Cost is a huge factor when determining if bariatric weight loss surgery is right for you. The good news is that the health benefits of weight loss surgery have been so clearly proven that most health insurance policies now cover bariatric surgery. However, requirements and criteria for bariatric surgery can vary based on your individual insurance plan and provider, so you'll need to do some research before scheduling your procedure.
The best way to determine if you have coverage for weight loss surgery is to speak with one of the insurance specialists at Marina Weight Loss in Marina Del Rey at 800.491.1977. Once you provide some basic health and insurance information, our team can help you to determine how much of your surgery will be covered. Our office staff also has experience dealing with insurance denials should you need assistance with an appeal. You can also submit your information online and someone from Marina Weight Loss will contact you within 24 hours.
Choosing the right hospital and the right surgeon for your weight loss surgery will affect not only the quality of your results, but also the procedure's costs. While the patient is often responsible for some portion of the total cost of most healthcare services, these out-of-pocket costs are generally lower if the surgeon and hospital are contracted with that patient's insurance company. When shopping around, be sure to ask if the facility or surgeon is part of your provider network. The dedicated team at Marina Weight Loss in Marina Del Rey can also help you calculate your out-of-pocket expenses (if any) so you can make an informed decision.
For patients who do not have insurance coverage for bariatric surgery or who do not meet their provider's criteria, other low-cost financing options may be available. There are companies that specialize in funding weight loss surgery, offering a number of benefits for qualifying patients:
These financing programs can also be used to finance your out-of-pocket expenses or other costs involved in surgery, even if the procedure is covered by their insurance. To find out more about financing options, contact one of the Los Angeles team members at Marina Weight Loss at 800.491.1977.
Learning about insurance coverage and financing can be tricky, but you shouldn't let it stop you! You might need some help in order to successfully navigate the insurance process and to make sure that your surgery is approved as quickly as possible. The knowledgeable and experienced insurance specialists at Marina Weight Loss in Marina Del Rey can assist you every step of the way, answering any questions you have and making sure you fulfill the requirements of your specific insurance plan. To speak with one of our trained specialists at our Los Angeles office, call Marina Weight Loss at 800.491.1977 or visit Marina Del Rey Hospital.