Today, many insurance companies cover the majority of the cost of the surgery.
However, policies differ from plan to plan, so it's best to check with your insurance company to verify coverage. Our bariatric coordinator can assist you in working with your insurer and determining what your policy covers. Keep in mind that, in some cases, the process can take up to several months.
The best way to streamline the process of verifying coverage is by bringing the following information with you to your initial bariatric consultation:
- Insurance verification form and copy of insurance card with benefit page from insurance plan
- Letter of bariatric surgery recommendation from your physician
- Medical record documenting any medically supervised weight loss history and co-morbid conditions