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Your Quartz plan includes comprehensive reconstruction services following a mastectomy. The Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998 requires all health plans offering mastectomy coverage, as Quartz does, to also provide benefits for –

  • All stages of reconstruction of the breast on which the mastectomy was performed
  • Surgery and reconstruction of the other breast to produce a symmetrical appearance
  • Prostheses and treatment of physical complications at all stages of the mastectomy, including lymphedema

Coverage is subject to the same limitations, exclusions and cost-sharing provisions that apply to other services provided under your health insurance plan. The copayment and deductible amounts that apply to your plan’s surgical benefit also apply to the mastectomy and breast reconstruction benefits. If your employees have any questions, please refer them to your Certificate of Coverage and Summary of Benefits and Coverage for specific information.

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