About Us: The Coverlipedema Story

Our healthcare system is broken, and decisions are often made based on costs rather than quality and outcomes. To overcome this, Health Visions believes that every patient should be empowered. Our mission is to teach patients lifelong skills and knowledge that they can use to get care for themselves and their loved ones. Physicians are natural advocates for patients as well, but they also are frustrated by the insurance system. We created Coverlipedema.com to give patients and physicians a platform to work together efficiently and effectively to address insurance coverage issues.

We are not a law firm. We are patient advocates who have created a web-based service that has enabled lipedema surgery coverage of over $2.5 million for over one hundred women. We have legal, medical, patient advocacy, and media and marketing experience, and we work with the best lipedema surgeons in the country. Our success comes from a collection of effective strategies and exclusive documents based on our experience and the latest medical research that enable our members to make compelling arguments for prior authorization, denial appeals, network exceptions, and fair payment.

We are driven by our personal experience with lipedema and the belief that lipedema is a disease for which treatment should be covered by insurance. We created Coverlipedema.com to make this process accessible and affordable by leveraging the web to widely offer the means to obtain coverage starting at $775.  Before Coverlipedema.com, our fees for personal services ranged from $3,000 to $6,000 per case, and we could only handle a limited number of clients. We can now get more women covered in less time for a lower cost. We also offer discounts for women covered by Medicaid or who can demonstrate financial need.

We are independent. We do not represent any insurance plans. We do not represent any physicians. We will not try to sell you an insurance plan or refer you to surgeons. However, we will tell you about our experiences with both regarding insurance coverage for lipedema.

In our years of working on lipedema coverage on a national level, we have developed relationships with decision-makers at insurance companies, independent review companies, and state and federal agencies. We often leverage these relationships to ensure that our Members get the attention that they deserve. We have a unique collection of coverage determinations, paid claims, and single-case agreements between surgeons and insurance plans that can make the difference in getting covered or winning an appeal.

We are passionate about our mission. Our advocacy is enthusiastic and fueled by the moral imperative that lipedema surgery is a right, not just a privilege for those who can afford it. Our methods are sometimes unorthodox, and we have been accused of not always being very nice. But our results speak for themselves. We are willing to put ourselves on the line for women who should have their lipedema surgery covered by insurance but who have been denied their right to medically necessary treatment for questionable and, frankly, unethical reasons for years. We have no patience for insurance companies, surgeons, or others who are taking advantage of the lipedema community. 

Health Visions, though Coverlipedema.com, is proud to be a part of helping women regain their function, reduce their pain, and live fulfilling lives.

This page was updated on 8 March 2021