Can my medical insurance be billed for surgeries received related to the initial surgery?

Asked almost 2 years ago - Pleasant Hill, MO

I am a breast cancer survivor and had breast implant surgery on December 26th. In February, I had staph in an area I had problems with for months and had to have implant removed with another one put in its place. On March 3rd I had emergency surgery due to skin coming apart in that same area and had the implant removed. This past week (week of Mar 11th) I started to have leakage and was told on the 15th that I was going to have to have surgery again to clean up that same area and to put a drain in. I appreciate any feedback on this. This is only a summary of what I've been through.

Attorney answers (4)

  1. Christian K. Lassen II


    Contributor Level 20


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . The office will likely get this approved with the insurance company before the procedure, so check to see if there is a problem with the approval.

  2. George Costas Andriotis

    Contributor Level 20


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . Yes. Your medical insurance should apply to all medically necessary procedures.

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  3. Josh P Tolin

    Contributor Level 19

    Answered . Yes . Your surgeries and follow-up treatment should be covered.

  4. David B Pittman


    Contributor Level 20


    Lawyer agrees

    Answered . Your insurance should over any surgeries deemed medically necessary that stem from the original surgery.

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