Does Humana Cover LAP-BAND Surgery?
Humana will cover your LAP-BAND Surgery as long as you meet your insurance plan’s requirements for bariatric surgery. While you can review your insurance policy package to see what weight control or bariatric management expenses are covered or excluded, you may find it easier to simply give us a call at 855-690-0560, or fill out our free, no obligation FREE LAP-BAND Insurance Verification Form so that our LAP-BAND Insurance Coordinator can verify your Humana LAP-BAND Surgery coverage for you. There is absolutely no obligation to have us verify your LAP-BAND coverage and if you don’t meet your insurance policy’s criteria, we can request an individual need assessment, send a letter of medical necessity and help you through the appeal process if necessary.
Humana LAP-BAND Coverage
Just as each person is different; Humana’s LAP-BAND Coverage and pre-approval criteria varies with each insurance plan and prospective patient. Prior to covering any bariatric surgery, Humana requires a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 35 or greater along with a written letter describing your weight history for the last 5 years including all attempted diets, exercise and weight loss programs. You may also be required to undergo a 6 month supervised diet prior to qualifying for Humana’s LAP-BAND Coverage. If Your BMI is below 40, Humana will also evaluate your weight-related medical conditions prior to granting your authorization for a LAP-BAND Surgery.
Humana LAP-BAND Requirements
You may automatically pre-qualify for Humana to cover your LAP-BAND Surgery if:
- You are 100 pounds or more above ideal weight, or
- You have a Body Mass Index of 40 or greater, or
- You have a Body mass Index of 35 or greater and suffer from medical problems associated with obesity such as type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea or hypertension.
- You have been overweight for at least five years, and
- You have failed all weight-loss attempts including diets, exercise and weight loss programs.
To see if your Humana Insurance Plan covers the LAP-BAND Surgery, please call us at 855-690-0560, or fill out our FREE, No Obligation LAP-BAND Insurance Verification Form and we will verify your Humana coverage for you!
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Disclaimer: This site is not affiliated with or endorsed by Humana and is for informational purposes only – The following Humana LAP-BAND guidelines have been compiled from various public sources. It is presented online for informational use only, and without warranty as to its accuracy, timeliness, or completeness. This site does not replace any official versions of the information presented, nor does inclusion on this list guarantee coverage. Please check your Humana policy before proceeding with your surgery.