Weight Loss Surgery Questions: are there tricks to get weight loss surgery covered by insurance?

Question by Nicki: are there tricks to get weight loss surgery covered by insurance?

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Answer by Eggface
Generally insurance (if it is covered on your policy, some exclude entirely and some only cover if “deemed medically necessary”) require a BMI (body mass index) of 40 or above without any co-morbidities and a 35 BMI with co-morbidities. Common co-morbidities are diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, GERD, there are lots more. Many conditions are resolved soon after or immediately following surgery. Bariatric surgeons have informative seminars usually a few times a month where they answer questions, discuss the various types of weight loss surgery (gastric bypass, lapband, VSG, DS, etc) and the pros and cons of each procedure. You will want to ask about attending one of those.

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  1. Antonia Roberts says:

    Call and ask you primary care physician to get you start on their list of requirements. Every company has a different list of requirements.

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