Apr 03

Are you insured for weight loss surgery?

insuranceDid you know that since 2006, in many cases Medicare has offered coverage for weight loss surgery? This makes good sense when you consider that obesity-related disease is consuming more and more of the Medicare budget. Diseases like type-2 diabetes, heart failure and vascular disease are often harder on seniors than on younger patients.

The Centers for Disease Control (the CDC) reports that one-third of senior adults are now obese, and those between ages 65 and 74 suffered the highest obesity rates. Like all insurance plans, Medicare imposes some requirements before it will approve bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery). You can read about those standards in our article, “Medicare and Weight Loss Surgery.”

If you have any question about Medicare insurance coverage, bariatric surgery or any other area included in general surgery, please contact our office. You may Contact Dr Birkedal or phone us at (386) 210-9794. Our offices, located in Daytona, New Smyrna and Palm Coast are all part of the AdventHealth Medical Group.

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