February 8, 2011

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The 1000 Page Appeal Letter:  Covering the Clinical Bases In Experimental/Investigational Appeals

When Attorney Jennifer Jaff appeals denied insurance claims, she uses boxes, not envelopes, for sending her appeals.

Her average appeal often consumes more than 50 record-gathering, research and development hours.  When ready for the box, some appeals can cover more than 1,000 pages.

"If I send in a 1,000 page appeal and I get a denial within ten days, I know they didn't read it. That can be very frustrating. What you need to do then is file the second level of appeal and then, if you have what's called an external appeal opportunity, that's where you're really going to get your best chance of winning," Jaff said.

Jaff's commitment to winning appeals is personal.  Jaff's successful, demanding career as a trial lawyer was interrupted in 2002 by a debilitating episode of Crohn's disease. . . .

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  • Request for Clinical Criteria - Gastroenterology (New)
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  • Request for Gastroenterology Peer Review (New)
  • Request for Coding Criteria - Gastroenterology (New)

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