Once insurance review is complete a member of our staff will contact you to set up an appointment for an evaluation. When you attend a seminar at our facility, you will have the opportunity to speak with any number of our Bariatric Staff, including our Surgeon, Dr. Eric Smith; Heather Pile PAC Dietitian, Cindy Jester Caywood, MS, RD, LD; and Insurance Coordinator, Jennifer Morris. Or, you can call us at 502.570.3727 to schedule a live seminar.
The evaluation appointment is scheduled for about two weeks after we call you. It’s a group meeting with a nurse, dietitian, surgeon and insurance specialist. You’ll also have a one-on-one meeting with the physician assistant for an initial history and physical. After that visit, you will be scheduled for:
By using the Insurance Review Form in the Patient Profile Packet, you will know if your policy has benefits for weight loss surgery. If it does and you want to proceed, send in your Patient Profile Packet and the Insurance Review Form. We will screen your health history to make sure you are an appropriate candidate and our Insurance Team will make sure you meet the criteria set forth by your insurance policy. Assuming you meet all criteria, we will call to schedule your first appointment, where you will receive a personalized benefits form that will estimate, to the best of our abilities, your total out-of-pocket expenses. You will also need to complete a seminar, either in-person at our facility, or online. Click here to begin our online seminar.
Most insurance plans require that your BMI be 40 or higher. However, if your BMI is between 35 – 39.9, we can sometimes get you approved if you have a life-threatening medical condition, such as high blood pressure, diabetes or sleep apnea.