Finding Insurance Coverage for Transgender Affirming Care: A Primer for Care Providers

It’s an honor to be invited to speak at the 2nd Annual Trans Health Inclusion Conference sponsored by Children’s Mercy Hospital, Truman Medical Center, KC Care Clinic, MATEC, UMKC, & the UMKC LGBTQIA Health Alliance, which will take place June 15th, 2017 at UMKC’s Student Union. I look forward to having the opportunity to be in front of healthcare providers giving them the tools they need to help find and advocate for critical health care coverage for their transgender patients. More information about the conference and my session can be found below!

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Session Title

Finding Insurance Coverage for Transgender Affirming Care: A Primer for Care Providers

Session Objectives

Finding insurance coverage for transgender patients presents itself with a myriad of institutional policy barriers and societal challenges that have denied this population access to coverage. Historically, insurance carriers have been reluctant to offer coverage treatments for transgender patients and have outright excluded them from care. Over recent years, pro-Transgender health care policies have shifted the insurance landscape to respond to the growing need around providing equ2nd Annual Trans Health Inclusion Conference Save-the-Dateitable basic care to this population.

During this session, participants will explore how insurance policies and barriers to care negatively impacted transgender folks from finding and getting health insurance. Through an analysis of the current insurance landscape, participants will be given a roadmap on what to look for in choosing coverage, while identifying any red flags that may deny coverage. Participants can expect to walk away from this session with concrete tools to advocate for their transgender patients in the case of discrimination and denials of care, along with recommendations for inclusive care in their own organization.

If you are a transgender or gender-non conforming individual interested in knowing more about finding insurance coverage for affirming care; or are in need of help processing a denial claim under your current insurance plan; or found exclusions in your current plan and need help filing an appeal; or want to file a discrimination incident with the Department of Insurance and HHS Office of Civil Rights, please e-mail me at andrew.shaughnessy@uclmail.net for FREE assistance.

For more information on this, and other professional presentation’s I have done — please click here.

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