So ya self paid for VSG..oh well at least your on the road to RECOVERY from obesity! ..I was looking up some ins. info that a gal PMd me about today...and found Amerigroup NV handbook...I'll put the link here anyway....in case someone does an OH search and needs it.
Pg 28 & 29
I don't see anything requiring a 3 year medically supervised diet.
They do cover bariatric surgery....which appears to include VSG
since VSG has been legit with its own billable CPT code 43775 since Jan. 2010 ...no longer considered experimental/investigational + MEDICARE approved VSG June 27, 2012