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hi, was wondering if anyone has anything good or bad to say about anthem blue cross california ppo. i have all my pre ops done and should have the paperwork sent to them today or tomorrow. hoping its not to bad and that theres not too many hoops to jump through. kinda anxious.

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Hi, I have that same insurance. As long as your employers health plan covers it, they should be pretty easy to deal with. I heard back from them pretty quickly :)

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thats good to hear, according to everything it should be covered. guess ill have to wait and see. thx

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I have the same insurance they sent mine in on the 21st and I called today I got approved on the 24th now waiting to see my sugeon

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thx, and congrats on your approval.

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I have Anthem BCBS of California too. Information was sent in on 1/9, and I was APPROVED today! Yes, it took them awhile longer than the surgeon's insurance coordinator thought it should, but I've been so thrilled since I got the call that I don't care.

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thats awsome. at least it was approved ;0)

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Exactly! With no hassle!

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hi' date=' was wondering if anyone has anything good or bad to say about anthem blue cross california ppo. i have all my pre ops done and should have the paperwork sent to them today or tomorrow. hoping its not to bad and that theres not too many hoops to jump through. kinda anxious.[/quote']

I have anthem BC as well. Has anyone applied with a BMI under 40 with the co-morbidity requirement? I was wondering what sort of success they had and what co-morbidity were accepted.

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hi, was wondering if anyone has anything good or bad to say about anthem blue cross california ppo. i have all my pre ops done and should have the paperwork sent to them today or tomorrow. hoping its not to bad and that theres not too many hoops to jump through. kinda anxious.

Hi, I have Anthem BCBS Florida. I'm courious to know the answer to your question. I hope you get approve keep us posted on your approval my info should be submitted w/in the next week. Good luck again on your approval :)

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breanna, not sure i think it all depends on your what your plan is. i do have a co worker that had a bmi under 40 and co-morbidity of slight sleep apnea. they denied him because his sleep apnea was slight. he is trying to fight it though. best thing to do would be call your insurance and ask them. good luck. my3kids4life, im still waiting to hear back, this waiting sucks. good luck to you also on your approval.

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What was the process you underwent for pre ops in order to get your insurance to approve? Do you contact the surgeon, then does the surgeon perform tests such as sleep apnea, etc. and then make the recommendation for surgery? I'm considering having the sleeve done but still need to find a surgeon in San Diego, Ca and go from there. I hope everything works out for you. Having your insurance approved is a big step! :)

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so i called anthem this morning when i got off work and talked to an associate and she told me i wasnt in the system at all. i just figured there was a hold up somewhere and id attempt to show some patience for a couple more days. got a call two hours later from my dr. office saying i was approved and set up my pre op class and a tentative surgery date of the 26th or 27th. so i guess im approved ;D guess ill have to give anthem a call in the morning and double check everything is a go, kinda weird the way the went down. breaza, research a bariatrics office in your area you want to go to and they will have a seminar where theyll go over requirements, explain the process and answer any questions you have. most employee insurance plans cover and require different things so this is the best way to go about it. good luck ;0)

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Whoot whoot!!! Dustdog77 I'm glad to hear the GREAT NEWS keep us post as you begin the next steps to a healthier you :)

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