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With the New Year, always come new, healthier goals. This year, we want to help make the residents of Dallas, Fort Worth and the rest of north Texas achieve their goals. Not only is it the New Year, but it is that fun thing we call tax season again. Most people do not realize this, but bariatric surgery, regardless of whether it is lap band, gastric sleeve or gastric bypass, qualifies as a medical expense to claim on your taxes.

The weight loss surgery, supplements and medications you purchase throughout the year can be turned into a financial benefit for you. This year when you get your income tax return, you could use all or even just a portion of it for your bariatric surgery and then claim the procedure on your taxes next year.

Also with the New Year, most insurance benefits have started over again. Having weight loss surgery in the beginning of the year is very beneficial. Your deductible and out of pocket expenses are usually almost fully met after bariatric surgery and then you do not have to worry about them for the remainder of the year.

You also can use accounts such as your HSA (Health Savings Account), FSA (Flex Spending Account) or MSA (Medical Spending Account) to help with your out of pocket expense.
Speak with the financial specialist to help you lay out all of your payment options. Even if you are self-pay, many patients use a flex spending credit cards for payment toward weight loss surgery.

Call toll free 888-686-6971 or if you are in the North Texas area call 940-249-9009 and make an appointment to meet with our team of specialists. We would love to help you find the new, healthier you in 2015.

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