After enduring chemotherapy and other cancer treatments, patients want to get their lives back to the way they were as quickly as possible. Wigs for cancer patients can help.
A cancer wig can restore self-esteem and make patients feel more like themselves during a difficult time, as well as help ease recovery after treatments. Many insurance companies agree that wigs are important and cover at least part of a cancer wig, up to 50% or $400 in some cases.
As far as medical and insurance are concerned, wigs that are needed after medical illness or treatment are called “cranial prosthesis.” This is important terminology when you try to get reimbursement or coverage for wigs for cancer patients. To start the ball rolling for an insurance claim, you doctor will need to write a prescription for a cranial prosthesis and include details of your specific diagnosis. When you select your wig, it’s important to work with a salon that knows these terms and even the insurance codes. We’ve recognized that the common code for a cranial prosthesis is S8095, while the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) is A9282.
Prepare for the Future
To ensure that your cancer wig matches your previous hair style and to make your transition as seamless as possible, try to save a section of hair from the top of your head before cutting or losing it. Bring the sample into the salon with you, along with a picture of your hair style before treatments. This will really help stylists select a the most natural wig for you. Then again, this can be a great chance to experiment and have fun with new styles and colors. With hairpieces, you can change your style daily without commitment. Wearing a wig can be a carefree, easy way to restore a sense of normalcy when going through a traumatic cancer diagnosis and treatment plan, and help patients look to the future after treatments.
An established, experienced, compassionate wig salon, Wig-A-Do has been servicing patients and assisting with their cancer wigs for years. If you’ve undergone chemotherapy treatments and have lost your hair, or are preparing to lose your hair due to upcoming treatments, we’re here to help. Call 856-235-3534 today to set up a discreet, private appointment and personalized fitting. Wig-A-Do will help you feel like your old self again, restoring confidence and helping to relieve some stress.