In the US, health care organizations often have specific policies regarding coverage for hyperhidrosis treatments. As an information service, the International Hyperhidrosis Society has compiled a list of links to the public hyperhidrosis coverage policies of some of the major health insurance organizations.
If you do not see the health insurance organization's policies in which you are interested listed here, either the organization does not make its policies public OR we could not locate them. If you know where to find your health insurance organization’s hyperhidrosis policy (or policies), we would love to add the information to our list. Just send us the appropriate URL by e-mailing info@SweatHelp.org.
As you look over this information, please know that we cannot guarantee its accuracy. Policies change. For the most up-to-date information about a particular health insurance organization’s hyperhidrosis policies, please contact its members’ services department. Employers providing health benefits to their employees often have the chance to change or modify health plans. So, be sure to check to find out the specific health policies of an organization as they apply to your patients' group health plan. Additionally, if your patients are not satisfied with their group health plan’s coverage for hyperhidrosis, encourage them to talk to their human resources person or plan administrator. He or she may be able to help.
Navigating the healthcare and insurance systems can sometimes be overwhelming. Patients should keep a diary to help them remember important dates, conversations, and correspondences regarding coverage and reimbursement for their treatment, their hyperhidrosis symptoms and how they affect their day-to-day life. Their diary may be useful if you ever need to appeal an insurance company's decisions in regards to reimbursement for their treatments.
The International Hyperhidrosis Society has no connection or affiliation with any of the health insurance organizations listed below. We do not endorse or have any influence over the organizations’ hyperhidrosis policies. This information is merely provided as a service. We hope it is useful to you.
List of Public Coverage Policies on File
Policy Title/Plan Web SiteAetna – for BOTOX
Aetna – for Hyperhidrosis
Anthem BCBS July 2008
BCBS AZ Oct 2007
BCBS MA Apr 2004
BCBS MN Dec 2003
http://notes.bluecrossmn.com/web/medpolman.nsf/50c2d5c81dd37e 6a862569bd0054c1b2/ 9c9b34bae6c7782e86256c390078c431?OpenDocument
BCBS NC Sept 2008
BCBS TN Jul 2003
Dean Health System
Excellus Dec 2003
Keystone Blue Cross HMO
Mountain State BCBS
Premera Jun 2004
Sierra Health Services Apr 2003
Tufts Apr 2004