Breast Reconstruction Availability

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Breast Reconstruction Availability

RESOLVED, That the North Carolina Medical Society supports access to breast reconstruction for patients recovering from breast cancer surgery or prophylactic mastectomy to prevent cancer whether at the time of or subsequent to initial surgery; and be it further

RESOLVED, That the North Carolina Medical Society opposes discrimination against reconstructive surgery coverage; and be it further

RESOLVED, That the North Carolina Medical Society supports measures to ensure health insurance coverage of all stages of reconstruction that may be necessary, including symmetry operations.

(Resolution 13-1996, adopted 11/17/96)
(revised, Report C-2005, Item 40, adopted 10/16/2005)
(revised, Report J-2010, Item 3-25, adopted 10/24/2010) (reaffirmed, NCMS Policy Review 2015 Report, Item 34, adopted 10/24/2015)

 
 

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