My son was diagnosed with Brachycephaly. Brachycephaly is basically a flattening of the back of the head. We were told that he needs a helmet to correct it but our insurance company won't cover it. (It's $3800!) My question is: Is this really medically necessary? Our pediatrician told us that his brain will develop normally but referred us to Cranial Technologies. The clinician (there are no actual doctors there) at Cranial Tech says we need to get him a helmet to fix it because it could cause oral and/or auditory problems as well as cause head aches later in life. The insurance company's Doctor says that his condition isn't sever enough to be considered medically necessary under the insurance company's criteria. We have to make a decision soon because there is only a short time frame where this can be corrected before the plates in his skull fuse...Answer Question
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