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does medicaid pay for lap band (not medicare but medicaid)

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Started by sassie21898, May 08, 2008 10:39 AM
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    corkey

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Posted April 16, 2009 - 1:20 PM

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i don't know if this will help anyone but in missouri, university hospital in columbia does accept medicaid for the lap band surgery. i was told this yesterday by st. johns hosp. luckly i have medicare and medicaid so st johns in springfield missouri is doing mine... i am at the beginning of the process but i don't have a doubt that i will be approved. i am on 16 different medications a day, i have diabetes, CHF, high blood pressure. and have had a heart attack 4 years ago.my family doc said its an excellent idea to go with because it would definately get me off alot if not all of my meds.


    Laura7420

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Posted April 16, 2009 - 6:56 PM

#42
Well I wish you good luck in your Weight loss journey! I have applied for Lap band surgery, and I am waiting on word from them. I am very excited to see my new future beginning, as i am sure you are too!:rolleyes2:


    fatman903

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Posted April 20, 2009 - 3:04 PM

#43
Yes Medicaid in Texas will pay for lapband

has to be a Center Of Excellence

contact me for more Info Id love to help out:thumbup:


    lh.jamison

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Posted April 21, 2009 - 5:56 PM

#44
I have "traditional medicaid" and live in DFW area of Texas. My BMI is 42 with high blood pressure and sleep apnea, (no sleep study done yet, the cardiologist told me I had it while I was hospitalized for the BP). I have severe problems sleeping more than 2 or 3 hours at a time, and cannot climb stairs (- 1 flight). I have desperately been trying to find a doctor in the DFW area that accepts Medicaid. I cannot even find a doctor, seems that Medical city hospital accepts medicaid, but none of their doctors in their bariatric dept. accept medicaid. Can someone please help me?:smile:


    corkey

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Posted April 22, 2009 - 7:17 PM

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i am from missouri and the only place here that i know of that takes only medicaid is university hosp. in columbia missouri. my daughter will be having hers done there. i am having mine done in st johns in springfield missouri because they accept medicare and medicaid together. but will not do medicaid by itself.


    corkey

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Posted April 22, 2009 - 7:20 PM

#46
i am from missouri and the only place here that i know of that takes only medicaid is university hosp. in columbia missouri. my daughter will be having hers done there. i am having mine done in st johns in springfield missouri because they accept medicare and medicaid together. but will not do medicaid by itself.alsp look on the posts. fatman903 says texas medicaid does pay. it has to be a center of excellence in bariatric surgery.


    drkangel101

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Posted May 3, 2009 - 10:19 PM

#47
Ok I have been researching this all over what I found is that Medicaid will pay for the surgery if you have Amerigroup they will make you do a 6mnth to a yr supervised diet first and Peach state doesn't and Peachstate is an easier approval, I know that Dr.Duncan and Dr.Hobson office in Atlanta do take medicaid I am going to there seminar on the 16th of this mnth. now the only thing I am trying to confirm is that Peachstate will cover Lapband..........:unsure:


Posted May 12, 2009 - 8:59 PM

#48
Can someone please tell me exactly how long it took to get approved, what you had to do, what tests you had to have, and the time line?? Or is there any blogs?

For where I am they require a one year doctor supervised diet with no weight change, and then a six month diet losing 10% of your weight and keeping it off. Right now I am doing the waiting game. My insurance specialist at the bariatrich center submitted my papers to just 'see what happens' and of course I was denied saying that I didn't have the six month diet. I started on March 25th so I can submit my papers on August 25th. THEN I have to wait another six weeks to get scheduled for surgery because that is how the doctor spaces out her medicaid surgeries, so I'm looking at the end of October.

I am so afraid that I will work hard to get these 30 pounds off and then have them say... sorry we still won't pay for it. I know that either way losing weight is a good thing for me, I'm just sitting on pins and needles because its something I want SO BADLY.

I love to hear stories so please post yours to give me something to do in the meantime!

THanks!

Jen


    drkangel101

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Posted May 12, 2009 - 9:28 PM

#49
Jen,

Where are you located? Do you have Medicaid ? If so what type of Medicaid like here in GA we have Amerigroup, Peachstate , and Wellcare they are all Medicaid.


Posted May 12, 2009 - 9:35 PM

#50
I'm in Utah and have Healthy U.


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