health procedures


Question by  slesplugas (4)

Does Medicaid cover LapBand surgery?


Answer by  John (9008)

Medicaid coverage varies from state to state. However, it must cover any medically needed procedure. If you have a condition (other than obesity), they might pay.


Answer by  Palolo (17)

No, Medicaid does not cover lap band surgery since it is a treatment for obesity which is clearly excluded. If you were to also have Medicare part A though, you may be covered provided you get the procedure in a hospital.


Answer by  AnnaTeague (806)

That depends upon your state Medicaid program and whether you have under Medicare. Generally, bariatric surgery, including LapBand, is covered, if you use a Center for Excellence bariatric facility.


Answer by  ccj120 (20)

Yes, it does cover LapBand Surgery. They also cover gastric bypass sugery. You just need to call your company and ask them if they cover it.


Answer by  mtzuk (9)

medicaid insurance covers many times Lap Band Surgery but we have to take in consideration that we have to pay for it so its a kind of co-payment.Those from Medicaid never loose any money for people.

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