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.
Medicare. Yes, medicare covers weight loss surgery. In california, it covers the lap band, gastric bypass, and if you are over 65 years, the sleeve gastrectomy as well.

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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...
Yes. You have to meet specific criteria, and have the operation done at specific centers - called centers of excellence. Read more...