Contact your health fund and quote the Item Number for either the Sleeve Gastrectomy (31575) or the Gastric Bypass (31572). Sometimes it can seem a little difficult to get a straight answer! Patients often report being told that they will be covered up to the ‘Scheduled Fee’ or that ‘if Medicare will pay 75% then the health fund will pay 25%’, or ‘if the procedure has been recommended by a doctor for health reasons it will be covered’ etc. All of these responses mean that you are covered.