What to Do When You are Denied for Bariatric Surgery Coverage

Posted by Jason Radecke on Mon, Apr 30, 2018

When your insurance company denies your request for bariatric surgery it can incredibly frustrating and demoralizing. We are here to tell you not to lose hope. Do not give up the fight to improve your health. We can help you.

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Access to Care: Which Weight Loss Surgeries are Covered

Posted by Jason Radecke on Mon, Apr 16, 2018

With insurance companies selectively choosing which people and surgeries they cover, it can be hard to tell if you qualify. Access to care for bariatric surgery is more restricted than people think with 25% of patients considering bariatric surgery getting denied insurance coverage three times before getting approval. Health conditions can worsen for those who are waiting; and continuously reapplying for coverage can delay rehabilitation for a patient even further.  

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Access to Care: Is Obesity Surgery a Standard Health Insurance Benefit?

Posted by Jason Radecke on Mon, Apr 02, 2018

People looking to have weight loss surgery often ask if obesity surgery is a standard health insurance benefit. The answer actually depends on a few things. It can depend on specific things such as which insurance company you have, which policy you have, what surgery you are looking to have done, and so on. Before considering the surgery, look at your options. Some insurance companies are still struggling to see the benefits in weight loss surgery, and a lot of insurance companies only cover certain procedures. It is important to contact your provider to find out if your policy covers the surgery you are looking to have.

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Bariatric Surgery Insurance: 8 Steps to Getting Approval

Posted by Jason Radecke on Mon, Nov 27, 2017

Bariatric surgery insurance approval does not come easy. There are many requirements to meet depending on your health insurance plan to prove that it is medically necessary. While most major insurance companies have some version of weight loss surgery coverage, it is important to check and see what your specific policy covers. It may only cover the procedure, but not the hospital stay or anesthesia. Start by contacting your insurance carrier and see what your policy entails exactly; you can usually find the number on the back of your insurance card. Your local bariatric specialist’s office staff can also check to see if you have coverage.

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Top 5 Things to Know About Weight Loss Surgery Insurance Coverage

Posted by Jason Radecke on Fri, Jul 14, 2017

When it comes to weight loss surgery insurance coverage, it’s all in the details. It is critical to know what your particular insurance policy covers. Most major insurance companies have some version of weight loss surgery coverage, but this does not mean that you’re good to go and ready to set a date. There are many fickle and tedious requirements to be met first.

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What Insurance Covers Weight Loss Surgery?

Posted by Patrick Domkowski on Wed, Jul 05, 2017

If you are considering bariatric surgery, you probably know that it is difficult decision to consider. Additionally, weight loss surgery is not necessarily the cheapest procedure to undergo, and you may ask yourself, “how will I be able to cover this” and “what insurance covers weight loss surgery?”

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How to Know if Insurance Will Cover Weight Loss Surgery

Posted by Jason Radecke on Tue, Nov 13, 2012

Even if you and your doctor have determined that bariatric surgery is right for you, financial concerns may halt some candidates for bariatric surgery from continuing on their weight loss journey. While bariatric surgery can create huge health improvements for some patients, it can also be costly. Getting insurance coverage for bariatric surgery could be the deciding factor on whether or not they’ll have bariatric surgery.

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