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Kansas Medicaid??

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Started by vonnjoro, Aug 02, 2006 7:42 PM
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    vonnjoro

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Posted August 2, 2006 - 7:42 PM

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:) I live in Kansas and want to get Lap band surgery. Some people say Medicaid will not pay for it, but others say yes, they will. Does anyone know of a doctor who takes kansas Medicaid and can do this surgery on me? :) :help:


    Wheetsin

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Posted August 3, 2006 - 8:00 AM

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On obesityhelp.com there is a listing of doctors by state, and a list for people to record what carrier they had when they were approved. So - should give you something to go by in terms of what KS surgeons accept what insurance. See if you can find it & look through. It'll also tell you whether or not any KS bandsters who have posted their info to the list have Medicaid. Not a definiteive answer, but an OK sampling.


    ShayDee

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Posted August 14, 2006 - 11:55 PM

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I called Medicaid myself and asked if they paid for weight loss surgeries. They told me they did ( this is Virginia medicaid, btw ) but I had to get a referal from my primary care physician.


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