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Does Texas Medicaid cover....

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A newborn circumcision??? 

I'm due with my first in May. 

Posted by Anonymous on Mar. 6, 2013 at 6:47 PM
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paganmommy4
by on Mar. 6, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Medicaid considers circumcision a cosmetic and non-medical procedure and therefore medicaid will not cover it since it doesn't dramatically improve anything

chrissyk3
by on Mar. 6, 2013 at 10:31 PM
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Guess Virginia wasn't a part of that because they paid for my son on July 29 2007. That's crazy they would stop paying for that.


Quoting model1000mom:

Normally no. It will not pay for infant circumcision as that is not a necessary medical procedure. It will not pay for any circumcision done for cosmetic reasons.

However, Medicaid will cover circumcision when it is medically necessary, for example when an adult male has phimosis, a chronic constriction of the foreskin that prevents normal functioning of the penis.


Tue Jan 2, 2007 9:37 pm (PST)

Texas Joins 14 Other States in Dropping Circumcision from Medicaid
Funding

The second largest state in the union has joined California, Oregon,
Washington, Florida and other states in saying "no" to circumcision.

In a move that will save taxpayers millions of dollars, Texas
stopped paying for CPT code 54150 circumcisions in 2006.


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louzannalady
by Gold Member on Mar. 6, 2013 at 10:32 PM
I had DS2 July 2012 and they would have covered it, if I would have consented to it. (I decline having elective cosmetic surgeries performed on my infants who are unable to excerise their right to informed consent, though.)

Quoting model1000mom:

Normally no. It will not pay for infant circumcision as that is not a necessary medical procedure. It will not pay for any circumcision done for cosmetic reasons.

However, Medicaid will cover circumcision when it is medically necessary, for example when an adult male has phimosis, a chronic constriction of the foreskin that prevents normal functioning of the penis.


Tue Jan 2, 2007 9:37 pm (PST)

Texas Joins 14 Other States in Dropping Circumcision from Medicaid
Funding

The second largest state in the union has joined California, Oregon,
Washington, Florida and other states in saying "no" to circumcision.

In a move that will save taxpayers millions of dollars, Texas
stopped paying for CPT code 54150 circumcisions in 2006.

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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Mar. 6, 2013 at 10:32 PM
Quoting superwoman8977:



What in the hell could possibly make your life easier? That is just bizarre.
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Mar. 6, 2013 at 10:33 PM

It was vulgar and unwarranted. 

Quoting Anonymous:

Quoting Anonymous:



I'm sorry, but how is that 'nasty'?


louzannalady
by Gold Member on Mar. 6, 2013 at 10:36 PM
Not true. Most state insurances (fortunately) see RIC for what it is and are not covering it. Texas isn't one of them, though. At least as of July 2012.

Quoting paganmommy4:

Medicaid considers circumcision a cosmetic and non-medical procedure and therefore medicaid will not cover it since it doesn't dramatically improve anything

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paganmommy4
by on Mar. 6, 2013 at 10:40 PM
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I didn't know that texas medicaid covered it, I just know how oregon and montana medicaid coverage works, thanks for the clarification

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Mar. 6, 2013 at 10:42 PM
Quoting Anonymous:


You argue like a five year old. Too funny.
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