Tired of being overweight or obese?
Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) insurance coverage for obesity
Obesity screening for all adults is covered irrespective of their weight as it is a screning test. If a person is then found to have a body mass index of 30 or more, or have certain weight related medical conditions even with a lower body mass indexof 28 or more.
Bariatric surgical coverage and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Anthem BCBS does cover preventive services including obesity treatment and counseling and weight loss surgery as long as your policy does not
specifically exclude coverage. Coverage for weight loss surgical options are dependent upon the employer who can choose to opt out of certain costly weight loss options in order to save on insurance premiums. For further information, you may contact Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield at 1-866-293-2892. You can also locate a contact number and email address on their website.
Medical Nutrition Therapy coverage and Blue Cross Blue Shield
Medical Nutrition Therapy and Diabetes Self Management Training are separate benefits with most insurance companies. Anthem may cover for Diabetes Education from a recognized program at a hospital facility or when billed by a participating physician.
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