Lipoatrophy and Medi-Cal

Some miscellaneous notes

Does Medi-Cal cover treatment to repair the damage of lipoatrophy? How do you do it? How do you find a reconstructive surgeon who takes Medi-Cal?


In 1998 California AB 1621 addressed Medi-Cal and other insurers covering the costs of reconstructive surgery at this link.
In 2002, Antonio Linares, at the Department of Managed Health Care addressed the use of AB 1621 in getting Medi-Cal and other insurers to pay for the costs of reconstructive treatment for lipoatrophy.
Greg Cassein of AIDS, Medicine and Miracles has written on this topic, as has Nelson Vergel.

At the beginning of 2009, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, for one month, sought public comments about reconstructive treatment for lipoatrophy at this link.