As one of the specialties in the medical field, dermatologists are medical professionals who focus on diagnosing and treating skin conditions. Unlike other specialties, dermatology scopes optional, cosmetic procedures and necessary medical treatments. Between these two main branches of dermatology, the coverage of Medicare also varies.
While most private health insurance providers do not cover dermatological services, Medicare may partially or fully cover yours. According to most patients, the following procedures are typically subsidised: skin cancer treatment, ultraviolet light treatment, sweat treatments, and a number of laser treatments.
It is also important to note that patients with private health insurance may still avail Medicare rebates and coverage.
With a wide range of services under dermatology, it is best to ask your dermatologist regarding your eligibility for Medicare coverage. For any additional enquiries you may have, don’t hesitate to contact us.
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