Insurance and Payment Options
Morbid Obesity Is a Disease With Life-Threatening Implications
Insurance for Bariatric Surgery
Although every patient’s situation varies, there are a variety of insurance companies that make weight loss surgery coverage available. In fact, some states require that insurance companies provide benefits to patients who meet certain criteria suggested by the National Institute of Health.
If you are considering bariatric surgery and would like to apply for insurance coverage for procedures such as Roux-en-Y gastric bypass or gastric sleeve surgery, be sure to read your certificate of coverage thoroughly to find out exactly what is covered and what is required for submission for approval. This will be necessary in presenting your application to your insurance company. Save all receipts and records from medical treatments as well as any documentation from fitness and diet centers and weight loss programs because they can be used in the preauthorization process with the insurance companies. Even if these visits occurred several years ago.