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Hello, so today my paperwork was sent to insurance!! Yay!![emoji4]

I do have some questions for people with the same insurance:

How long was your wait for approval? Did you have any problems? Also I have met my deductible and I'm in TX, does anyone know how much the cost of surgery was? If you have any more information to share please do.

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I also have BCBS Federal, Basic Option. I do not have a deductible, so didn't have to worry about that. I had my surgery at The Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio and between the cost of surgeons, surgery center, procedure, hospital stay, etc. I believe it was around $70,000 ($20K for doctors, $50K for everything else).

It took approximately 2 weeks to hear back after paperwork was submitted. Good Luck!

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It took about a week to 10 days to hear back on my approval. I also have basic option and no deductible just copay for hospital, surgeon, anesthesiologist etc.

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Thank you all! I'm excited and ready.[emoji4]

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I have BCBS FEP and I heard within 5 days of submission that I had been approved. I had surgery at a Center of Excellence. I already met my deductible also. Once I got approval I talked with someone at BCBS customer service and they confirmed what I would have to pay up front upon admittance on surgery day. Part of my pre-surgery brief a coordinator from the hospital called to confirm what I had to pay.

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I have BCBS FEP and I heard within 5 days of submission that I had been approved. I had surgery at a Center of Excellence. I already met my deductible also. Once I got approval I talked with someone at BCBS customer service and they confirmed what I would have to pay up front upon admittance on surgery day. Part of my pre-surgery brief a coordinator from the hospital called to confirm what I had to pay.

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Thank you so much, this is really helpful :)

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@@Renkoss I have basic as well and having my surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in a couple of weeks. Do you remember what your out of pocket costs where when all said and done?

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@@Renkoss I have basic as well and having my surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in a couple of weeks. Do you remember what your out of pocket costs where when all said and done?

My out of pocket costs were minimal. Only thing I had to pay for were the copays for the visits with the Psychologist so far. I did not have any out of pocket costs on hospital because they use the Bariatric Institute floor for your stay in the hospital.

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