Navigation Links
BLIS™ Announces Alliance with Surgical Review Corporation to Offer Surgical Complication Insurance Coverage for Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence Designees

BLIS™ reaches agreement with the leading organization that designates Bariatric Surgery Centers of Excellence to offer designees exclusive access to a unique, valuable insurance product, covering surgeons performing elective surgery.

Portland, OR (PRWEB) February 18, 2009 -- BLIS™, the leader in specialized complication insurance coverage for elective surgery, today announced a strategic alliance with Surgical Review Corporation (SRC), which designates the Bariatric Surgery Centers of Excellence (BSCOE) on behalf of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). Under the agreement, BLIS will offer fully approved ASMBS BSCOE designees exclusive access to BLISCare surgical complication insurance. The anticipated launch date is March 16, 2009.

"We are proud to offer BLISCare protection to a select group of highly qualified bariatric surgeons. It is a win-win for the surgeon, the hospital and most importantly, the patient," said Regi Schindler, President & CEO of BLIS, Inc.

BLISCare is the first and only insurance product that allows surgeons to protect their patients from the cost of medical treatment should surgical complication occur. In the event of complication, within certain time frames of the original procedure, the patient will not be responsible for the cost of follow-up care authorized by the BLIS Surgeon. With BLISCare in place, BLIS Surgeons can assure their patients that financial certainty is included in their surgical fee.

"This type of embedded, comprehensive financial protection represents an entirely new approach in the medical industry," noted Schindler. "We all value quality, and no other organization has done more to advance the quality of bariatric surgery than SRC and the ASMBS BSCOE designees.

"SRC is excited that other organizations recognize the resources and effort required to meet the rigorous requirements of the ASMBS BSCOE program," said Jackie Lueck Sneve, Vice President, Strategic Alliances. "Through this alliance, BSCOE surgeons are eligible for BLISCare pricing and coverage options not available to other bariatric surgeons, and BLIS benefits from the demonstrated excellence of the BSCOE surgeons."

"As demonstrated through our unique dataset, BLIS surgeons have consistently better outcomes than their contemporaries. However, even the best bariatric surgeons occasionally experience known and sometimes very expensive surgical complications, which can be financially devastating for the patient," said Schindler.

About BLIS, Inc.:
BLIS provides complication insurance coverage, patient financing and professional consulting services through a network of related business entities and industry partners. BLIS is a privately held company headquartered in Lake Oswego, Oregon with an insurance services office in Bloomington, MN. Learn more at: or contact Ron Hill, BLIS Executive Vice President at (503) 342-2444 or BSCOEprogram (at)

About the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC):
Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) ( is an independent, non-profit corporation dedicated to assessing and improving the efficacy, efficiency and safety of surgical and related health care. SRC administers the Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence® (BSCOE®) program on behalf of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and launched a SRC international bariatric surgery COE program in 2007. The ASMBS BSCOE program is endorsed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and numerous other health insurers around the country. There are currently more than 600 BSCOE surgeons and over 300 BSCOE hospitals in the U.S.

For additional information, contact Pam Greer-Ullrich, APR, Director, Communications at (919) 792-3772 or pam.greer-ullrich (at)

© 2009 BLIS, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


Read the full story at

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Genomma Lab Internacional Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Results
2. Webcast Alert: Genomma Lab Announces Fourth Quarter 2008 Earnings Webcast
3. Tianyin Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. Announces Record Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results
4. WellPoint Announces Webcast of its Conference with Investment Community
5. The Quantum Group Announces Standing-Room-Only PWeR(TM) Demonstrations at Pri-Med South Expo
6. Sentillion Announces 2008 as the Best Year in the Companys History
7. Natural Alternatives International, Inc. Announces Fiscal 2009 Q2 Results
8. Healthcare Businesswomens Association Announces 2009 Woman of the Year, Dr. Deborah Dunsire, President and CEO of Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company
9. WuXi PharmaTech Announces CFO Benson Tsang to Leave Company; COO Edward Hu Named Acting CFO
10. NUCRYST Announces Fourth Quarter and Year End 2008 Financial Results
11. Bradmer provides clinical trial update and announces evaluation of strategic alternatives
Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... closing of Bruton Memorial Library on June 21 due to a possible lice infestation, as ... of head lice: the parasite’s ability to live away from a human host, and to ... one in the event that lice have simply gotten out of control. , As lice ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, Dr. Omkar Marathe earned his Bachelors in ... School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained in Internal Medicine at Scripps Green Hospital ... at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where he had the opportunity to train in ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Conventional wisdom preaches the ... In terms of the latter, setting the bar too high can result in disappointment, ... just slow progress toward their goal. , Research from reveals ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... June 19, ... the dangers associated with chronic pain and the benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity ... who are suffering with Sickle Cell Disease. , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Fla. (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Global ... Trend magazine’s 2016 Legal Elite. The attorneys chosen by their peers for this recognition ... Florida. , Seven Greenberg Traurig Shareholders received special honors as members of this year’s ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)...  Arkis BioSciences, a leading innovator in the ... cerebrospinal fluid treatments, today announced it has secured ... led by Innova Memphis, followed by Angel Capital ... Arkis, new financing will accelerate the commercialization of ... of its in-licensed Endexo® technology. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 ... "Pharmaceutical Excipients Market by Type (Organic Chemical (Sugar, ... Formulation (Oral, Topical, Coating, Parenteral) - Global Forecast to ... The global pharmaceutical excipients market ... at a CAGR of 6.1% in the forecast period ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Capricor Therapeutics, ... a biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development ... patient enrollment in its ongoing randomized HOPE-Duchenne clinical ... 50% of its 24-patient target. Capricor expects the ... quarter of 2016, and to report top line ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: