Declined by Insurance for LVA

  • My sister and I both are candidates for LVA surgery with Dr. Chen in Iowa
    City, IA. My sister Wendy Boylan is at stage 4 and stage 5 in her legs
    according to the lymphograph. (sp) The insurance company has just denied
    her stating it is not medically necessary and experimental. Obviously
    she is devastated. Dr. Chen has done a peer to peer review with the
    medical director and he will NOT budge on his stance. Has anyone else
    had any luck when the insurance company denies it? If you would like to
    contact me directly, that would be great or if you post here that is
    fine as well. Thank you for any information or advice you can give us. -