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How long does a Blue Cross approval take??

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Started by Stacey4747, Oct 19, 2011 1:25 PM
33 replies to this topic
33 replies to this topic

    Stacey4747

    Newbie

  • Posts: 2
  • Joined: Oct 2011
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: CA
  • Surgery: LAP-BAND
  • Height: 5 feet 3 inches
  • Starting Weight: 240 lbs
  • Weight Lost: 0 lbs
  • Current Weight: 240 lbs
  • Goal Weight: 165 lbs
  • BMI: 42.5
Posted October 19, 2011 - 1:25 PM

#1
I have done all my requirements and my info was sent to the insurance company last Tuesday. Does anyone have Blue Cross? How long did your approval take? My birthday is coming up an I'd like to make plans... I'm so impatient :(


    Lollicatt

    Junior Guru

  • Posts: 338
  • Joined: Mar 2011
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: TX
  • Surgery: LAP-BAND
  • Surgeon: Christopher Reilly
  • Surgery Date: Oct 2011
  • Height: 5 feet 3 inches
  • Starting Weight: 238
  • Weight Lost: 48
  • Current Weight: 190
  • Goal Weight: 145
  • BMI: 33.7
Posted October 19, 2011 - 1:39 PM

#2
Mine took about a week.


    THEgeorgiaPEACH

    Senior Member

  • Posts: 88
  • Joined: Jun 2011
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: CA
  • Surgery: LAP-BAND
  • Surgeon: Atul Madan
  • Surgery Date: Jun 2011
  • Height: 5 feet 7 inches
  • Starting Weight: 299
  • Weight Lost: 39
  • Current Weight: 260
  • Goal Weight: 155
  • BMI: 40.7
Posted October 19, 2011 - 2:11 PM

#3
Mine took around 6 months because I had barely any health problems & I am very young. But my mom got approved immediately. Probably within a week or so.


    waynef

    Expert Member

  • Posts: 155
  • Joined: Nov 2010
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: MO
  • Surgery: LAP-BAND
  • Surgeon: Stephen Malley
  • Surgery Date: Nov 2010
  • Height: 5 feet 11 inches
  • Starting Weight: 591
  • Weight Lost: 167
  • Current Weight: 424
  • Goal Weight: 270
  • BMI: 59.1
Posted October 19, 2011 - 2:22 PM

#4
took me right at a month


    k9momma56

    Novice

  • Posts: 19
  • Joined: Jan 2011
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: FL
  • Surgery: LAP-BAND
  • Surgeon: Michael Baptista
  • Surgery Date: Aug 2011
  • Height: 5 feet 1 inches
  • Starting Weight: 219
  • Weight Lost: 68
  • Current Weight: 151
  • Goal Weight: 120
  • BMI: 28.5
Posted October 19, 2011 - 8:26 PM

#5
They submitted mine on a thursday & it was approved the next morning.


    A.Cupcake

    Advanced Member

  • Posts: 31
  • Joined: Sep 2011
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: MARYLAND
  • Surgery: LAP-BAND
  • Surgeon: Andrew Averbach
  • Surgery Date: Nov 2011
  • Height: 5 feet 7 inches
  • Starting Weight: 245
  • Weight Lost: 0
  • Current Weight: 245
  • Goal Weight: 175
  • BMI: 38.4
Posted October 19, 2011 - 11:54 PM

#6
So crazy how the wait period varies with each person.
I was really lucky and approved within 2 days.


    FLHgal

    Expert Member

  • Posts: 161
  • Joined: Sep 2011
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: IOWA
  • Surgery: LAP-BAND
  • Surgeon: Michael Hovey
  • Surgery Date: Nov 2011
  • Height: 5 feet 3 inches
  • Starting Weight: 268
  • Weight Lost: 103
  • Current Weight: 165
  • Goal Weight: 170
  • BMI: 29.2
Posted October 20, 2011 - 3:14 PM

#7
Our nurse navigator said, anywhere from a week to 30 days.
Mine and my hubby's was sent to BCBS of Nebraska on Monday.
Just want to get in an out before we have a new deductible.


    smackles

    Newbie

  • Posts: 7
  • Joined: Aug 2011
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: KY
  • Surgery: LAP-BAND
  • Surgery Date: Jul 2011
  • Height: 5 feet 2 inches
  • Starting Weight: 238 lbs
  • Weight Lost: 20 lbs
  • Current Weight: 218 lbs
  • Goal Weight: 145 lbs
  • BMI: 39.9
Posted October 21, 2011 - 7:13 AM

#8
I've got Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama it took a little over a week for me to get my approval.


    bander11

    Advanced Member

  • Posts: 44
  • Joined: Sep 2011
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: DE
  • Surgery: LAP-BAND
  • Surgeon: Thomas Barnett
  • Surgery Date: Nov 2011
  • Height: 5 feet 4 inches
  • Starting Weight: 231
  • Weight Lost: 0
  • Current Weight: 231
  • Goal Weight: 150
  • BMI: 39.6
Posted October 21, 2011 - 11:35 AM

#9
Have you signed up with Blue Cross site to be able to view your authorizations and claims? I did, my paperwork was apparently faxed yesterday and when I logged in this morning on a whim - I actually had an authorization there for 11/11 (My Surgery Date) for my hospital....Check it out. I was impatient to and worried about how sure the center was about them accepting a letter I submitted from my employer regarding a Wellness classes I participated in for my six month nutrition - I couldn't believe it was as simple as they were making it out to be - everything just moved so quickly for me I figured there would have to be a snag somewhere. Good Luck!!

I have done all my requirements and my info was sent to the insurance company last Tuesday. Does anyone have Blue Cross? How long did your approval take? My birthday is coming up an I'd like to make plans... I'm so impatient :(




    banderman007

    Novice

  • Posts: 14
  • Joined: Oct 2011
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: CONNECTICUT
  • Surgery: LAP-BAND
  • Surgeon: Darren Tishler
  • Surgery Date: Nov 2011
  • Height: 5 feet 9 inches
  • Starting Weight: 247
  • Weight Lost: 27
  • Current Weight: 220
  • Goal Weight: 160
  • BMI: 32.5
Posted October 21, 2011 - 1:02 PM

#10
Mine was very fast right around a week be patient it will be worth the weight , im going Nov.2nd



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