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I just got my insurance approval for surgery on January 7! Anyone else around that time?

My surgeon is Dr. Eric Sommer at the New York Bariatric Group. I'll be having my surgery at Hudson Valley Hospital Center.

For other pre-oppers that are curious: I have UHC Oxford Freedom PPO. They approved me in 24 hours. I have a BMI of 53, no comorbitites.

My insurance required:

  • 6 Months Weight Loss Program with Doctor (no diet, I just weighed in)
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • BMI > 40 with no comorbidities or >35 comorbidities.

My bariatric center required:

  • Cardiac Clearance
  • Pulmonary Clearance
  • Mental Health Clearance
  • Dietary Evaluation
  • sleep Study
  • Endoscopy

After Approval:

  • PCP Clearance
  • 2 Hour Bariatric Class

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Congrats ????????

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Congrats!

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insurance approval

@@vsgredesignme

24 hr turnaround from insurance :o

holy moly

how cool is that :)

glad things went so well :)

no big deal jumps through all those horrible hoops

they must have realized you are something special :) ;)

yet another happy, smiley face to become one of the newest members to sleeveland :)

can't wait to meet you :)

you are on your way to a healthier, happier, longer life :)

great way to bring in 2015!!!

kathy

congrats

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That's awesome congratulations!

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Such wonderful news! There is a high that you get after you learn you've been approved that you just can't describe.

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I had my last appt with the Dr and dietician today. They will call me when the insurance company approves or denies me. They told me it would probably take 1-2 weeks to hear from insurance. I wanted them to try to do surgery in December because my deductible has been met for this year. I might end up having to wait until January. If I get approved my surgery date should be close to yours.

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I just got my insurance approval for surgery on January 7! Anyone else around that time?

My surgeon is Dr. Eric Sommer at the New York Bariatric Group. I'll be having my surgery at Hudson Valley Hospital Center.

For other pre-oppers that are curious: I have UHC Oxford Freedom PPO. They approved me in 24 hours. I have a BMI of 53, no comorbitites.

My insurance required:

  • 6 Months Weight Loss Program with Doctor (no diet, I just weighed in)
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • BMI > 40 with no comorbidities or >35 comorbidities.

My bariatric center required:

  • Cardiac Clearance
  • Pulmonary Clearance
  • Mental Health Clearance
  • Dietary Evaluation
  • sleep Study
  • Endoscopy

After Approval:

  • PCP Clearance
  • 2 Hour Bariatric Class

Quick questions did you lose or gain during 6 month?

Edited by Stephanie Salsera Perrott

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I only lost a net of 5lb in my 6 month pre-op. I kept yo-yoing.

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I just started my process with Dr Sommer.... I felt the office was warm and friendly.. How did everything go?.. Did you have to do a preopt diet?

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