Financial & Billing policies

Financing Options

Patients choose to pay for weight loss surgery themselves if they do not have insurance or if their insurance does not provide bariatric surgery coverage. Our office offers competitively discounted self-pay rates for patients who pay out-of-pocket. Please contact our office for self pay pricing information at 877-815-7774. Check with your accountant as some of these costs may be tax deductible.

You may choose to finance your surgery through any source(s) available to you, including your Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA). We also accept Visa and Mastercard. Payment is due in full before surgery is scheduled.

Some of our patients have had success obtaining financing through this company: United Medical Credit.

Billing Policies

Patients are responsible for paying for all treatment, services and supplies provided by the Center for Weight Loss Surgery, P.L.L.C. Payment is due in full within 30 days upon receipt of our statement for services rendered.

We will bill your insurance company, health maintenance organization or managed care company (“your health plan”) for the medical services and supplies we provide to you. However, medical insurance is a contract between you and your insurance company, and you are ultimately responsible for any unpaid balance.

At this time, the Center for Weight Loss Surgery has opted out of participation in Medicare and Medicaid.

Deductibles and Co-Payments

Deductibles, co-insurances, account balances and co-payments required by your health plan are your responsibility and are due prior to or at the time of service.

Missed or Cancelled Appointments

We require at least 48 business hours’ notice if you cannot keep your appointment. Patients are charged a fee of $75.00 for each missed appointment or appointment cancelled or rescheduled with less than 48 business hours (or 2 business days) notice. Your insurance company will not pay for missed appointments — this fee is your responsibility and must be paid in full before we schedule additional appointments.

Returned Checks

Our office’s service fee for returned checks is $30.00. This does not include any charges you may incur from your financial institution.

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