Does Insurance Cover Botox Injections for Headaches?

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Does Insurance Cover Botox Injections for Headaches?

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Unfortunately, very few insurance companies cover Botox for headaches in spite of the extensive literature that supports its use. As such, in our office, we will require pre-payment before treatment. One can than submit the receipt to your insurance company for reimbursement if possible. HOWEVER, if headaches are triggered by muscle spasms, most insurance companies will cover Botox injections for these spasms. Determination of whether these spasms are present or not is done by your neurologist. Financial Assistance Reimbursement assistance for those who are uninsured or otherwise unable to afford BOTOX can be found here (http://www.botoxpatientassistance.com). Or call 1-800-44-BOTOX, option 6. The form you will be required to complete can be downloaded here. If migraine headaches are affecting your quality of life, please contact our office for an appointment with Dr. Chang. References Botulinum toxin type A (BOTOX) for treatment of migraine headaches: An open-label study. Otolaryngolo

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