Medicare Patients: Is Mohs Surgery Covered by My Insurance?

Medicare patients often ask, “Is mohs surgery covered by my insurance?”

After all, most patients know by now that traditionally any skin surgery is considered to be a cosmetic procedure and thus is usually not covered by insurance.

So, what’s the answer? Learn more, below.

What Is Mohs Surgery?

Mohs surgery is the surgical process of addressing skin cancer by removing thin layers of skin one at a time and evaluating each layer for cancerous cells.

Once your doctor has successfully removed a layer that presents without cancer cells the procedure is complete.

Why Is Mohs Popular

This is an extremely popular and effective way to remove cancer as it is possible to treat large areas of skin with minimal scarring than traditional more invasive methods.

Doctor’s love this method because they are able to confidently remove all cancer cells in one area during a single visit.

Is Mohs Surgery Covered by My Insurance?

Thankfully, Medicare Part B does consider mohs surgery to be a medically necessary cancer treatment and thus it is covered under this plan.

It is of course, important that your physician denotes that your Mohs treatment is a medically necessary procedure to preserve your life and your overall health.

What About Medicare Part A and D?

Medicare Part A may cover Mohs surgery if it occurs while a patient is an inpatient in a hospital or being treated at a nursing home.

If you have a Medicare Part D plan, this should offer some discounts for Mohs.

However, the best way to know if Mohs is covered under your plan is to call your provider directly.

Your Local Mohs Doctor

Acworth Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center operates under the direction of Johnathan L. Chappell, MD.

Dr. Chappell is not only a board-certified dermatologist, but he is also a fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon.

To schedule a consultation at Acworth Dermatology today call us at (678)505-8030.