Attention to all Dental Offices. This is now billable to Medical
Coverage of Children’s Deformities, Disfigurement and Congenital Defects H-185.967
|Topic: Health Insurance||Policy Subtopic: Benefits and Coverage|
|Meeting Type: Annual||Year Last Modified: 2013|
|Action: Appended||Type: Health Policies|
|Council & Committees:||undefined|
- The AMA declares: (a) that treatment of a minor child’s congenital or developmental deformity or disorder due totrauma or malignant disease should be covered by all insurers; (b) that such coverage shall include treatment which, in the opinion of the treating physician, is medically necessary to return the patient to a more normal appearance (even if the procedure does not materially affect the function of the body part being treated); and (c) that such insurability should be portable, i.e., not denied as a pre-existing condition if the patient’s insurance coverage changes before treatment has been either initiated or completed.
- Our AMA will advocate for appropriate fundingfor comprehensive dental coverage (including dental implants) for children with orofacial clefting.