We offer financial options for both self-pay and insured patients, and our bariatric specialists can assist you in navigating either path.
Insurance for weight loss surgery
If you have insurance with bariatric coverage (including Medicare) and are interested in bariatric surgery, please contact your insurance provider to determine if they will cover your desired procedure.
We recommend you ask the following:
- Do you provide weight loss surgery coverage benefits?
- Which bariatric procedures do you cover? (gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, duodenal switch, LapBand, revisions)
Rose Center for Bariatrics recommends that you record the name of the individual you spoke with and the date and time of your conversation. If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact us and a bariatric care coordinator will assist you through this process.
To help expedite the process when you have insurance, schedule an appointment with your primary care physician immediately. Ask him or her to help assist you throughout your journey by medically supervising a weight loss program. Insurance companies vary in the requirement of this type of program, but on average range they require 3-6 months. During the initial visit, ensure that your primary care physician weighs you and documents your weight in your medical chart. If you don’t have this consultation with your physician, denials or procedure delays may occur.
Our bariatric care coordinators are very experienced in working with you and your primary provider to manage this process.
Checklist: using insurance for surgery
- Call our offices for a consultation.
- Visit your primary care physician and ensure that he or she weighs you and documents your weight in your medical chart.
- Have your physician recommend an exercise and/or diet regimen, and make sure your physician documents these recommendations in your chart.
- Get weigh-ins at your physician’s office at least every four weeks. Have your physician document your weight in your medical chart along with your progress, and make recommendations on how to improve your progress. A complete note must be written noting your progress and the recommendations given.
- If the diet and/or exercise regimen is not effectively helping you lose weight, go see your physician again and have him/her recommend an alternative program. Continue the physician office weigh-ins. These check-ins need to be frequent and consistent.
- Have copies of this record available when you come in to see your bariatric surgeon. If your primary care physician has questions related to this process, have him or her contact your bariatric surgeon.
- Work with our surgeons’ offices to expedite this process at every step. We are here to help you!
- Remember to have your physician document everything in your medical chart.
Self-pay/cash-pay options for bariatric surgery
We offer affordable options for our self-pay patients. If you think you may be a self-paying patient and you are committed to considering weight loss surgery as an option, contact us immediately. We can help you expedite this process with our Fast Track program.
- We offer discounted self-pay pricing packages to help you access care.
- We offer self-pay payment plans to help you budget for your procedure.
- We have expert financial counselors to help you navigate this process.
Call us now at (303) 320-2134 and a bariatric care coordinator can assist you in starting your journey.