Breast Reconstruction is Covered by Insurance
By: Brandy (Korman) Haslam
Is breast reconstruction covered by insurance?
When diagnosed with breast cancer, the last thing you want to worry about is whether or not your mastectomy and breast reconstruction will be covered by insurance.
Prior to 1998, many patients did have to pay for the cost of surgery out of pocket - particularly if they wanted breast reconstruction to fix the mastectomy defect.
Fortunately with the passing of the Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act (WHCRA) by Congress in '98, breast reconstruction is now mandated by Federal Law to be covered by insurance if the cost of mastectomy is covered.
Watch the video for more information on insurance coverage for breast reconstruction from Dr. Oscar Ochoa.