Kirksville, MO asked in Health Care Law for Missouri

Q: Can a hospital in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma refuse to do a life saving surgery, do to no insurance

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Missouri or Oklahoma attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. The short answer nationwide is usually "yes," they can. Even with insurance, people can be declined pre-authorization for surgical procedures by their carriers. I'm sorry for your difficult situation. This is a very short and general answer. Continue to research this on your own. Hospital social workers, public health agencies, or Missouri attorneys who work with health care claims should be able to offer you more meaningful guidance after learning more about your situation, the procedure involved, its medical necessity, and other information. I hope you are able to find resources to help you with this. Good luck

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