House introduces prosthetic bill, seeks better coverage

Saturday, May 31, 2008

HOUSTON--Post-mastectomy patients could see some relief when it comes to getting their insurance to ante up for external breast prostheses. U.S. House bill H.R. 5615, the Prosthetic Parity Act, was introduced in March and seeks to make private insurance coverage for all types of prosthetics comparable to other major medical coverage. The American Association of Breast Care Professionals, which worked to get breast prostheses included in H.R. 5615, said the bill addresses “current industry practice such as one device per lifetime restrictions, lifetime dollar caps and quantity caps,” the association said in a press release.