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Hi, I have United Health Insurance (2017) but come 2018 I believe I will have BCBS of California. I'm wondering how this will affect my approval process and if my monthly visit will have been for nothing . I started in July and United requires a 6 month diet so my 6 months is December. If I get approved for

surgery quickly after my 6th visit, there's a SMALL chance I can do the surgery this year, which is best for deductible reasons but also highly unlikely I'll for it all in December. So most likely my surgery will be in January. Any advice? Thanks in advance.

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Call bcbs explain the situation and see if they will honor everything you had done thus far so that you stay on course

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I have BCBS-OHIO and I had to do a 6 months weight management program with my PCP. So I think as far as you having the 6 months already done it shouldn't be a problem with BCBS accepting it. Unless yours requires a 9 months but I highly doubt it.

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I'm in the same position, however after talking to the insurance specialist at the Bariatric center they told me that the 6 months requirement are very similar and will be valid for the next carrier. You'd most likely pick up where you left off. I'm going from bsbc to blue shield, and my 6th visit will be in beginning of December.


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