Our Bariatric Insurance Advocate
Our Signature Care program for bariatric team includes a bariatric insurance advocate that assists patients in determining if they will be qualified for surgery and what criteria they must meet in order for bariatric surgeries to be considered. Working with each patient and the respective insurance company requires continual follow-up. The bariatric insurance advocate reviews each patient’s insurance plan with every visit to the clinic in order to ensure that the coverage has remained the same. Prior to surgery, the bariatric program coordinator requests a predetermination and prior authorization in order to confirm that the insurance will pay for the bariatric procedure. This alleviates any problems with insurance reimbursement after surgery for both the patient and the hospital.
Individuals interested in bariatric surgery should contact their insurance and verify if bariatric surgery is covered by their plan. It is a good practice for each patient to know what is required by your insurance company. This allows each person to determine the out of pocket expense that may be incurred as they move through the bariatric surgery process.
For additional information contact our bariatric insurance advocate at (740) 434-0624.