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I am stressing myself out about losing too much weight and being rejected. My insurance requires a BMI of 40 to be considered. Mine is currently 47.5. I have a 3 month diet, and if I lose more that 40 pounds my BMI is going to drop to 39. I am so worried that I will have gone through this for nothing. 3 days into my diet and I am already down 3 pounds. Not complaining, I want to lose as much as possible for surgery to reduce lose skin and build good eating/exercise diets NOW rather than post op,

I am just so stressed thinking that I could possibly lose too much. Is this possible? Has this ever happened to any one? I have aetna.

Side note: I do not have any obesity related diseases so the need for surgery is based solely off my BMI.

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My surgeon did put my most recent weight on my submittal to insurance. I didn't lose too much in those 2 months though so I was about 41 BMI at time of submitting.

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I was also worried about it because I was on the cusp of 40 BMI. My doctor told me that insurance looks at your original BMI as the qualifying BMI. I was approved even though my BMI dipped down to 39.5 after the supervised diet.

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The first weigh in is what they go by or should be going by. I wouldn't worry.

@kins117 I'm surprised they submitted your current. Did they say that in the beginning of your program?

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They usually go by your recent documented w dr ... I was worried about that too because I'm right at 40 BMI.. before losing .. because tend to below 40 when I try to lose weight even 5 or 10 pounds..
I've been diagnosed w sleep apnea & now fluctuating high blood pressure.. that's what caused me to look into the sleeve surgery


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I am stressing myself out about losing too much weight and being rejected. My insurance requires a BMI of 40 to be considered. Mine is currently 47.5. I have a 3 month diet, and if I lose more that 40 pounds my BMI is going to drop to 39. I am so worried that I will have gone through this for nothing. 3 days into my diet and I am already down 3 pounds. Not complaining, I want to lose as much as possible for surgery to reduce lose skin and build good eating/exercise diets NOW rather than post op,
I am just so stressed thinking that I could possibly lose too much. Is this possible? Has this ever happened to any one? I have aetna.
Side note: I do not have any obesity related diseases so the need for surgery is based solely off my BMI.



I would say call your insurance provider and ask.
Or ask your doctors office, I am sure they have encountered this before.
Last option, don't loose too much weight before surgery [emoji6]



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I was also worried about it because I was on the cusp of 40 BMI. My doctor told me that insurance looks at your original BMI as the qualifying BMI. I was approved even though my BMI dipped down to 39.5 after the supervised diet.


That's a relief to hear!!! I am so worried about it


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I would say call your insurance provider and ask.
Or ask your doctors office, I am sure they have encountered this before.
Last option, don't loose too much weight before surgery [emoji6]





I talked to my patient advocate and she said it shouldn't be a problem but I am still worried about it ya know? Maybe I should call my insurance. I guess worst case scenario I can lose as little as I can. I don't have a certain number that I have to lose I just have to lose. So I hoping that I can lose as much as I can and still be approved.


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