We’ve written before on the effectiveness of laser treatment as an option for people dealing with toenail fungus. The Wall Street Journal reports that “Published data on laser treatment for nail fungus is scant, but early results suggest it is a reasonable option for people who don’t want the side effects of oral medications.” PinPointe, a manufacturer of an FDA-approved toenail fungus laser, claims efficiency ratings as high as 71.4% — and another manufacturer, Nomir, says their Noveon laser cures 85% of patients.
That makes laser nail treatment an attractive option compared to nail lacquers that see cure rates below 30% and oral pills that can cause side effects like liver damage. However, as you may have heard, insurance companies do not currently cover the cost of laser treatment for fungal nails. What gives? We looked at the latest review by insurer Blue Cross Blue Shield to find out.