Bariatric Surgery Financing Options
Financing bariatric surgery can be a very stressful process. Our center designates a financial consultant to each of our patients. This person will do the following:
- Call your insurance company for you and verify if your company offers benefits for weight loss surgery
- Walks you step-by-step through all the things that the insurance company will require you to do if coverage is available
- Assist in financing options if insurance coverage is not available
Will my insurance pay for my surgery?
Many insurance plans will cover weight-loss surgery but it is difficult to achieve insurance authorization on your own. This is why we assign each patient a personal authorization specialist to stream-line this process. Insurance coverage varies from patient to patient and employer to employer. This is why it’s important to work with a specialist.
What insurances does Texas Bariatric Specialists accept?
We accept all private insurances. Both in- and out-of-network insurance plans are accepted. Please call us for details as all “in-network” provider lists are not always complete or up-to-date. We unfortunately do NOT accept Medicaid at this time.
What about cash pricing and options?
We are committed to helping as many patients as possible so we offer very competitive prices. We work with each individual’s budget and offer several financing plans including:
The cost of surgery can be tax deductible!!
It is true!! The IRS does allow the deduction of weight loss programs including surgery when medically necessary. Click on the following link for more information: http://www.irs.gov/publications/p502/ar02.php#d0e2229 (then click on weight-loss program). Note that the cost of surgery must exceed 7.5% of your adjusted income. Other costs delineated by the IRS may help you meet this requirement, including weight loss surgery prep programs, health insurance premiums, post-operative visits, smoking cessation programs and others. Please consult with your accountant for further details.