If you are an appropriate candidate for obesity surgery, your chances of receiving insurance approval are greatly increased when the need for treatment has been thoroughly documented. Insurers often use lack of documentation as a reason to withhold approval of medical necessity. NeWeigh and its affiliated physician providers will compile a very comprehensive medical history that includes your family’s medical history, your diet history, co-morbid conditions, medications, prior hospitalizations and surgeries. Results of your diagnostic screening, photographs and weigh-ins at each pre-operative visit will clearly and decisively document that you are an appropriate candidate for weight loss surgery.
NeWeigh’s thorough risk management, quality assurance systems and library of peer-reviewed literature supporting surgical intervention for the treatment of your morbid obesity in a multi-disciplinary, surgical weight loss program make it difficult for any insurer to defend a denial of the benefits that you are seeking. Be assured—if your insurance company denies your request for covered benefits, NeWeigh will vigorously appeal the adverse decision, on your behalf, in a timely manner. There is no one better at securing insurance approval for the treatment of morbid obesity than NeWeigh!