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Medicare to Cover HIV-Related Facial Wasting Treatment

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I was told that because of being clinically depressed and HIV positive that I qualified for this treatment. I was referred to a Surgeon and there I was asked to pay $700. When I complained they BCBS advised me to file a grievance against the Surgeon. Swiftly I was denied coverage by the Head Doctor of BCBS with the Surgeon cc'd in the denial letter. I can't afford the treatments and feel I'm being retaliated against for being a whistle-blower. Please help me.

September 21, 2018 Chicago, Illinois


Does Medicare cover facial fillers to treat lipoatrophy (facial wasting)?

September 4, 2018 pelly city alabama


Where can I go in n.c. Where I can get facial new here an in n.c. And I have wasting in my face arms and legs and need help for services.

November 30, 2017 Raleigh n.c.


Is the cost to administer this treatment covered by medicare as well? Please refer me to providers in NYC that can help me. My face looks very thin.

July 9, 2013 new york city

Adrian Raymond

What has happened to Medicare coverage of administration of Sculptra and Radiesse passed on March 23, 2010? My doctor says he's received no medicare payment for eligible patients.

June 1, 2011 Long Island City, NY


In Miami Beach do you know who is accepting medicare and medicaid por sculptra? please enlightning me. Have a great day?

January 6, 2011 Miami Beach

Tim Horn, AIDSmeds

Leon, the assigned HCPCS (Medicare) code for Radiesse injections is Q2026, according to CMS. The assigned HCPCS code for Sculptra injections is Q2027. These codes are effective for claims with dates of service on or after March 23, 2010.

December 28, 2010 New York, NY


My dermatologist hasn't been able to acquire Medicare's contact information specifically for facial wasting. (In other words, Medicare doesnt seem to know.) He would like to know the process involved in getting Medicare to pay for the treatments. He mentioned something about needing Medicare codes in order to get Medicare to pay for the process. I'm hoping that POZ or AIDSMEDS have specialists such as editors or journalists that can look into this. If not, whats the point of articles on this?

December 27, 2010


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