Category: Financing/Insurance

How to Get Around Bariatric Exclusion

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(Updated Sept. 13, 2022)   Obesity is easily one of the greatest threats to the health of America. Costs associated with obesity in this country are nearing an estimated $200 billion every year, including direct costs such as surgeries and medications, and treatments of certain diseases. Indirect costs (including loss of work from short-term absences…

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Does Medicare Cover Bariatric Surgery in 2021?

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Bariatric surgery is a powerful and effective tool in helping people lose weight. Most individuals who undergo bariatric surgery safely lose a significant amount of excess weight within a year. Medicare-approved bariatric surgery is available today due to its high success rate and low-risk potential, even for older patients. If you qualify for Medicare in…

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All About Bariatric Surgery Insurance Coverage

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If you’re interested in a medical weight loss procedure such as gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, or LAP-BAND surgery, you may qualify for bariatric surgery insurance coverage under your existing health insurance plan. Insurance providers—such as Blue Cross, Blue Shield, and United Healthcare—provide partial, or full coverage for medically-required weight loss procedures for patients who meet…

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Tips On How To Get Insurance To Pay For Bariatric Surgery

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Weight loss surgery is a vital treatment option for patients suffering from morbid obesity or co-morbidities related to excess weight. A choice for nearly 200,000 people every year, this effective procedure can be life-changing for patients in need.   Despite the advantages to overall health and well-being, however, there is one large concern that can…

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