Vanderbilt Center for Surgical Weight Loss

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(615) 343-8988

Insurance and Financing Options

Before you consider weight loss surgery as an option for managing your obesity, you should contact your insurance carrier to verify:

  1. Weight loss surgery is covered by your policy.
  2. Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the surgeons at the Vanderbilt Center for Surgical Weight Loss are part of your insurance coverage.
  3. Your deductible, co-insurance and out of pocket maximum amount.

When calling your insurance company, please use the below codes for the operative procedures:

  • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: CPT 43644
  • Sleeve gastrectomy: CPT 43775
  • Adjustable gastric band: CPT 43770

Listed below are the names of insurance companies that in the past have approved Vanderbilt patients for weight loss surgical procedures.  Contact them directly to determine whether they currently cover weight loss surgery.   (Last updated 12/8/2011)

Aetna                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Anthem BCBS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        BC Advantage Medicare                                                                                                                                         BCBS Alabama                                                                                                                                                                          BCBS Arizona
BCBS Arkansas                                                                                                                                                       BCBS California                                                                                                                                                                BCBS Flordia         BCBS Georgia                                                                                                                                                                   BCBS Illinois                                                                                                                                                           BCBS Indiana
BCBS Massachusetts                                                                                                                                            BCBS Michigan
BCBS Minnesota BCBS Nebraska                                                                                                                                                                BCBS North Carolina
BCBS New Jersey                                                                                                                                                  BCBS Oklahoma                                                                                                                                                        BCBS of Pennsylvania                                                                                                                                           BCBS Rochester New York                                                                                                                                  BCBS South Carolina           
BCBS Tennessee                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            BCBS Texas                                                                                                                                                            BCBS Wisconsin
Capital BCBS                                                                                                                                                     CareFirst BCBS                                                                                                                                          Centercare           
Cigna                                                                                                                                                                        Cigna - Great West                                                                                                                                               Consol
Definity Health
Empire BCBS                                                                                                                                                     Excellus BCBS                                                                                                                                                          
Federal BCBS                                                                                                                                             First Health                                   GEHA                                                                                                                                                        GreatWest                                                                                                                                                                           Healthsprings                                                                                                                                                       Horizon BCBS
Humana                                                                                                                                                              Humana Medicare                                                                   
Medicare                                                                                                                                                                Meritain Health
North America Administrators-PHCS
PHCS                                                                                                                                                                                   Regence BCBS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Tricare                                                                                                                                                                         United Healthcare                                                                                                                                       United Healthcare Secure Horizon Medicare HMO                                                                                      Unicare
Windsor Medicare                                                                                                                                                                          

 

Financing Options for Self-Pay Procedures:

- Wells Fargo

 

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