Three Great Reasons To Tell Patients About Lindstrom Obesity Advocacy
EXPERIENCE COUNTS: 19 years and nearly 7000 cases equals special experience that GETS YOUR PATIENTS APPROVED!
IMPROVE EFFICIENCY:Not doing time-consuming appeals frees up your staff to submit more authorization requests and obtain more approvals for other patients!
NO INCREASED OVERHEAD! We cost you NOTHING yet our successful appeals combined with your improved efficiency means you get to help more patients by doing more surgery!
Are your insurance specialists telling patients that experts are available to help when their surgery is denied by their insurance plan? Are you sure your patients know to call us RIGHT AWAY or are patients waiting until their appeals are finished because they think we are their “last resort”? Does your program reject patients who qualify for surgery medically but who cannot meet some arbitrary medical criteria set up by an insurance company? Maybe you thought those were battles which could not be fought or could not be won? They can be and we win them.
SIMPLY STATED: WE GET SURGERIES APPROVED. The only reason a patient denied by their insurance doesn’t contact us is when that patient DOES NOT KNOW ABOUT US OR THAT HELP IS AVAILABLE. When you and your team simply tell patients to call us it results in getting more patients approved, doing more surgeries and therefore helping more patients! Leave no patient behind!
If you request authorization for gastric bypass, sleeves, gastric bands, BPD/DS or revisions and your patient is denied we can get them approved. We are successful across the country. You owe it to your staff to not let them get overwhelmed by the complexities of doing appeals when a better option exists. You owe it to your patients to not let them get discouraged by a denial. Urge them to Call 1-877-99-APPEAL / 1-877-992-7732 – it’s their best option.
Thank you so much for your email. I honestly didn’t think that things would change with this appeal but it was worth trying. Thank you for all of your hard work and follow up. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate everything that you have done for me. It is amazing to know that there are people in your corner.All the best to you and your clients.
Hello Walter and Kelley,
I wanted to send a huge THANK YOU to you both, as well as to your team! Everything happened very quickly after my appeal hearing on June 26th, and I had my bypass surgery on July 10th !! And I went back to work on Monday July 15th, so its all been a whirlwind! I am feeling great, the weight is coming off, and I am starting to really feel like I am getting back to normal (well my new normal that is).
This would not have happened without your help, and I am forever grateful for all the work you all did to help me. I will certainly recommend you all to anyone going through the same struggle as I did. You all are just wonderful and made the process very easy. I just want you all to know how much I appreciate all your help!
Thank you. I’m so emotional right now! You guys are helping me change my life. When everyone told me that I would not be approved,you guys made me feel confident that there was a way. I am forever grateful.
After my initial denial by Cigna I hired Lindstrom Obesity Advocacy to handle my appeals and am happy to say that my denials were overturned on independent review. Kelley was wonderful, always available to me and always on top of the appeals at every turn. She kept me informed of any progress as soon as it developed. She really seems to care about her clients. I highly recommend using them. My first denial was in June and the denials were overturned in August on independent review. My surgeon’s office commented on how fast the process was compared to the experience of others in their office. . . . It was the best money I ever spent and I am over the moon that this worked out for me. My recommendation is don’t wait to contact them. I contacted them immediately after I got my first denial and they handled the rest. So that’s my two cents!
I had to go to external review but I’m now APPROVED for revision from Band to RNY!!!! I can’t say enough positive things about Kelley & Walter at Lindstrom Obesity Advocacy. If you find yourself stuck with denials from insurance companies, I highly recommend them!
I want to almost cry after seeing what you have done and going to the ends of the earth in defending my efforts and struggles. I want to thank you so much (the both of you) for all of your efforts. It has really meant the world to me.
Oh my God!
Thank You so much! It has been wonderful working with you.
Thank you so much Kelley (and Walter!). I so appreciate all you have done for me!!!
I’m so excited to finally be able to move on!
Thank you very much for your quick reply and the helpful tips on what should be done. I will proceed as you recommended and contact you again should I need additional assistance. I appreciate knowing that there is someone out there that is willing to fight to help me have a better life. You need to know how much just just the words in your email mean to me. Thanks again and have a wonderful new year!wing that there is someone out there that is willing to fight to help me have a better life. You need to know how much just just the words in your email mean to me. Thanks again and have a wonderful new year!
Didn't Have To Retain Us!
Thank You, so much. I cannot express my gratitude for what you and
Walter do. It is absolutely overwhelming to have someone that has your
back and knows exactly what avenues to take to seek approval. I know
that it is not always successful but, I am so grateful for the outcome.
I spoke with my doctors office yesterday and my surgery is scheduled for
December 12. Merry Christmas to me!