Cranial Prosthesis and Alopecia Wigs
Hair loss can happen to anyone and can be difficult to cope with at any age.
Esteem Hair understands that children and young adults particularly have a tough time with hair loss. Esteem Hair's Cranial Prosthesis for children are durable and designed to look natural. Our children's medical wigs can come in a variety of textures and styles that are specially sized for children's heads. Esteem Hair wants to help build adolescents and young adults confidence and have them not worry about their hair loss, but instead enjoy life and continuing their daily activities.
How to Order Your Cranial Prosthesis
Call your Health Insurance Provider to confirm if you have Cranial Prosthesis or Medical Wig insurance. Confirm how much the insurance company will cover for your cranial prosthesis and complete any necessary forms.
Get an Rx from your doctor. The script must say “Cranial Hair Prosthesis” or “Medical Hair” and have a Diagnosis Code. If your script says "Wig" your health insurance provider will not approve.
Once approved by your health insurance provider, order your cranial prosthesis from EsteemHair.com. Schedule a consultation with our Cranial Prosthesis Specialist for customized cranial prosthesis and any wig related questions answered. Consultations can be scheduled through our website.
Once your cranial prosthesis is purchased, you are then able to file a claim. Ask your Health Insurance Provider for the Insurance Claim Form #1500. After your cranial prosthesis purchase we will send a copy of your receipt through email, that will say “Cranial Hair Prosthesis” and list our Tax ID #, NPI # and billing HCPCS codes. Send proper documents to insurance company including:
Rx from your doctor with diagnosis code A9282, S8095 or 99199
Invoice from Esteem Hair
Completed insurance claim form #1500
Any other necessary documentation to your insurance company.
Additional items can be used to reinforce your claim:
Included photos of yourself with hair and without hair, or showing your medical condition
Include a letter from your employer/doctor explaining your medical issue and how a cranial prosthesis is important to you.
What is the Difference Between Affordable Wigs and Cranial Prosthesis?
At first glance, a cranial prosthesis company can seem the same as a wig company. In fact, the one company may sell both of these things. However, there are important differences between these two types of hairpieces.
Wigs have wefts of hair that are often attached so that their knots are able to contact the wearer's scalp. Since they're made to fit anyone who buys the right size, they may also have a stretchy piece to fit the head. This allows them to work with many people despite variations in head shape. This works fine for those who are wearing the wig on top of a layer of short natural hair, because the user's hair provides a cushion between the scalp and the wig.
A cranial prosthesis, on the other hand, is made especially for people going through medical conditions where they have lost their hair or have Alopecia. Alopecia is a condition which causes the loss of all your hair and since the hairpiece is sometimes in direct contact with the scalp, special methods must be used to make it tolerable. First, it is made so that no knots or other rough surfaces exist on the scalp side. Second, it is custom-made to exactly fit the person. This eliminates both tightness and slippage. Finally, the material that contacts the scalp is a type that will work with sensitive skin, which those who have lost all of their hair often have.
Financially, there is another important difference between a wig and the signature product of a cranial prosthesis company. That is that the prosthesis is often covered by medical insurance, while a regular wig is not. Because of this, you should always be sure to work with the cranial prosthesis company to get the insurance to pay if you are medically qualified for this product.