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So after calling insurance all week- it looks like my pre-auth was originally submitted without a procedure code, and with the incorrect date?

It does show approval for one day inpatient, but it is for a date next year? So the rep I talked to said they have to resubmit with the correct day and ask for two days instead of one.

The insurance coordinator is not in the office today-- I feel like I am doing a ton of leg work that should be her job-- the things that were missing were pretty basic and how did they have the day wrong? ????????. Crazy--

So I think I am approved, but they need to resubmit! Ugh!!!! I am calling Monday Morning when she is back in the office!

Frustrated---

I know it can be very frustrating. After I made the decision to get gastric bypass surgery, it took almost three months to even get the paperwork submitted! My pcp and her MA kept holding things up because neither one knew what papers they needed to fill out. I'm the one who looked up the information, after calling my insurance company, which is what they should have done. I actually wrote down the website where the instructions for bariatric surgery was so they could get started. That's after I changed my pcp for not starting the paperwork after three weeks. The current pcp I have is on her third MA that I know of. It was so frustrating!! I had to call multiple times a day because they would never return my calls. Finally, thank God, the head nurse (I believe) took on my case, because I had been through so much. And she's been wonderful. I still get impatient because she's so busy it's hard to get in touch with her, but I know she's got my back. Now, I am literally waiting for my approval.

So don't give up. Keep pushing. Keep pressing. You are your strongest advocate. You will make it! ????

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I should be having mine in September. Anyone else getting nervous?

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How has it been ?

The liquid diet? Better than I expected. The first 3-4 days were the worst. It's getting better now. The hardest part is I'm a mom and I'm still prepping food for everyone else. Temptation everywhere! But I'm motivated by making sure my stomach and liver are the best they can be for my surgery in 9 days!

Edited by Adi12982

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I should be having mine in September. Anyone else getting nervous?

I'm excited! A little nervous but mostly excited and happy.

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My sister and I are having surgery in Mexico on the 25th! I'm super nervous but she is so calm about it!

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I received an approval letter today, but it lists 8/24/2016 as the anticipated date of service like the rep in the phone told me on Friday.

I am not exactly sure what this means-- so yeah for approval, but might need more paperwork to change the date?

I still think this is good news!

** the date issue has been corrected! All good to go- now just to wait!! Ugh!

Edited by TMG1980TMG

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Surgery tomorrow at 2pm.....thank god because I'm starving to death on this diet!!!!!! It has taken alot of mental strength to push thru, I'm exhausted!

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Surgery tomorrow at 2pm.....thank god because I'm starving to death on this diet!!!!!! It has taken alot of mental strength to push thru, I'm exhausted!

so exciting!!????????

How are feeling? Besides hungry and tired that is!!

I hope the passes quickly until tomorrow morning!

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@@CHLOE12 I am definitely getting nervous. I have about three weeks left, so I've been channeling that into preparing — getting my leave paperwork in order at work, ordering Protein, getting my apartment super clean, etc. I'm planning pretty soon to clean out my fridge and food cabinets of things that aren't on my plan. And putting my Proteins, blender, supplements, etc all in order and easily accessible. I might make some kind of chart so I can check off all my meds and Vitamins since they have to be taken at different times. I find this all calming because I'm doing what I can to make things easier for myself instead of focusing on all the worries I can't control!

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Good idea I will use that to help. Thanks for the help.

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Surgery tomorrow at 2pm.....thank god because I'm starving to death on this diet!!!!!! It has taken alot of mental strength to push thru, I'm exhausted!

Congratulations! I'm excited for you! Keep us posted!

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Add me on Facebook Jenae Wiley ofallon illinois :)

Hi! I want to add you as a friend on fb. There are two Jenae Wileys and it says she is from Peoria Illinois.

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My Dr. wants to schedule me for the end of September. I'm still on the fence...

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