Question by  Marika (20)

Will Kaiser authorize the lap band procedure?

I need the lap band procedure and need to know if Kaiser will pay for it.


Answer by  technogeek (6640)

If it is needed for health reasons, then they might. Otherwise, it is likely that they will not cover it.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

You are going to have to contact Kaiser and ask them. Certain procedures are covered by insurance companies but you may not have that coverage in your particular plan, so you never know unless you ask first.


Answer by  Rubberchicken (819)

Depending on your obesity condition, Kaiser will more than likley find ways to deny your potential claim. Consider your level of obesity and plan to save for at least half of the cost of the procedure. Unless your have morbid obesity, do not expect Kaiser to pay for any portion of the surgery, which could be considered elective.


Answer by  triciag (128)

They probably will, however you will have to go through a lot of tests before they will. The process takes about six months before they will approve you for surgery.

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