… or you can let them win, the choice is yours.
When you are fighting to get insurance approval for bariatric surgery it can almost seem like you are fighting for your life – and in many cases you are doing exactly that! Having an experienced Advocate working for you can often make the difference between having or not having the weight loss surgery you and your doctor agree is medically necessary. But not just any Advocate will do. You need someone who is uniquely qualified to help you meet the challenges placed before you by your insurance company, but who is also an Advocate who understands 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.
Originally founded by Walter Lindstrom in 1996 as “The Obesity Law & Advocacy Center” (www.obesitylaw.com), Lindstrom Healthcare Advocacy, Inc. (dba “Lindstrom Obesity Advocacy”) remains the oldest continuing advocacy company dedicated to helping patients and their healthcare providers gain access to all forms of medically necessary treatment for the diseases of obesity and morbid obesity. We are nationally recognized specialists dedicated to helping patients fight insurance denials without litigation, through use of the payer appeals process or through the “independent review” (IRO) process. These solutions are highly successful while being extremely cost-effective.
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APPEAL WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY DENIALS – Before Surgery
By insurance companies and self-insured plans of pre-surgery requests for weight loss surgery, reconstructive surgery needed as massive weight loss, as well as many other types of medical or surgical therapies and diagnostics
APPEAL WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY DENIALS – After Surgery
By insurance companies and self-insured plans of payment after your surgery was performed after you and your health care providers were told it would be covered
APPEAL DENIALS TO GET YOUR MONEY BACK
You can recover the money you spent on a cash-pay surgery if it was denied by your insurance plan even though it should have been covered
Originally established in 1996 as “The Obesity Law & Advocacy Center,” (www.obesitylaw.com) we are the oldest and most successful entity dedicated to serving patients and their healthcare providers, fighting for access to all forms of medically necessary treatment for the diseases of obesity and morbid obesity.
In addition to advocating for patients on a daily basis, we are expert consultants for health care providers, medical device manufacturers and other reimbursement professionals in the areas of insurance appeals, provider reimbursement and patient advocacy.