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Aetna -- How Long For Approval Once Requirements Are Met And Paperwork Submitted By Office?



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Hi Everybody,

I'm hoping there are some AETNA Sleevers that wouldn't mind chiming in. My mandatory Aetna 90 day pre-op program will be completed on Nov 14. The office said they submit either that day or the say after. How long does it normally take for Aetna to give approval? Dr. Lavin said he will fit me in immediately even if his schedule is officially full. I'm just trying to get an idea of the time frame for Aetna to approve.

Thanks!

~Dana

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5 days? It was fast. Good luck!!

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My paperwork was submitted Thursday and I was approved Monday afternoon. I heard that Aetna is generally pretty good about responding.

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It was fast maybe a week good luck

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The girls in the office told me that it usually takes 10 days. I'm sure they tell patients that so that they have more leeway in how long it takes THEM to file it. Aetna has no grounds to deny me - I meet the BMI and co-morbidity requirement.

The reason I'm so anxious about rushing the surgery date is because I am supposed to go to NYC for Christmas with my in-laws and I've gained 50 pounds since I last saw them!! I was hoping to get some pounds off before I had to face them. :(

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