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Offline gonnadoit

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« on: September 06, 2006, 03:33:15 AM »
I contacted my insurance provider and they said that they do cover Gyno surgery if I have the Doctor send them a "letter of medical necessity"
Any idea of what that necessity would be?

Linkback: https://www.gynecomastia.org/smf/index.php?topic=6680.0

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Offline Grandpa Bambu

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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2006, 06:34:49 AM »
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Any idea of what that necessity would be?

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John.
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Re: Insurance coverage
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2006, 08:56:22 AM »
My guess is that they will also cover the cost of a Psychologist for the treatment of depression.

Many of us that have Gynecomastia suffer from depression, lack of self worth, social isolation, & etc. See a Psychologist and make the strongest case you can for needing surgery to help you fit into society.

Using surgery as a treatment for a Psychological issue may sound odd to you, but it may be your best bet to get the insurance company to cover the cost of your surgery.

Good Luck!
Grandpa Dan

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Re: Insurance coverage
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2006, 05:53:04 PM »
gonnadoit

I'd think it would be medically necessary if it caused you physical pain.

Do you have any pain in or around your chest?


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