You may automatically qualify for full Gastric Band coverage under United Healthcare if you:
United Healthcare’s coverage depends on the insurance plan of each individual, as well as each patient’s ability to meet the criteria for bariatric coverage. Most of the time, United Healthcare will cover your gastric band surgery should you meet your plan’s requirements, such as having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 35 or greater, as well as a personal letter describing your weight history and struggles through failed diets. You will also be required to have a psychological and nutritional evaluation.
If Your BMI is below 40, United Healthcare will also evaluate your weight-related medical conditions prior to granting authorization for gastric band surgery.
To find out if your individual United Healthcare Plan covers the Gastric Band surgery, call us at (800) LOOK-GREAT (800-566-5473), and one of our helpful staff members will contact you within a couple of hours with your list of benefits.
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