Insurance & Billing

Our billing services are provided by the St. Vincent Physician Network billing office. For questions regarding your bill or payment please call 406-237-5620.

Insurance Filing
Please check with your insurance company to see if they cover medical or surgical weight loss programs. Clinic charges will be submitted to insurance companies that offer this benefit. Insurance co-payments are due at the time of service.

What Insurance Companies May Require

  • A letter of referral to a surgeon from your primary care provider.
  • Medical records or documentation from your primary care provider and other doctors you may have seen; cardiologists, pulmonary specialists (especially with documented sleep apnea) and an orthopedic doctor to help emphasize the medical necessity of the surgery.
  • A detailed diet history, including all previous attempts to lose weight through dieting, behavior modification classes or medication; receipts may be helpful.
  • Be aware that most insurance companies also require pre-certification of your hospital stay in addition to your pre-approval for surgery.

Self Pay
Earn an 20% discount when paid in full at time of service. If you do not have insurance or your insurance company does not cover weight loss programs, payment is due at the time of service. It is your responsibility to pay for all charges incurred at Weight Management. To apply for financial assistance, please contact a St. Vincent Healthcare financial counselor at 406-237-3200.

Medicaid/Medicare
Currently, Montana Medicaid and Medicare do not cover bariatric surgery at St. Vincent Healthcare.