Currently the evaluation of the thyroid nodules is covered by insurance companies.
However, radiofrequency ablation of thyroid nodules is new and is not considered a recognized benefit. As the exciting success of thyroid RFA is recognized, the insurance companies are paying and reimbursing more frequently.
This therapy will save the patient and the entire healthcare system a considerable amount of money. As the healthcare community and patients continue to advocate for this non-surgical solution of benign thyroid nodules, the availability to utilize insurance healthcare benefits will increase.
The American Association of Endocrine Surgeons and Society of Interventional Radiology are both working towards getting this valuable treatment more readily accepted by more insurance companies
You can demand an appeal to an insurance coverage denial. TNTC has gathered the following suggestions and background material to assist you. These resources are also available on our Insurance Page.
Suggestions to appeal insurance denial
How to Appeal Denied Claims from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners
Insurance Authorization Letter for Radiofrequency Ablation of the Thyroid Gland from the Thyroid Nodule Treatment Center.
Ultrasound Guided Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) of the Thyroid Gland
Understanding Insurance Coverage
Arizona Guidelines for Health Claim Appeal