Metabolic or bariatric surgery can not only help an individual achieve the desired amount of weight loss, but also provide long term health benefits and relief from certain diseases. However, weight loss surgery can cost a significant sum of money because it is a technically complex and advanced procedure, requiring a top skilled team of medical and surgical professionals.
While the long-term benefits in terms of reduction or elimination of costs that previously arose from obesity and health-related related issues will offset the costs, but the costs of weight loss surgery still remain an important factor for many. Experienced bariatric surgeon Dr. Wiljon Beltre and his team provide comprehensive support with regard to insurance coverage to their patients in Tampa, Altamonte Springs, Orlando, Central Florida, and other area on this part of the map.
Assisting through the Insurance Approval Process
The friendly and helpful staff at the Center for Metabolic and Obesity Surgery will assist the patient through the cumbersome task of navigating through the complex requirements of the insurance approval process for bariatric surgery. The staff will work closely with the patient as well as their insurance provider throughout the approval and evaluation process.
Access to specialists will be provided whose evaluation is usually necessary for insurance approval. The staff will also provide help to complete the necessary paperwork to obtain the needed referrals and recommendations. The insurance company will be kept informed about the need for this surgery and its usefulness for the patient’s long term health and well-being.
Patients are assured of complete support and guidance of Dr. Beltre and his team at every step for insurance approval as well as financial assistance as needed. As an experienced bariatric surgeon, Dr. Beltre receives patients from Altamonte Springs, Central Florida, Tampa, Orlando, and other cities and counties in central/north Florida.
Common Paperwork Requirements
Every insurance provider will have their own set of criteria and requirements to determine which type of weight loss procedures they may cover and at what rate. Therefore, the insurance approval process should begin with a careful reading of the specific requirements of the insurer. Dr. Beltre’s staff will help the patient read through the fine print to determine the requirements for eligibility.
Some of the common paperwork requirements for weight loss surgery insurance approval process will include the following:
In most cases, the first item in the paperwork checklist will be comprehensive medical records from the patient’s primary care physician. Additionally, clearances from various specialists will also form a part of the records.
Dr. Beltre’s practice incorporates both a board certified psychiatrist and a certified nutritionist. They will work closely with Dr. Beltre and the patient to fulfill the requirements that may expedite the insurance approval process.
Documentation of Previous Weight Loss Attempts
Medical charts showing medically supervised prior weight loss attempts and documentation related to professionally supervised weight loss attempts will be included.
Letter of Necessity
In most cases, the letter of necessity will include patient data such as current weight, height, body mass index, medical problems related to obesity, previous weight loss attempts, and the physician’s reasons for recommending bariatric surgery.
To find out more about the procedures & treatments performed by Orlando Bariatric Surgeon, Dr. Wiljon Beltre, at The Center for Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Call 407-830-6868 or Click Here to Schedule a Consultation.
Please note: If the weight is regained, diabetes and other conditions could return.