Insurance Options for Weight Loss Surgery
At some point, after you have spent a considerable amount of time exploring the option of weight loss surgery, you will need to determine how to pay for the procedure. A growing number of states have passed legislation that requires insurance companies to provide benefits for weight loss surgery for patients that meet the National Institutes of Health surgical criteria. And while insurance coverage for weight loss surgery is widespread, it often requires a lengthy and complicated approval process. The best chance for obtaining approval for insurance coverage comes from working together with your surgeon and other experts.
Here at the National Bariatric Center we work as a partner with our patients to help them through the approval process. We believe it is our job to act as an advocate for the patient with the insurance company when needed and we do everything we can to make the process as simple as possible.