easier for the medical necessity claim.

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Not sure how medicare works but I know in general just like with anything it needs to be documented, documented, documented. So, go to your doctor and just keep on it, if you have a rash from it be seen, if you are in pain because of it be seen, etc. Not sure what the end result will be but without this dicumentation no insurance will cover it. Good luck.

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So if I have no rashes, I'm on my own? I'm so ready!!

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I am 65 and have Medicare... They approved my panni and I am scheduled for Dec 19th.. Feeling like it will be the prize at the end of my WLS journey! Any advice from post op panni folks?

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On ‎12‎/‎2‎/‎2014 at 3:23 AM, Birthsjourney said:

I am 65 and have Medicare... They approved my panni and I am scheduled for Dec 19th.. Feeling like it will be the prize at the end of my WLS journey! Any advice from post op panni folks?

Are you still around? I was wondering how it went!

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Does anybody else have experience with Medicare/Medicaid coverage??

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I've heard it's hard for Medicaid or Medicare to cover it unless you're getting like really bad rashes or something and surgeons deem the skin removal medically necessary.

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Medicare or any insurance coverage only covers skin removal. I was told the reconstructive surgeon does not tighten muscles or assure the skin is tighten completely. The insurance only covers the Excess skin removal.

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