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UT Weight Loss — Insurance, financial considerations

 

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Assignment from most major insurance carriers is accepted. The patient retains responsibility for payment, except where contractually prohibited by HMOs and PPOs. All co-payments, deductibles, and co-insurance fees are collected at the time of service. Patients will be billed for claims that are denied or not covered under their respective insurance plans.

 

We accept Medicare and all its products, i.e. Amerigroup, Bravo, Aetna, Humana, etc. We do not accept Carelink or Medicaid (unless Medicare is primary). We also accept the following major insurance plans:

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Click here to view the complete list of UT Medicine-accepted health insurance plans

 


 

Paying for your weight loss surgery: A discussion of your insurance options

 

Waiting for insurance approval can be a strenuous and arduous ordeal. Nobody wants to be denied an opportunity at a second chance at life. There are things that you can do to help facilitate your insurance approval process.

 

  1. Check with your surgeon to make sure that they have everything they need to submit your claim to insurance.
  2. Follow up with your surgeon to make sure your paper work went out in a timely fashion.
  3. Follow up with your insurance company every few weeks to see how things are progressing.

 

At some point, after you have spent a considerable amount of time exploring the option of weight loss surgery, you will need to determine how to pay for the surgical procedure. While insurance coverage for weight loss surgery is widespread, it often requires a lengthy and complicated approval process. The best chance for obtaining approval for insurance coverage comes from working together with your bariatric surgeon and other experts.