- WHO ARE WE?
- WHY INSURERS DENY
- GET STARTED!
- THE APPEAL PROCESS
- WALTER’S BLOGA blog authored by Walter Lindstrom, President of Lindstrom Obesity Advocacy, focusing primarily on bariatric surgery and obesity treatment insurance issues.
I cannot believe what I’m reading! The headline reads 4-year-old boy youngest ever to undergo bariatric surgery I am disgusted! This is WRONG on so many levels and yet I haven’t heard a single voice from obesity/patient advocates or the bariatric surgery community condemning that …
Bias, discrimination and outright hatred because of the way a person looks or because of the number which shows when they step on a scale are part of what we have been fighting against since I founded our practice 17+ years ago. Someday, I hope in my children’s lifetime, those sordid memories will be historical footnotes.
We are often asked what the difference is and why it’s important for people seeking insurance approval for bariatric surgery. Most bariatric surgery patients (like most people in the U.S.) get their health insurance coverage as part of the benefits offered to them by their …
There can be a BIG DIFFERENCE between an “external” review and an “independent review.” WHY IS THAT DIFFERENCE SO IMPORTANT? Many times a bariatric surgery appeal is sent by your insurance plan to an “external peer reviewer” who often comes back with another denial. …