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Craniofacial Anomalies

Craniofacial anomalies affect an estimated one in 600 children in America every year. However, corrective procedures to address these anomalies are not always covered by private insurers because they might be classified as cosmetic. AAOMS supports introduction of legislation such as the Children's Access to Reconstructive Evaluation and Surgery (CARES) Act, which was last introduced in the 112th Congress. The CARES Act would require insurance companies, including ERISA plans that already provide surgical benefits, to cover corrective procedures that address congenital craniofacial anomalies for children age 21 and under.