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do medicaid pay half of a tummy tuck?

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Dr. Samer Muala
14 years experience Family Medicine
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.
Answered on Mar 15, 2016
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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.
Answered on May 23, 2016
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Dr. Henry Mentz
36 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
No: Typically no, but you can call them to make sure.
Answered on May 11, 2015
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Tummy tuck : Will be considered cosmetic hence most state medicaid will not pay for it
Answered on May 12, 2015
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
40 years experience Plastic Surgery
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.
Answered on Jun 29, 2017

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Dr. Suman Das answered
53 years experience Plastic Surgery
NO: Medicaid does not pay for procedures which are not neccessary for medical reason.Usually tummy tuck is a cosmetic procedure.
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Dr. Alex Lechtman
29 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes..: I'm told by my patients that it's similar to a c section.
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
19 years experience Plastic Surgery
Varies: Tummy tuck cost will vary by geographic location. The price ranges between $6500-$10000 depending on the extent of the tummy tuck.
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Dr. Hashim Alani
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Costly: Depend on what you think is costly. Depends also on the benefit you get from the surgery.

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