A federal review board has ruled that Medicare will now cover sex-reassignment surgery on a case-by-case basis. The review board decided that coverage for sex-reassignment surgery will no longer be automatically denied by Medicare.
The ruling does not create a right for Medicare recipients to receive payment for their reassignment surgery, but it does allow flexibility for doctors to use clinical evidence to determine if the cost should be covered.
The estimated cost for treatments is anywhere from $25,000 to $75,000 per person.
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