Insurance Coverage for Ear Molding
Infant ear molding is covered by most all insurance companies because the ear deformity is considered a congenital deformity. We work with parents to obtain insurance approval before the first office visit, when the mold is applied.
Information needed to obtain insurance authorization for ear molding:
- Newborn Name
- Newborn Date of Birth
- Parent Names
- Parent Address
- Insurance Policyholder Name & Date of Birth:
Please also send the following photos:
- Your newborn’s ears from both sides of the head, from the front, and from the back
- Front and back of insurance card
Avoid Future Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)
at Out of Pocket Cost
When ear molding is performed early, future surgery can be completely avoided. Ear pinning surgery, known as otoplasty, is usually performed when a child is 5-6 years old, before other kids start to mock and make fun of ear deformities. Otoplasty usually requires general anesthesia and has an extended recovery. In addition, otoplasty results can often look overdone and abnormal, and about 20% of otoplasties fail due to a stitch breaking.
Infant ear molding is covered by insurance as it is considered a congenital deformity. However, when a child undergoes an otoplasty at a later age, insurance companies consider it cosmetic at that time and it is therefore not covered by insurance. Otoplasty is a cosmetic out of pocket cost.
Contact Us - Insurance Coverage
for Newborn Ear Correction
Dr. Shareef Jandali works with all insurance companies to obtain approval for newborn ear correction with ear molding. Call our office for more information: (917) 708-0018.