Lap Band Surgery Insurance Woes

A gastric Band in France use an Allergan inflatable Lap band which is placed around the top portion of the patient’s stomach, creating a small pouch that limits or reduces the amount of food which you are able to eat at any one time. NOTE UK SITE VISITORS…..THIS STORY IS USA ONLY STORY AND WOULD NOT APPLY TO UK OR EU RESIDENTS Lap Band Surgery Insurance Woes in the USA Dear Mr.Fixer. My wife got lap band surgery on in November 2011. Everything was pre-approved though my insurance at the time. Everyone got paid except the anesthesiologist. I got my explanation of benefits from the insurance company. They said the anesthesiologist submitted incomplete records to them, which resulted in the claim being denied. The bill is now in collections and continues to grow to the tune of over $3,000. To make matters worse, since this happened, my employer has switched insurance providers and the old call center numbers are disconnected. I’ve contacted a lawyer, but he wants more than $1,000. Please help me. Our family is trying to buy our first home and this is standing dead in the road of our family dream. Read more…

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