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"My patients find your breast form cost effective, easily adaptable and comfortable, especially in the warm Sacramento Valley climate. I find the product well designed for either short term use before breast reconstruction or for permanent use."
Dominic Erba, MD, F.A.C.S.,
The Woodland Clinic, Woodland CA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


MEDICARE INFORMATION

Medicare claims must be submitted by the company from which the purchase was made. Many of our customers are eligible for Medicare, and we are happy to file claims for them. The process is quite simple.

We do not accept Medicare assignment, so we do request that you pay for your prosthesis when you order, and Medicare will reimburse you directly. When you place an order, check the box that says Medicare Claim Request. In the package with the Bosom Buddy®, we will include a brief form to complete which asks for your name and address, date of birth and Medicare number, as well as your signature, authorizing us to file a claim on your behalf. You will need to complete the form and return it to us, with a prescription from your doctor. It need not be the doctor who performed your surgery; any doctor who knows your medical history can write the prescription. It is a Medicare requirement that we have both your signature and your doctor’s prescription on file before we submit your claim.

If you prefer, you can download and print the Medicare Claim Request form or fill it out on your computer, then print and sign it. Either way, we must receive the signed form back from you along with your doctor's prescription.

We will file your claim electronically to one of four Medicare regions around the country that process claims for breast prostheses. The claim will not be filed with your local Medicare office, and in most cases, not even in the state where you live. You should hear from Medicare within four to six weeks after the claim is filed.

Medicare generally reimburses 80% of the cost of a Bosom Buddy, excluding the shipping and handling charge. Since the price of our breast form is much lower than others, Medicare allows claims for a new Bosom Buddy every six months, or two prostheses if you have had bilateral surgery (both breasts removed.)

If your Medicare coverage is provided through an HMO (Health Maintenance Organization), the benefits will be different, and our prosthesis may not be covered. Some HMOs will allow our form if prior approval is obtained. You should check with your own carrier to see what is allowed.

If you have any questions about your Medicare coverage, you are welcome to send us an e-mail or call our toll-free number, 1-800-262-2789. If we can’t answer your question, we’ll give you a toll-free number to call Medicare and determine the specific coverage allowed.

 

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