Advanced Medical Weight Loss Augusta offers personalized Medical Weight Loss Programs tailored to each individual, supervised by the physician at every monthly visit on a pay-as-you-go basis. We do not charge for your initial consultation with our program administrator, there are no enrollment fees and no long term contracts. We understand the financial stress of healthcare and we make every effort to keep our costs as low as possible.
Medical Tax Deductions
The IRS allows people diagnosed by a physician as being obese to deduct the costs of the services in this program. The revenue ruling, IR 2002-19, approves the fees related to services (i.e. medical services and nutrition education meetings). The ruling does not cover the cost for food, which people would have to pay for regardless of their weight. Ask a tax accountant if you are eligible.
Insurance carriers are inconsistent and vary greatly in their policies regarding claim payment for weight management programs, and in general, most insurance companies do not reimburse for weight loss services, supplies and maintenance fees. Because of the complexity and expense related to insurance reimbursement, we do not accept any insurance reimbursement at our clinic. We are very happy to give you information for you to give to your insurance company, or to answer any questions they may have.