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Calling all Cigna folks....did you have to do 6 months of Dr. supervised diets prior to approval????? I read on the policy that over a certain BMI you don't have to....but the surgeon's office coordinator told me there are no exceptions for Cigna.....what do you all think? Thanks, Tracy

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Calling all Cigna folks....did you have to do 6 months of Dr. supervised diets prior to approval????? I read on the policy that over a certain BMI you don't have to....but the surgeon's office coordinator told me there are no exceptions for Cigna.....what do you all think? Thanks, Tracy

[/quote I was told 6 months with Cigna, but to go to my doctor for a weigh -in every 25 days so it shaves a month off of the 6 months. My doctor just weighs me and takes my bp and then signs the form for that month. Hate the $30 copay but that's Cigna....I also could count an earlier visit when I told her I was going to attend an information seminar by the weight loss group.

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Yes, I did.

You could do a program such as Jenny Craig, or Weight Watchers and then go to your doctor once a month to review them with him/her and have him sign off.

Mainly because you need more than just your weight for it to work. You also need documentation of exercise AND food intake.

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Maybe each employer's plan is different. I did not have to show my doc any documentation of my diet. I just told him what I was doing as far as diet and excercise. He took very good notes and I weighed in and got my bp taken every month.

AniO

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I had to do the same as Anio. i saw the surgeon on thursday. I am awaiting approval.

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Hi again,

So one of you said that you had to have documentation on your exercise and food intake and a couple more of you didn't! Is either one a Cigna thing or the PCP thing or what???? Thanks, again! Tracy

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I have to have my PCP weigh me and take my bp every month for 6 months. My understanding is its a requirement for everyone with Cigna. You CAN go every 25 days and shave off a month which is what my weightloss group told me to do-----I thought that was brilliant.....

Hi again,

So one of you said that you had to have documentation on your exercise and food intake and a couple more of you didn't! Is either one a Cigna thing or the PCP thing or what???? Thanks, again! Tracy

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