Columbia, S.C. — In a change of policy, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and BlueChoice HealthPlan of South Carolina are working with United Networks of America (UNA) to expand the availability of cosmetic surgery as part of discount and value-added programs for members, reports Business Wire.
Previously, discounted cosmetic-surgery services were limited to providers in South Carolina. BCBS and BCHP South Carolina members now can access cosmetic-surgery providers across the country. By presenting their insurance ID card when they visit a participating cosmetic surgery provider even outside South Carolina, members will receive discounts of at least 20 percent less than the non-discounted charges from network providers.
Discounted surgical procedures include breast augmentation, chin augmentation, eyelid procedures, face lifts, liposuction, ear pinning and nose surgery, as well as non-surgical procedures such as laser resurfacing, soft tissue fillers, cosmetic injections, chemical peels and dermabrasion.
The program will be offered through UNA’s American Cosmetic Surgery Network division.