American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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one year ago

Need help with insurance

I need help picking a doctor or just a place to start. I have insurance with blue cross blue shield, my policy is in New Mexico. I am currently in California, my policy is HMO so I will be approved with a doctor that accepts blue cross blue shield. But I might need a referral from a primary care giver but I do not have one in California nor will it be covered to get one here in CA.

Procedure: Breast Reduction
Location: tehachapi, CA

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Debra Johnson
ASPS Surgeon
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You will need to call the Customer Service number on the back of your Blue Cross Blue Shield card and explain your situation. Usually with an HMO you primary care provider has to make the referral to a specialist such as a plastic surgeon. If your HMO is in New Mexico, then you would likely have to return there to receive services, or else change your insurance to a California plan. Customer Service may be able to help you find a primary care in California who can get you to an in-plan plastic surgeon for your breast reduction.

Edward Domanskis

I am sure we can help you. Please email to get going. I would recommend sending photos so I can evaluate. Thanks!

Dr. Edward Jonas Domanskis is Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

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Assistant Clinical Professor of SurgeryWOS-Plastic,University of California (Irvine)

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