A Hair prosthesis (or cranial prosthesis), is a custom-made wig specifically designed for patients who have lost their hair as a result of medical conditions or treatments, such as alopecia areata, alopecia totalis, trichotillomania, chemotherapy, or any other clinical disease or treatment resulting in hair loss. The terminology is used when applying for medical insurance or tax deduction status.
While you are awaiting the status of your claim, have your doctor to write you a prescription for a "Cranial Prosthesis". Also on this prescription, have your doctor to include your specific diagnosis. ( For Example: If you have been diagnosed with Alopecia, there are different types. Have your doctor to be very detailed & to include the exact strand/type of medical condition that has caused your hair loss & include a short letter explaining your illness and the effects on your daily life). You will submit this prescription along with your doctor's letter to our company. We will then contact you so that we may submit your claim to your insurance provider. We are very familiar with this process and we want to get your medical wig to you as soon as possible. We will prepare your invoice correctly the first time to ensure there are no mistakes from the start.
Insurance Procedure Codes: S8095 and A9282 (these codes are used for the Full Cranial Prosthesis)
Common code for Wigs = S8095
Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) for wigs = A9282
3. Take some photos of your without hair & write a short letter of the effects that hair loss has had on your daily life.
4. The process to filing an insurance claim can take a total of 7-10 business days.
So to get started we only need for you to first give us a call. We will help you with everything from there.
Please note that most insurance companies will cover 80% to 100% of the cost.
The process of dealing with hair loss can be emotionally traumatic and hard to deal with. At MyWigsAndWeaves.com we have compassionate representatives whom work daily with clients who are experiencing hair loss. In the USA, over 30 million women are dealing with hair loss and the number is rapidly increasing. We strive to find the best solution that will make you feel comfortable and help you transition into a hair system that will look and feel natural. Many prefer to match their new cranial prosthesis medical wig to their current hair color. We can send your a hair color ring at no cost, so that you may compare to your own hair color or even show to your hair stylist for a second opinion. For additional help, please call 1-800-714-3189