Bariatric Surgery Program Fee Frequently Asked Questions

What is the fee used for?

The fee is used to pay for services not covered by insurance.  These services include, but are not limited to: insurance assistance, educational materials, and technology to support optimal patient care. 

Does my insurance cover the fee?

No, unfortunately but you can use your Health Savings Account (HSA).  

What are the acceptable forms of payment?

You can pay with check, debit/credit card, or with your Health Savings Account (HAS). 

Can I see the surgeon first and then pay?

Of course!  You may see the surgeon first to assess your eligibility for weight loss surgery. 

Can I get a refund if I change my mind?

You will be refunded only if your insurance company denies surgery coverage or if you are determined ineligible for surgery by the Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (CMBS). 

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