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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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?”Read More
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.