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Author Topic: Medicare Seeking Comments to Determine if Lipo Treatments Should be Covered  (Read 4969 times)

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Offline Inchlingblue

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Medicare is asking for comments to determine if the
treatment of facial lipoatrophy (with facial fillers, etc) should be covered or if
it should be considered a cosmetic use. Who knows, if they end up approving such procedures, it could open the door wider in terms of other insurers following suit.

Please click on the orange "comment" button to explain to Medicare why you
think facial lipoatrophy is a medication-induced side effect that needs to be
treated and covered. If you can add your own personal experience as a
patient or as a clinician, even better!

We do not have much time. The deadline is Feb 16

_http://www.cms. hhs.gov/mcd/ ncpc_view_ document. asp?id=20_
(http://www.cms. hhs.gov/mcd/ ncpc_view_ document. asp?id=20)


Offline Ann

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Inch, please re-post the link - that one's busted.
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Offline Inchlingblue

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Inch, please re-post the link - that one's busted.

Ann:

Thanks for that; this link below should work:

http://www.cms.hhs.gov/mcd/ncpc_view_document.asp?id=20

Offline pozniceguy

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I sent personal experiences with  my worst case stage four +  Lypo story and recommendations to include the restoration as is currently authorized for other restorations...would be nice if they included more than just the face......this case is specifically for Facial restoration......feet, arms ,legs and especially butt are  major problems as far as functionality is concerned.....arms always cold ( no fat layer) feet and butt physically hurt when you stand/ sit on and firm surface (no fat pad )

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I've tried to fill out this comment page several  times.  Can't  make one single comment.  It  ignores  my click in the box and  will not accept anything I  type.  Typical  gov't.
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Offline J.R.E.

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Thanks for posting this, and adding the link.  I wa just reading about this,earlier this morning:


http://www.positivelyaware.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=246


Thanks---Ray
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http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


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Offline Inchlingblue

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I've tried to fill out this comment page several  times.  Can't  make one single comment.  It  ignores  my click in the box and  will not accept anything I  type.  Typical  gov't.

The same thing was happening with me and I (finally) figured out the reason. There is a link to "CMSPHI Posting Policy" which MUST be clicked on and opened for the rest of the webpage to work as far as filling out info. Apparently they want to make sure that everyone reads and agrees to the policies before being able to post anything. Here's the section I'm referring to:

"Please note: The "CMS PHI Posting Policy" link below MUST be clicked on and the policy read before the "I have read and understand..." checkbox can be checked. None of the data entry fields will be enabled until the policy is read and the checkbox selected."


Offline burstnbloom

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Medicare is taking comments again on the benefits of facial treatments for hiv posiitive persons with lipo.
Just copy and paste into your browser if link does not show..Let's make this happen!


https://www.cms.hhs.gov/mcd/viewtrackingsheet.asp?from2=viewtrackingsheet.asp&id=234&
burstnbloom

Offline burstnbloom

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Medicare is taking comments again on the benefits of facial treatments for hiv posiitive persons with lipo.
Just copy and paste into your browser if link does not show..Let's make this happen!


https://www.cms.hhs.gov/mcd/viewtrackingsheet.asp?from2=viewtrackingsheet.asp&id=234&

Note: when trying to comment please click on the CMS PHI Posting Policy and read them before it will let you comment..thanks!
burstnbloom

Offline Giblarry

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I've tried to fill out this comment page several  times.  Can't  make one single comment.  It  ignores  my click in the box and  will not accept anything I  type.  Typical  gov't.

I just now filled out a comment and it worked.  Did you open and read the very short policy statement and then check the box saying you have read it?  If you don't do that, nothing else will work. 

Inch, thanks for bringing this to our attention.

Gib 

 


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