You will need to contact your insurance carrier to make certain weight loss surgery is a covered benefit. Benefits vary from carrier to carrier and for each individual policy. Your particular policy may not cover weight loss surgery. Some policies also require participation in a documented medical weight loss program. Contact your insurance carrier prior to proceeding with the other requirements of this program.
Surgical procedure code numbers you will need to provide your insurance company are:
- 43770 – Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding Procedure
- 43644 – Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass
- 43846 – Open Gastric Bypass
- 43848 – Revision Gastric Bypass
- 43775 – Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
- Diagnosis code for morbid obesity is 278.01