Founded in 2022 by reconstructive surgeons as a response to CMS's decision to sunset s-codes (specific codes that reimburse for advanced autologous reconstruction), CBRA recognizes that there are many barriers to reconstruction options for patients despite the Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act.
As a 501(c)(6) we are uniquely positioned to primarily engage in political and lobbying activities that can help shape the health landscape for breast cancer patients and improve access to all reconstruction options.
We are building a future where all breast reconstruction options are available through insurance in all communities and patients benefit from better long-term outcomes.
We empower patients to receive the best options for them through personal choice and informed clinical decision making. We support the work of providers who deliver excellent care to people affected by breast cancer. We acknowledge that healthy economic dynamics are essential to maintaining a healthy reconstructive environment.
The experiences of patients and caregivers enrich our understanding of successful breast reconstruction. As allies, we learn from each other and grow stronger together.
We foster positive change in breast reconstruction by engaging stakeholders and decision makers.
We aim to provide educational resources to surgeons and the community at large to continue to improve the reconstruction landscape through improved practice and increased awareness about options.
We encourage patient-centered research. We partner with experts to drive necessary research on breast reconstruction outcomes. We are committed to highlighting and correcting disparities in breast reconstruction.
Donate to our mission and support access to modern breast reconstruction.
As a 501(c)(6), we are able to engage primarily in lobbying and legislative efforts. Please note your donation will not be tax-deductible as a charitable donation, but may be tax deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense.
We applaud CMS for ruling in favor of restoring the s-codes for DIEP flap and other advanced forms of natural reconstruction! Congratulations to all involved in this historic event!