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As anyone with bc/bs federal been approved for

The sleeve yet? I feel like I've been waiting forever!!

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I was approved , it took 2 weeks !! The wait time passes soooo slowly,it does seem like it's forever !! lol

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Yes, I was approved quickly as well. I had already met our $5000 max out of pocket and they covered EVERYTHING!!

Feel free to ask any questions!!

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My req were:

1) 3 NUT visits (mine was over 3 mths)

2) 2yr documented weight from my PCP

3) Letter of medical necessity from PCP

4) Psych visit

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I made frequent calls to them to check on the approval process...they were always very helpful and telling me where it was in the stage of approval...they might tell you that you have a precertification # but just waiting on final approval.

Calling them also lets you know when your dr office submitted the paperwork. Sometimes you have everything turned in and it can be some time before your office turns it in because you have people in front of you.

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My req were the same as soccermom.

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I had to go through a:

6 month diet plan

Quit smoking

Psyc evaluation

Approved on July 12,2012

Surgery: July 23, 2012

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I have FEP BCBS Basic and my paperwork was submitted on June 25th and I was approved on June 29th. I could have had surgery in July but i opted to have it on Aug 30. If your paperwork has already been submitted, my suggested would be to call and ask the status.. Good Luck !

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