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I'm Tricare For Life and I had to do 8 months weigh in with my Internist, plus see psychiatrist and nutritionist off Base. Between Medicare & Tricare, I have not paid anything out of pocket. I had to spend ovvernight in hospital after surgery on July 25, 2012. Im very glad I did because ther is pain involved. Instead of the "usual left neck pain, my neck went into spasms. The gas was bad too! Pain for following week was nothing to dismiss lightly, and I've had 2 babies and exploratory abdominal surgery to compare it with.

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I am new this? How long did you have to wait for approval from Tricare Prime?

Everything was faxed in today around noon.

I am hoping to still getschedualed for mid Aug. wishful thinking

thanks for yiur coments

Yes. Your primary doctor should be able to write your approval letter and do your weigh ins. Call Tricare and find out! You know military....if it can go awry, it will. Good luck.

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well on the website of tricare and via calls to them, i was told there is no waiting period. is it something your dr specifically requested? i did not have to wait the 6 months .

but i hope you hear something soon. keep us informed :)

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After talking to you guys I called tri care and they in fact told me they don't have a 6 month period.. But do require the proper documentation ... I have 5 months anyways so I'm going to go in Monday to talk to the coordinator to see if I can get it scheduled sooner... I'm hoping for End if September so I'll have family down and my husband here for it ( he leaves for drill field in October ) if not looks like I'll drive my daughter to Pa then come back down and try to find someone to take me.. Prayers would be much appreciated .. Hopefully it all works out as it should :)

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After talking to you guys I called tri care and they in fact told me they don't have a 6 month period.. But do require the proper documentation ... I have 5 months anyways so I'm going to go in Monday to talk to the coordinator to see if I can get it scheduled sooner... I'm hoping for End if September so I'll have family down and my husband here for it ( he leaves for drill field in October ) if not looks like I'll drive my daughter to Pa then come back down and try to find someone to take me.. Prayers would be much appreciated .. Hopefully it all works out as it should :)

Which Tricare do you have? I called Tricare 3 times in the last week & they all said that I have to have the 6 months of a supervised diet...I have Triwest. I wonder if it's different in different regions?

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@ Newbie I have Tricare Prime North, sorry to hear that u have the 6 month wait,have you checked it on their web site?

@xxoxo... Great news and I think you shoud be able to meet your sept time frame. My approval only took 2 days and from start to surgery it will only be 6 wks banding mon 13 Aug hubby had leave pre schedualed.

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I have tri-care prime north... So weird if it is different for each region. Ya I called and she just read what was on the Tricare website.. And I asked specifically about the wait time and he said there isn't one and nothing is stated about it. Going I talk to the surgeons coordinator on Monday so I'll let you know what thy say.

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So just talked to the surgeons coordinator and I do have to have the 6th month weight and bp check per Tricare .. She showed me her paperwork from Tricare which stated the req. an she said a lot of patients get denied without having it. Good news though.. They are going to Schedule my surgery before the insurance approval so I can get the date I need :) .. now just praying that after September's weight check I will be approved.

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So just talked to the surgeons coordinator and I do have to have the 6th month weight and bp check per Tricare .. She showed me her paperwork from Tricare which stated the req. an she said a lot of patients get denied without having it. Good news though.. They are going to Schedule my surgery before the insurance approval so I can get the date I need :) .. now just praying that after September's weight check I will be approved.

FYI, my surgeon's office showed me a form that said tricare had a 6 month wait. i went ahead and fulfilled all the pre op requirements and asked them to submit for approval. they approved.

make sure you stay on top of this for yourself. i found out to trust my insurance provider and myself. when i found out i switched case mgrs in that office to another.

to my knowledge, there is not a wait for tricare that i am aware of and back in march, i def was on the phone with tricare daily confirming this.

wishing you all the best.

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So just talked to the surgeons coordinator and I do have to have the 6th month weight and bp check per Tricare .. She showed me her paperwork from Tricare which stated the req. an she said a lot of patients get denied without having it. Good news though.. They are going to Schedule my surgery before the insurance approval so I can get the date I need :) .. now just praying that after September's weight check I will be approved.

So happy for you Heather! Well, my visit didn't go so well. He said that insurance probably will NOT cover me. :(

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So is that all the Doctor has to do is check your weight and blood pressure once a month for 6 months?

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I have tri care prime and my approval only took 3 days. good luck

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I went to see my PCM today to get my referral sent to tricare for the surgeon..she said she'd make sure to word it so it's approved the 1st time...I'm hoping that im approved! Any thoughts or encouragement is welcomed :)

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