Notes from Dr. Jenq

Insurance Coverage for Breast Reduction

Breast reduction is a procedure where extra skin and fat is removed, and the nipple and skin are redraped to create a most youthful appearance.  Breasts not only look better, but surgery can take that pain off the back and shoulder.  The goal is for women to become pain-free, exercise, and find clothes which fit.

Starting 2012, states public employees covered under Public Employees Benefit Board by Providence will no longer be able to undergo breast reduction as a covered medical benefit. 

Instead, patients will now be excepted to pay 100% of the costs of surgery. What should you do now? Consider writing to the Benefit Board to register your disagreement. You can be the best advocate for your medical care.