Category Archive: insurance coverage

Feb 06

Weight Loss Surgery and Insurance

Some surgical procedures are unquestionably necessary and automatically covered by any good insurance policy. Others, like some cosmetic surgery, are entirely optional and not commonly covered by any insurance. Weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery) sometimes falls into a middle ground. It may help to have participated actively in an exercise program in a supervised bariatric …

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Nov 23

Insurance Coverage

Lack of insurance coverage sometimes discourages patients from even investigating medical treatment, especially for procedures like bariatric surgery. In many cases, patients are surprised to find that their carrier will cover some or all of the cost. The only way to find out with certainty is to work it through the insurance office in your …

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Apr 27

Improve your chances for insurance coverage

Getting your medical insurance to cover weight loss surgery is not a “slam dunk,” no matter which coverage you have. Each insurance organization has its own procedures and requirements, but there are some things you can do to make approval more likely. To find out more, read, “Improving Your Coverage Odds.”

Apr 25

See if we accept your insurance

Our office works with many, many health insurance organizations. We accept Medicare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Adventist Health Systems, United Healthcare, Secure Horizons and others. Click Insurance to see a complete list. If you need more information, you can contact us by using this link- Contact Dr Birkedal or phone us at (386) 231-3530.

Mar 30

Check out our video on insurance and bariatric surgery

Still have questions about weight loss surgery and insurance? A video may be worth a thousand (or more) words! Check out Bariatric Surgery is it covered by Insurance?

Mar 28

Does my insurance cover weight loss surgery?

Are you wondering about insurance coverage? There is no doubt that insurance reimbursement is one of the important factors in choosing any physician, surgeon or a weight loss surgery procedure like gastric bypass or a gastric sleeve. Read about some ways you can increase the chance of your insurance carrier approving bariatric surgery here – …

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