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Would weight loss surgery be covered by medicare?

Would weight loss surgery be covered by medicare?

Insurance benefits: Medicare typically does not cover bariatric procedures. However, the patient is encouraged to seek this answer, about coverage, payments, copays, deductibles directly from their insurance carrier. Most insurance companies have websites where you can find the answer or a number to call. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Is pain management covered by health insurance?

Is pain management covered by health insurance?

Horse's mouth: Always best to get it straight from the horse's mouth. Call your health insurance and check out your coverage. ...Read more

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What insurance companies will cover weight loss surgery?

What insurance companies will cover weight loss surgery?

Most: Every policy is different. Some policies cover and some exclude it. Check with a local benefits person at your job. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Is dental work covered by Medicare and Medicaid?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Is dental work covered by Medicare and Medicaid?

Medicaid, yes: Medicaid has dental coverage for the adults with low incomes. Medicare is not a source of dental insurance or coverage. For more information, call your social worker. ...Read more

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Does medicare and medi-cal cover any weight loss surgery or programs?

Does medicare and medi-cal cover any weight loss surgery or programs?

Insurance benefits: Medicare typically does not cover bariatric procedures. However, the patient is encouraged to seek this answer, about coverage, payments, copays, deductibles directly from their insurance carrier. Most insurance companies have websites where you can find the answer or a number to call. ...Read more

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Is blepharoplasty normally covered by insurance companies?

Is blepharoplasty normally covered by insurance companies?

Usually not: If the eyelid skin is lax and is cascading so that it is blocking the visual field, this is eyelid excess. Visual field cuts must be documented to try and get it covered. Insurance companies have their own criteria. Ask your surgeon. They will guide you through the process... ...Read more

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Can a sex change be covered by health insurance if gender identity disorder is proven?

Can a sex change be covered by health insurance if gender identity disorder is proven?

Depends on benefits: This will depend in the unique benefits of each plan. I would contact your plan administrator to ascertain your level of benefit coverage. ...Read more

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Is laser resurfacing covered with medical insurance or is it cash pay?

Is laser resurfacing covered with medical insurance or is it cash pay?

Cash : With rare exceptions, laser resurfacing is considered a cosmetic procedure, not covered by any insurance. However, if you have a health savings account (hsa), you might be able to use that money to pay for it. Laser resurfacing is a medical procedure. ...Read more

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Is critical care cost covered by medicare?

Is critical care cost covered by medicare?

Yes: Generally there is coverage for critical care if you have medicare. Payment is linked to diagnoses and is fixed, so it doesn't cover all charges. However, patient's are only responsible for their deductibles. ...Read more

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Are the protein shakes needed prior to bariatric surgery covered by insurance?

Are the protein shakes needed prior to bariatric surgery covered by insurance?

It depends. : Insurance coverage varies by insurer and employer, so it is best to contact your insurance company directly to find out what conditions must be met before bariatric coverage is covered. ...Read more

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Is music, dance, or movement therapy covered by medical insurance?

Is music, dance, or movement therapy covered by medical insurance?

Not usually: Unfortunately these services are often not covered by most traditional insurance plans. There is always an appeal process but no guarantees. ...Read more

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Is the treatment for fibroids covered by insurance?

Dr. John Kirk Dr. Kirk
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Is the treatment for fibroids covered by insurance?

Almost always: Symptomatic fibroids are one of the most common reasons for tor myomectomy (removing the fibroids from the uterus). Generally, these are covered if symptomatic and other simpler treatment options have been tried but failed; for example, birth control pills, an iud or birth control shot. ...Read more

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Is phentermine or adipex covered by soonercare/medicaid...Im asking this for my obese cousin that is 15.?

Is phentermine or adipex covered by soonercare/medicaid...Im asking this for my obese cousin that is 15.?

Phetermine?: Our practice is very conservative in our prescribing of controlled substances to adolescents. As a specialist in the treatment of obesity we only recommend the use of these drugs after a very careful evaluation and trial of diet, exercise, and as part of a very program involving the child and the parents as well. Diet pills are not magic and not the only answer. (neither is surgery!). ...Read more

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Is breast augmentation ever covered by insurance? Are there any circumstances in which insurance would pay for breast augmentation? .

Is breast augmentation ever covered by insurance? Are there any circumstances in which insurance would pay for breast augmentation?

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Sometimes.: Breast augmentation can be covered in some situations where there is significant asymmetry in breast volume or shape due to breast underdevelopment unilaterally, some syndromes with underdeveloped chest muscle and breast etc....Obviously they are covered in women following breast cancer. ...Read more

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The fat diminisher system by Wes Virgin is supported by a huge marketing campaign, but is it really effective for weight loss?

The fat diminisher system by Wes Virgin is supported by a huge marketing campaign, but is it really effective for weight loss?

Weight loss: Try something different. Go online and read all you can about diet and exercise. Things won't get better overnight but in time you will be a stronger young man. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


Dr. Ankush Bansal
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Insurance (Definition)

Health insurance is a type of coverage that pays for medical expenses. Health insurance can be provided by an employer, the state or federal government, or ...Read more