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Advocacy

For breast reconstruction patients, surgeons and colleagues, please click on the link below to download the Document to reinstate coverage for DIEP Flap (and other perforator flap) surgery. This letter can be addressed to your Representatives to advocate for insurance coverage as part of this very important surgical option for breast cancer. For patients, it is important to describe your specific story and voice your unique experience with the DIEP Flap during your cancer journey.

Advocacy Letter

Resources for Breast Reconstruction Access Changes

Please explore the links below to help understand the complexity of issues following new limitations to breast reconstruction access, including the DIEP free flap:

CBS Mornings Video Link

Cancer.org Link

Contacts

For Microsurgery Colleagues and Physicians:

House & Senate:

For house and senate, please copy and paste your letter of support into your contact request to each representative:

house.gov (Enter zip code in upper right to find your representative)
senate.gov

For California:

CA Senators

ASRM (American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery):
[email protected]

ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons):
[email protected]

Please cc [email protected] so we may follow up on your emails and letters

For Patients:

House & Senate:

For house and senate, please copy and paste your letter of support into your contact request to each representative:

house.gov (Enter zip code in upper right to find your representative)
senate.gov

For California:

CA Senators

Please cc [email protected] so we may follow up on your emails and letters

Additional Links for Information

Dr. Elisabeth Potter Advocacy

Share Your Story

For those that have had a DIEP Flap or other Perforator Flap procedure for Breast Reconstruction, please share your experience with us. Use the form below to give your experience with DIEP Flap or other Flap procedure for your breast reconstruction. We will include these patient experiences on the page to advocate for reinstating coverage.

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