I find this information regarding what Medicare covers online. You can also call CMS or a surgeon's office to get information about what the requirements with medicare are.
"Medicare offers bariatric surgery to beneficiaries with a BMI of 35 or greater and at least one severe weight-related problem (such as diabetes, heart disease or sleep apnea); all other medical treatments for obesity and related conditions must be ruled out. Documented evidence in your medical records of repeated failure to lose weight in medically supervised weight loss programs (diet, exercise programs/counseling or drug therapy) is required. Medicare requires surgery to be performed at a Medicare-approved "Center of Excellence" (including UW Health Medical and Surgical Weight Management Program) and that the specific procedure used is approved by Medicare.
Your out-of-pocket costs will depend on which type of plan you receive your Medicare coverage from:
Hope everything works out for you!
KittyKarin :-) Starting weight: 362 / Surgery weight: 353 / Current weight: 190 (03/27/2017)