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Tricare Prime North Region

Started by Raquedan, Mar 19, 2011 2:55 AM
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Posted March 19, 2011 - 2:55 AM

Does anyone know what Tricare Prime Northern Region's pre-op process is? Do I have be monitored for a period of time before the surgery?


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Posted March 19, 2011 - 9:15 PM

I think Tri-Care is the same everywhere. I didn't have to do a supervised diet. The process all went pretty quick. :D


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Posted March 20, 2011 - 2:41 AM

No pre op diet. Mine was a pretty simple process also.



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Posted March 20, 2011 - 4:17 AM

Thank you ladies...this puts my mind at ease!!!


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Posted March 20, 2011 - 4:53 AM

I literally had my consult with the surgeon on Thursday and by Tuesday I was approved. I was a BMI of 40 and 100 lbs over my ideal weight. No nutritionist, no 6 month diet and exercise regimen, nothing. The only thing I had a problem with is that part of my surgery was not covered because the anesthesiologist was not in the Tricare "family". Be sure to ask questions like that when you talk to the bariatric coordinator at your dotors office when he sets up the surgery.

Posted May 10, 2011 - 2:02 PM

Tricare Prime North is very different than other parts of the country.... There is a six month doctor supervised diet requirement which is what takes the longest time. However they try to position it so as to say that you can use that time to fulfill the long list of other requirements that they have you do.

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