MMC Benefits Handbook
Obesity Surgery
The plan covers surgical treatment of obesity provided by or under the direction of a physician. Coverage is limited to once per person per lifetime.
Prior authorization under the condition of meeting the medical definition of morbid obesity is required. All services, including surgery, must be obtained from a recognized in-network Designated Provider. For obesity surgery services to be covered, you or your provider must contact Bariatric Resource Services and speak with a nurse consultant prior to receiving services. You can contact Bariatric Resource Services by calling +1 888 936 7246. Contact the Claims Administrator for specific details on requirements and how to find a facility.
See "Travel and Lodging" for information about reimbursement for travel and lodging expenses related to obesity surgery.