If you are looking for a hair replacement solution for alopecia, hair loss due to chemotherapy or other causes, you have several options to help alleviate the cost of your cranial prosthesis. These include reimbursements by insurance companies as well as tax write offs. Please note that many private insurance companies will reimburse for hairpieces if your doctor writes a prescription specifying a need for "cranial prosthesis" or "hair prosthesis". In addition to documentation from your physician, insurance companies may require the invoice for the wig which should indicate "cranial prosthetic" or "hair prosthetic." All you have to do is request a "medical receipt" from De Novo Hair in order to satisfy this requirement.
Tax Write Offs:
According to the IRS website on deductions, you can include in medical expenses the cost of a wig purchased upon the advice of a physician for the mental health of a patient who has lost all of his or her hair from disease. Please consult your tax professional for information concerning your unique case.
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