Dermatologists frequently see patients for skin checks, to examine their skin for signs of pre-malignant or malignant lesions. Some of these patients have a personal history of malignant skin neoplasms, and some do not. They may be scheduled annually or bi-annually.
Will insurance pay for screening for skin cancer?
Medicare and private insurances are mandated to pay for screening services that have an A or B rating from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Skin screening currently has a rating of “I” explained as:
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