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Fortunately, many insurance plans do provide for bariatric surgery, and nearly 90% of the patients at Marina Weight Loss do have coverage. The medical community recognizes obesity as a medical condition that, if treated, improves or reduces the risk of many diseases, including diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, joint pain and sleep apnea.
You’ve decided to take a big step, choosing weight loss surgery as an effective means of treating your obesity. You’re determined to start on the path to weight loss. You’ve decided that of all the weight management programs out there, Marina Weight Loss offers you the best probability to lose weight fast and effectively. You’ve researched surgical weight control methods and providers, and you’ve scheduled a consultation with the doctor.
Two major question will quickly arise: How will I pay for my surgery? Does Medicare pay for weight loss surgery?
Insurance Approval Process for Weight Loss Surgery Patients
These steps vary based on your insurance plan and medical history but generally include a cardiac clearance, psychological evaluation, and dietary consultation. Regardless of what is required by your insurance, we will work with you every step of the way until you are ready for your surgery.
Financial Assistance for Weight Loss Surgery Candidates in Los Angeles
If you do not have insurance, or if for another reason you need to seek alternative financing, Marina Weight Loss can help. There are a few ways that people commonly finance bariatric surgery on their own: these include paying with a credit card, paying with cash, and seeking to finance through an agency that specializes in financing for medical procedures like this.
Weight Loss Surgery Insurance Coverage and Reimbursement Amounts
Reimbursement varies with each individual insurance policy. The terms of your policy will determine what is covered and how much, if any, you will have to pay out of your own pocket. Consult our insurance specialist or your insurance company for more information.
Insurance - MBSAQIP Accredited Center
Your insurance plan likely helps to pay for approved treatment from a recognized bariatric surgery center. Indeed, in some states, it is legally necessary. Obtaining insurance authorization can be long and complicated, but Marina Weight Loss will help you throughout the process to ensure that everything goes smoothly.
Some insurance companies have their own designation to help consumers make informed decisions and find quality, specialty care. These designations recognize centers that have demonstrated expertise in bariatric surgery. Facilities must meet rigorous clinical criteria, demonstrate successful outcomes and show their commitment to quality care.
Contracted & Accepted Insurance Providers at our Los Angeles Weight Loss Clinic
Marina Weight Loss is a contracted provider with the following major insurance companies:
We are also contracted with a number of smaller PPO, HMO and IPA plans. To find out if your health insurance covers the surgery, please contact Marina Weight Loss in Marina del Rey at 310.577.5540 or schedule an office visit. The insurance coordinator at our center for weight management will be happy to assist you.