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Hi everyone I currently have Anthem Blue Cross *** and one of the requirements is "the individual must have serially documented active participation in a non-surgical weight reduction regimen for at least 6 continuous months, in the 2 years prior to surgery." So my question is can obgyn appointments count for this requirement cause in 2015 during my pregnancy i was considered obese while pregnant so my doctor had me just watch what I ate and he just weighed me every prenatal visit. I did sorta watched what I ate and ended up gaining about 5lbs throughout my pregnancy. Am I able to use this as my 6 month supervised diet? I'm just curious to see if anyone else has used there obgyn visits? I really dont want to do the 6 month diet cause i'm such an impatient person.

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Hey 2018 is 3 years from 2015. Knowing Anthem's devious little mind, and anyone who has dealt with them does, they probably will disallow it. That's why in Ohio we call them Anthem Doublecross.

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4 hours ago, Octobermommy3 said:

Hi everyone I currently have Anthem Blue Cross *** and one of the requirements is "the individual must have serially documented active participation in a non-surgical weight reduction regimen for at least 6 continuous months, in the 2 years prior to surgery." So my question is can obgyn appointments count for this requirement cause in 2015 during my pregnancy i was considered obese while pregnant so my doctor had me just watch what I ate and he just weighed me every prenatal visit. I did sorta watched what I ate and ended up gaining about 5lbs throughout my pregnancy. Am I able to use this as my 6 month supervised diet? I'm just curious to see if anyone else has used there obgyn visits? I really dont want to do the 6 month diet cause i'm such an impatient person.

No, you'll have to do the 6-month diet with your surgeon's office, sorry. No wiggle room with BCBS. Don't miss any appointments or you'll have to start over... not that I would know from personal experience or anything...

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I have Anthem. The 6 months can be with your primary dr. You do need to have an appointment every month and if you miss a month you have to start over. Make sure they are documenting that you discuss weight loss and diet and exercise.

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Hey 2018 is 3 years from 2015. Knowing Anthem's devious little mind, and anyone who has dealt with them does, they probably will disallow it. That's why in Ohio we call them Anthem Doublecross.
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They are not devious there are standards. People who want to go against their standards are the deviant ones. Follow the rules.


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Hi everyone I currently have Anthem Blue Cross *** and one of the requirements is "the individual must have serially documented active participation in a non-surgical weight reduction regimen for at least 6 continuous months, in the 2 years prior to surgery." So my question is can obgyn appointments count for this requirement cause in 2015 during my pregnancy i was considered obese while pregnant so my doctor had me just watch what I ate and he just weighed me every prenatal visit. I did sorta watched what I ate and ended up gaining about 5lbs throughout my pregnancy. Am I able to use this as my 6 month supervised diet? I'm just curious to see if anyone else has used there obgyn visits? I really dont want to do the 6 month diet cause i'm such an impatient person.

You are not ready for this most if not all of us had to go thru a process. What makes you think you would be any different. Patiences is virtue and you may want to work on developing or you will remain fat and unhealthy!!


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