Please allow doctors to correct the deformities and discomfort of children who have plagiocephaly and Torticollis with first the use of a Cranial helmet and then if need invasive surgery.

Please allow doctors to correct the deformities and discomfort of children who have plagiocephaly and Torticollis with first the use of a Cranial helmet and then if need invasive surgery.

    1. Petition by

      Erica Caballero

      Fayetteville, NC

This is import to my family because we have 4 month old twins Noah and Scarlett who are suffering from plagiocephaly and torticollis. Tricare has approved them for physical therapy for the torticollis but refuse to cover the cranial helmet that will non-invasivlly correct the deformaty that is causing thier problems. To see my babies suffer everyday from thier condition is heart breaking.Not ony are my children suffering but  so are many other children who are on Tricare with active duty parents.Tricare will only cover the cranial helmet after invasive surgey is done.I do not want to have to put my babies tiny little bodies through invasive surgery if all they need is a corrective helmet that will solve thier problem in as little as 8 weeks.If your child is diagnosed by a medical professional Tricare should treat the problem that is diagnosed not deny babies coverage. There are long term affects with untreated plagiocephaly and torticollis early intervention and treament is essential.Plagiocephaly not only deforms the skull but disaligns the ears, eyes and jaw line possiby leading to scoloiosis. With the invasive surgery costing thousands of dollars compared to the non-invasive cranial helmets that cost as little as 2,000 there really is no reason to put a tiny baby through the surgery.Denying them non-invasive coverage to correct thier mediacally diagnosed problem is just wrong.Please join me in this petition so that we can have our voices heard and our chidren treated.

To:
Health Net Federal Services, LLC
Attn: Grievances
P.O. Box 105338
Atlanta, GA 30348-5338

Fax: 1-888-317-6155
Please allow doctors to correct the deformities and discomfort of children who have plagiocephaly and Torticollis with first the use of a Cranial helmet and then if need invasive surgery.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Patrick Kerber BREMERTON, WA
      • 7 months ago

      I am a Tricare recipient. Do the right thing, Tricare, and give these babies whatever they need!

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    • Cathy Parish TWENTYNINE PALMS, CA
      • 7 months ago

      My twin granddaughter was born with a similar situation and needed a helmet as she grew. My daughter could not afford it either as she needed more than one. She had to stay in the hospital for over a month while her twin went home and then had to go through therapy for months before she could even hold her head up. It was very stressful for her parents as they had a 4 yr old daughter and the other twin sister to take care of on top of dealing with Tri-Cares Policies. Please have compassion on these families. They serve our COUNTRY FREELY. CAN YOU NOT GIVE SOMETHING BACK TO THEM FREELY AS WELL. MAY GOD BLESS YOU FOR YOUR KINDNESS

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    • Susan Ballingall PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • 8 months ago

      I'm thankful my daughter never had this problem, but as a mother if this ever happened to me I would want the least harmful option for her as well. This should be the first option to fix it, not the last! Doesn't insurance companies know, put out some money now to fix a problem is a lot cheaper than putting out a little money now, and then a whole lot of money after that to fix the first problem. It's ridiculous! I hope everything works out for you!

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    • Pamela Campbell NIEDERWALD, TX
      • 8 months ago

      Please help them!!!

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    • Ouida Castillo VISTA, CA
      • 8 months ago

      I've seen my friend's daughter suffer from not being able to have the helmets she needed.

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