How to File an Insurance Claim for Your Freeda Wig
Weâ€™ve discussed how it may be likely that your insurance might pay for or contribute towards the price of your medically necessary wig. Â Women and men who qualify for a wig, due to cancer or alopecia, often are surprised at the amount their insurance will cover.
In this blog we discuss how an insurance company may deny a claim for a wig reimbursement but the very same claim submitted for a cranial prosthesis is accepted, as is it considered medically essential. Â We urge everyone to submit a claim to their insurance, even if you think it wonâ€™t be accepted, as the pressure on the insurance companies can perhaps help those in the future who need medical wigs.
Hereâ€™s a check list of the steps you should do when submitting receipts for insurance.
- Get the prescription from your doctor for a cranial prosthesis along with a diagnosis code.
- Use the procedure coding (usually A9282, S8095 or 99199)
- Add the providers NPI number to the claim. The NPI number will be a 10 digit number that identifies your health care provider
- Submit your receipt for your cranial prosthesis from the establishment where you purchased your wig. It is a special receipt that wonâ€™t include the word wig and will have our tax ID number on it
- Have your doctor sign the insurance claim
If youâ€™ve purchased your wig through Freeda we can coach you through this process. We will provide you with the documents you need. If youâ€™ve just read this and decided now to submit an insurance claim we can email you all necessary documents.
Call us or email us for any assistance you might need to for your insurance.Â At Freedaâ€™s we know how important it is for people going through hair loss to look and feel beautiful. We are dedicated to do what we can do help individuals get the beautiful wig they deserve.