Covering Lipedema

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May 2021 Lipedema Coverage Update

Progress for Lipedema Surgery Coverage We have made significant progress during the past few months. Over 60 more women have been fully covered by various insurers, bringing our total to almost 120. We have successfully convinced the second-largest Blue Cross Blue...

Tips for Reviewing Your Plan

We recommend that everyone starting the lipedema insurance process get a copy of their full copy of their insurance plan. If you have traditional Medicare, Tricare and some state Medicaid plans, there‘s no plan document. However, these plans do not specifically...

Documenting Conservative Measures

Conservative measures to treat lipedema include diets, medical weight loss, exercise,compression, manual lymphatic drainage (MLD), pool therapy, Flexitouch, lymphaticpumps, and vibration plates. If you want to have your surgery covered, it is essential todocument at...

Lipedema Billing Basics

ICD-10 Codes: This the International Classification of Disease (ICD) and is mostly used for data collection purposes.  It does not have an impact on coverage or payment.  In Europe, the updated ICD-11 has a Lipedema (EF02.2) and Lipo-lymphoedema (BD93.1Y)...