Appealing and Litigating Health Care and Long-Term Disability Insurance Denials

Author / Instructor: David L. Trueman, Esq.
Profession: Attorneys
Jurisdiction: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Virgin Islands (U.S.), Washington
CEU Hours: 2.1
Course Method: Online
Amount: $100
Active: Yes

This course earns different CEU hours depending on your state:

  • AK (1.75)
  • AZ (1.75)
  • CA (1.75)
  • CO (2)
  • CT (1.75)
  • GA (1.8)
  • HI (1.75)
  • IL (1.75)
  • MO (2)
  • MS (1.75)
  • NJ (2.1)
  • NM (1.75)
  • NY (2)
  • PA (1.5)
  • VI (1.75)
  • WA (1.75)


Regardless of how comprehensive your medical insurance may be, no plan covers everything and even some seemingly innocuous claims may be rejected, particularly those that involve long-term care. That is why it’s critical to understand the appeal and litigation process for health care and long-term disability claims. In this CLE course, David Trueman reviews the various types of insurance and the primary components of general policies before delving into the processes and procedures for appealing and litigating medical insurance denials. The course highlights the most important elements of the appeal and litigation process including determining the basis for appeal, eliciting support from medical authorities, document preparation and the variability of strategies in the basis of specific medical insurance plans.

Lecturer Bio

David L. Trueman, Esq.

David Trueman is an attorney as well as a psychologist and a graduate of Columbia University School of Law. He represents individuals and health care professionals in a variety of areas including practice issues, health care coverage and reimbursement, insurance matters, long-term disability, and medical malpractice. He has made law in the Second Circuit and New York State enhancing patients’ rights’ in relation to insurance companies and managed care entities. Dr. Trueman often writes and lectures on health law, insurance, and managed care issues, and conducts Continuing Legal Education seminars for practicing attorneys. He currently is an adjunct faculty member at Columbia University School of Law where he teaches “Health Law” and “Access to Health Care.”