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I finished all the requirements and they submitted it for approval late Tuesday afternoon. I called insurance yesterday and they have received it. One person said I can call Monday and they'd know something. Another one said call Thursday and they'd have an answer. I have BCBSTX PPO so I wonder which one it'll really take. Anyone else have any experience with this insurance?

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I have the same insurance and since your BMI is 40 there are no other requirements I bet they'll have your approval today. It won't hurt to call today. Good luck.

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I have BCBSIL PPO and it took a month. They approved it verbally within 3 days but couldn't fax my surgeon approval letter until their medical board released it which was an additional 3 weeks. Ridiculous.


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