[Your Name, MD]
[Name of Practice or Hospital]
City, State, ZIP]
[Medical Director or Claims Reviewer's Name]
[City, State, ZIP]
Re: Medical Necessity of Orthopedic Knee Surgery for
[Patient's Full Name]
Date of Birth: [Patient's Date of Birth]
Policy Number: [Patient's Policy Number]
Group Number: [Patient's Group Number]
Diagnosis: [ICD-10 Code(s) for Diagnosis]
Dear [Medical Director or Claims Reviewer's Name],
I am writing to request pre-authorization and to provide a statement of medical necessity for a proposed orthopedic knee surgery for my patient, [Patient's Full Name], who is suffering from [specific knee condition, e.g., severe osteoarthritis, torn meniscus, etc.]. The purpose of this letter is to provide detailed information about the patient's medical history, the proposed surgical intervention, and the expected benefits of the procedure.
Medical History: [Patient's Full Name] has been under my care since [date]. Over the past [time period], they have experienced persistent pain, swelling, and reduced mobility in their affected knee, despite conservative treatment options. The patient has tried the following non-surgical interventions:
Proposed Surgical Intervention: After thorough examination, including [relevant diagnostic tests, e.g., X-rays, MRI, etc.], it has been determined that [Patient's Full Name] would benefit from [specific surgical procedure, e.g., total knee arthroplasty, arthroscopic meniscectomy, etc.]. This procedure will involve [briefly describe the surgical intervention, emphasizing the necessity of the procedure to improve the patient's condition].
Expected Benefits of the Procedure: The proposed surgery is medically necessary to alleviate the patient's pain and improve their functional capacity. The benefits of the procedure include:
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require additional information or clarification. Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter, and I kindly request that you approve this medically necessary procedure for
[Patient's Full Name].
[Your Name, MD]
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Ms. Pinky Maniri-Pescasio is the Founder of GoHealthcare Consulting. She is a National Speaker on Practice Reimbursement and a Physician Advocate. She has served the Medical Practice Industry for more than 25 years as a Professional Medical Practice Consultant.