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Average Cost of Lap Band Surgery

In How Much?, Insurance and Costs, Lap Bands by OC Staff

Updated for 2017 ~ Results based on survey conducted January, 2015 Costs can vary based on your location. Do not let the price of Lap Band surgery affect your decision to choose a qualified surgeon. In fact, choosing a good surgeon is one of the most important choices you have prior to surgery. $8,700 to $29,000 is the pricing range …

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Tufts Health Plan – Requirements For Bariatric Surgery

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Tufts Covers Weight Loss Surgery Tufts covers weight loss surgery. To qualify for coverage of weight loss surgery, your policy must include coverage. Not all policies include coverage, so to find out if yours does, please talk directly to Tufts. Tufts’ Pre-Approval Requirements To qualify for coverage of weight loss surgery under the Tufts Health Plan, the following guidelines have …

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BCBS Federal Employee Program and Florida Blue – Weight Loss Surgery Requirements

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Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employees Program and Blue Cross Blue Shield Florida covers weight loss surgery. ObesityCoverage strongly feels that morbid obesity is a disease and every insurance company should cover these life saving procedures. So we are happy to report that BCBS Florida and BCBS Federal covers weight loss surgery. In fact, most of the Blue Cross Blue …

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Humana – HCA Employees – Criteria for Weight Loss Surgery

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To qualify for coverage of weight loss surgery, your policy must include coverage. Not all policies include coverage. To find out if you policy includes coverage, please talk directly to Humana. Humana for HCA employees covers weight loss surgery. In order for Humana to cover your surgery, you will still have to meet the qualifications and your policy must not …

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BCBS of Illinois – Requirements For Weight Loss Surgery

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BCBS Illinois covers weight loss surgery. However, to qualify for coverage of weight loss surgery, your policy must include coverage. As not all policies include coverage, please talk directly to BCBS Illinois to find out if you policy includes coverage. BCBS Illinois Pre-Approval Requirements The benefit plan of the patient should explicitly include weight loss surgery. The contract is the …

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Humana – Insurance Requirements for Weight Loss Surgery

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Humana does cover weight loss surgery unless specifically stated otherwise on your policy. In fact, Humana has a Bariatric Management Team. The Bariatric Management Team is available to help guide you through your weight loss surgery. The Team is also available for up to 6 months after surgery. Humana’s Pre-approval Requirements Humana requires the criteria below be met or exceeded …

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Letter of Medical Necessity

In Insurance and Costs, Pre-approval Process by OC Staff

The Letter of Medical Necessity is required by every insurance company prior to obesity surgery. The Letter of Medical Necessity says that you are morbidly obese, according to the NIH guidelines or the guidelines that your insurance company lays out. Because you are morbidly obese it is then a medical necessity to have this procedure. Being morbidly obese is life-threatening …

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Aetna – Requirements for Weight Loss Surgery

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Aetna covers most weight loss surgeries. However, you should note that most Aetna HMO and QPOS plans exclude coverage of surgical operations for the treatment of obesity unless approved by Aetna. Make sure you contact Aetna directly to find out if you policy includes weight loss surgery coverage. Aetna Pre-approval requirements To qualify for weight loss surgery and have it …

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Kaiser Permanente Covers Weight Loss Surgery

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To qualify for coverage of weight loss surgery, your policy must include coverage. Not all policies include coverage. To find out if you policy includes coverage, please talk direclty to Kaiser Permanente. Kaiser Permanente covers weight loss surgery. Gastric bypass, lap band, and gastric sleeve surgery are all covered by Kaiser Permanente assuming you meet the requirements listed below. Kaiser …