Dr. Liu explains how patients can finance their bariatric surgery and if the Tri-City Bariatric Program will help negotiate with insurance companies.
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Financing is probably the last choice most people will usually seek out their insurance and we work with the insurance companies as hard -- exhausted all venues of insurance. If that is not an option, then we talk about financing and we usually use a third party finance company to help out to minimize the interest and spread out the payments so that it is around $300.00 for the patients. We do remind them that anything over a certain percentage of their gross income is tax deductible at this time for any type of cost associated with weight loss. Absolutely our office will become the patient’s advocate and we will work with their insurance company until we get an answer as to whether or not they will cover it.