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Brad86

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  1. Brad86

    June 2022 surgery buddies

    Just got my date. I go 6/13!
  2. Blue Cross Blue Shield Alabama has pre approved my surgery. I also have Medicaid as secondary insurance. Do I have to have a pre-approval from medicaid as well, or is preapproval waived since it’s secondary insurance to a procedure being covered by primary?
  3. I went today for my cardiac consult. Is it normal for the cardiologist to want to do LOTS of testing? They are doing a echo of my heart, making me wear a halter monitor for a week, and doing a stress test. If I wind up having congestive heart failure, will bypass potentially be off the table?
  4. So just curious… if you are now en route,why on Earth will it be end of next year?
  5. Hey guys. Looking for some success stories and tips for getting approved via Alabama Medicaid.
  6. Brad86

    Alabama Medicaid

    Has anyone used AL Medicaid for surgery? What was your experience? Any hints or tips?
  7. Brad86

    Starting my Journey

    Actually, the surgeon now was an original choice. So I’m very lucky! When my journey started, he didn’t accept Medicaid. Now he does.
  8. Hey guys. New here. On Medicaid only and starting the long road to approval. I’m currently 34, 418 lbs, 6’0. I have high blood pressure, sleep apnea, diabetes (type II), and high cholesterol. I started in January seeing a doctor for my 6 month physician led weight loss attempt and documentation. I was on adipex as well as lipotropic injections through them. My first visit was in January and I was at 413. I hovered 399-413 over the first 5 months, and on my 7th visit in September, weighed in at my highest of 418. I spoke with a physician in Huntsville at the beginning of my journey and they told me to go ahead and complete my 6 month plan, and then come to them for the rest. I called them and was bummed to find they recently stopped taking patients with Medicaid only. I was heartbroken. I had searched for years to find this physician. However, the recommended a doctor to me who ended up being my long term family surgeon. He just recently began accepting Medicaid only patients for bariatric surgery. I got a referral for a cardiology consult and psych consult. Going to psych next week and hopefully cardio as well. Then will get to meet with the surgeon. Praying so hard everything goes well.

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