Contact your insurance provider to determine if obesity is covered. You can find your insurance provider’s phone number on the back of your insurance card.
Give your provider the ICD10 code E66.01 (morbid obesity, BMI over 40) or code E66.0 (obesity, BMI unspecified).
If morbid obesity or obesity is a covered benefit, check that the procedure you are considering is also covered by giving your insurance provider the following codes:
Ask if Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Regional Anesthesia, Duke Department of Psychiatry, and the physicians of the Private Diagnostic Clinic at Duke University Hospital are accepted by your insurance.
You should also ask:
- What percent of the total bill will I be responsible for?
- Will I need to pay a deductible?
- Are there specific criteria I need to meet to be considered for weight loss surgery?