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Topic: LVA cost & coverage

Forum: Lymphedema — Risks, tips for prevention, and info about products that can address the symptoms of lymphedema.

Posted on: Jan 10, 2019 05:53PM

elise24601 wrote:

For those who have had this done, were you able to get insurance coverage or not? And if not what was the total out of pocket cost? (I’m referring to the bypass not the nodal transfer procedure)

I have blue cross blue shield and they are waiving prior auth and saying it’s covered according to the coding from my PS,but will not send me anything in writing to assure me they will pay for it.

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