Will medicaid pay for bilateral microtia for my son. He is still an infant.
Baby Boy Has Bilateral Microtia- Will Medicaid Cover Surgery?
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Microtia Covered by Medicaid, MediCal, and Insurance
Yes, Medicaid covers reconstruction of congenital deformities such as microtia (absent, or ear remnants. I would recommend going to a Craniofacial Clinic associated with a pediatric hospital.
Microtia reconstruction is performed around 6-8 years old and is often covered.
Insurance coverage for rebuilding the ear is possible.
- There are a few options for improving hearing (BAHA or canal reconstruction) and
- Several options for rebuilding the ear : (Rib graft or implant or prosthetic ear) can be discussed at your surgeons consult, but we wait for 5-8 years to start the repair.
One option would be to contact LSU Baton Rouge Facial Plastic Surgery for a consult.
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