NCTE Offers Medicare Benefits Guide For TGs

| Aug 22, 2011
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Transgender people on Medicare need to be aware that while sex reassignment surgery is not covered under Medicare medically necessary hormones are covered. But you and your doctor need to be aware of that and learn how to access the benefit.

To that end The National Center for Transgender Equality has produced a new resource that transgender beneficiaries and doctors need to see. The resource explains what is covered and how to navigate the appeal process if coverage is denied. The resource should be seen by both beneficiaries and their doctors. Often doctors are not aware of the most up to date Medicare rules and restrictions so the resource serves to educate them.

The resource was created as part of NCTE’s ongoing federal aging policy agenda and NCTE will continue advocating for sex reassignment surgery coverage in Medicare and ensure that transgender needs are fully addressed in all public health programs.

The NCTE Medicare resource is available for download HERE.

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Angela Gardner is a founding member of The Renaissance Transgender Assoc., Inc., former editor of its newsletter and magazine, Transgender Community News. She was the Diva of Dish for TGF in the late 1990s and Editor of LadyLike magazine until its untimely demise. She has appeared in film and television shows portraying TG characters, as well as representing Renaissance on numerous talk shows.

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