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Can an HMO be forced to cover facial wasting surgery?
Aug 22, 2003

Hello- I recently read that a bill was passed in California that forces HMO's to cover surgery for facial wasting if you petition your carrier. Is this true?

Thanks, Lewis

Response from Ms. Franzoi

There was pending legislation in California re certain injections for wasting syndrome. I do not know if that passed. I suggest that you contact your doctor who should be able to advise you what the law is and what the requirements are for the procedure to be covered.

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