Bariatric Program Details
Several components comprise our bariatric program, so we can provide the
appropriate level of support to our patients to achieve successful weight
loss. Below are the features of the program and a brief description of
what costs patients will be responsible for. Once you schedule an initial
consultation, financial counseling will be provided to help you determine
insurance coverage and out-of-pocket expenses.
1. One hour evaluation by a registered dietician at Atlantic General Bariatric
Center. Nutrition visits are submitted to your insurance company. You
will be responsible for non-covered services, co-pays and deductibles
based on your individual benefits as directed by each insurance company.
2. You will be responsible for obtaining the required monthly dietary
counseling sessions that are needed to meet the medical criteria for authorizing
your surgery. (Most insurance companies require 6 months of nutritional
counseling. It will be your responsibility to obtain the criteria and
acceptable methods which your individual policy uses and complete these
sessions prior to initiation of the authorization process for surgery).
This must be done at an outside source with complete documentation available
for submission to insurance companies.
3. Any post operative evaluations required with a registered dietician
will be billed to your insurance. You will be responsible for any non-covered
services, co-pays and deductibles.
1. Pre-operative evaluation from a licensed social worker selected through
Atlantic General Bariatric Center.
2. You will be responsible for obtaining assessment by a licensed provider
specifically addressing the criteria needed for insurance companies to
authorize bariatric surgery. You will be responsible for co-pays/co-insurance/deductibles
based on your individual benefits. All patients must complete the evaluation
and information must be made available to Atlantic General Bariatric Center
prior to submission for authorization for surgery.
A one-time fee of $150 is charged for education and program materials
including a dietary binder and fitness information.
to get started.