Knowledge and Skills Building Workshops
Overturning an insurance denial of a gender affirming surgery can have far-reaching effects, creating access not only for that one client, but also setting precedent for many others to be able to access that particular surgery. This workshop is designed for anyone assisting with the insurance authorization process, including professionals in surgical, primary care, and behavioral health fields. Attendees will be introduced to an overview of the insurance authorization and appeals process, recommended language, and suggested medical and legal citations to be used to create a strong case for medical necessity and overturn unlawful denials for their clients. The workshop will then split into "think tanks" on common cases, generating resources that can be shared with the workshop and larger summit.