Contact your insurance company for policy information on coverage, exclusions, deductibles, co-pay amounts and out-of-network benefits prior to scheduling surgery.
Previous weight-loss attempts, physical condition, related illnesses, disabilities and their future impact are taken into consideration to determine medical necessity of the procedure.
The Temple Bariatric Program will assist you with the approval or pre-authorization process.
Before you undergo weight-loss surgery at Temple University Hospital or Temple University Hospital – Jeanes Campus, your insurance company will ask you to provide certain documentation to ensure you meet their coverage requirements.
Your primary care doctor is your partner through this process, and can provide your insurance company with the required documentation. This may include monthly tracking records of your weight, your supervised weight-loss program and any counseling sessions.