- WHO WE ARE
- WHY INSURERS DENY
- HOW WE HELP YOU WIN
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- WALTER’S BLOGA blog authored by Walter Lindstrom, President of Lindstrom Obesity Advocacy, focusing primarily on bariatric surgery and obesity treatment insurance issues.
Welcome to Lindstrom Obesity Advocacy
From Aetna to Zenith, we have successfully handled bariatric and metabolic surgery appeals and reconstructive surgery denials against almost every major insurance company, self-insured plan or third-party administrator in the nation. Since 1996 we have handled over 5000 cases. We have worked tirelessly with surgeons and bariatric programs across the U.S., helping them to improve their patient pathways leading to more insurance approvals and fewer denials. We are the recognized experts in the field and are committed and passionate about helping patients access the care they need and so richly deserve!
Fighting to get insurance approval for bariatric surgery almost seems like you are fighting for your life – and in many cases you are doing exactly that! An experienced Advocate can make the difference between getting approved or living with “No.”
But not just any Advocate will do. You need someone who knows what you’re going through – someone like Walter Lindstrom – who had bariatric surgery OVER 20 YEARS AGO. Walter and his wife Kelley are uniquely qualified to help you meet the obstacles and challenges placed by your insurance company because we understand every aspect of what it is like for you to live as a person of size in today’s society. We embody a combination of zealous advocacy of your rights and empathy with your pain and frustration. We have been where you are now and we can help you.
If your insurance plan is denying the treatment your doctor says is medically necessary….
YOU HAVE TO CHOOSE WHAT YOU WANT TO DO:
Put Yourself In Good Position
You haven’t submitted a request for approval to your insurer and you want to do it quickly and do it right. We can put you in the strongest position to get approved because we know how to deal with your insurer’s “requirements”
You Need To Appeal NOW!
Your insurance company has said “NO” and you’re devastated. Part of you wants to give up but what you really want is to fight for the treatment you need. Appeals can be complicated and scary but we will help you WIN!
Get More Patients Approved
Your bariatric program does OK getting some patients approved but you know you get too many denials and you turn away too many patients because they have difficult insurance issues or contract exclusions. Get more cases approved and let US fight denials with your patients