Tag Archive: insurance

Apr 03

Are you insured for weight loss surgery?

Did 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 …

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Mar 25

Is It Covered by My Insurance Policy?

That is one of the most common “medical” questions that surgeons get, and it is a vitally important question to many patients. Some surgical procedures are absolutely necessary (“medically necessary” as the insurance people say). No one will argue that removal of a ruptured appendix is optional. It is not, but insurance carriers may consider …

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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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Sep 12

Insurance coverage is a major concern to many patients

Our office works with many different insurance companies to bring affordable medical care to this community. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana Healthcare, Medicare and United Healthcare are just a few of the well-known policies we accept. You can see a complete list by clicking Insurance Coverage. For further information, you can contact us by using Contact …

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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.

Jun 19

Will my insurance cover my weight-loss surgery?

Might insurance pay for weight-loss surgery? It depends on your current medical condition, your past history, the presence of coexisting conditions such as diabetes and your insurance carrier. You can discuss this with Dr. Birkedal’s staff and find out what insurance plans are accepted. Just click on INSURANCE PLANS.

Mar 15

Will insurance cover my weight-loss surgery?

Are you worried that your insurance might not cover the cost of weight loss surgery? Getting the ‘OK’ from your insurance carrier may be complicated, but our office insurance staff can help. Find out about the requirements and the process by clicking HERE.

Feb 06

Is your insurance accepted?

Insurance coverage plays a part in many medical decisions and in selecting a physician. Dr. Birkedal accepts a wide variety of medical insurance plans. To see if your plan is accepted, click on INSURANCE PLANS.

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