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Effect of the timing of the health insurance contract on the completion of breast reconstruction

Denial Smith

The cost of breast reconstruction can create a substantial burden for patients. As patients hope to maximize insurance plan benefits, it is crucial to receive efficient, cost-reducing care. This study analyzes the impact of the insurance cycle Calendar-Based Insurance (CBI) versus Non–Calendar-Based Insurance (NCBI)] on breast reconstruction. Between January 2014 and 2018, patients undergoing postmastectomy breast reconstruction performed by two senior surgeons (N.T.H. and S.S.T.) at a single academic institution were retrospectively evaluated. Data were collected on insurance contract timing (CBI versus NCBI) and insurance payor. Insurance contract cycle and payor impact the timing of breast reconstruction. This study emphasizes the importance of both patient and provider working toward maximizing health insurance plan benefits. 

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