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Do medicaid pay half of a tummy tuck?

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Dr. Samer Muala
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Depends: Ask them directly ... I know with a large Bmi they cover weight loss surgery in California. As part of that surgery some doctors will do a tummy tuck.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
No: Tummy tuck surgery is not covered by any type of "insurance” plan; It is not considered a “medically necessary” procedure. On the other hand, a panniculectomy, which involves removal of lower abdominal wall skin/adipose tissue, may be a covered procedure, depending on the specific insurance plan and symptomatology. Best wishes.
Dr. Henry Mentz
Cosmetic Surgery 37 years experience
No: Typically no, but you can call them to make sure.
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Tummy tuck : Will be considered cosmetic hence most state medicaid will not pay for it
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Not Likely: Medicaid and Medicare will sometimes pay for skin removal in the abdominal area (known as a panniculectomy) only if there is a history of skin irritation and infections. To my knowledge, a Tummy Tuck (with muscle repair) is never considered medically necessary by either of those organizations.

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