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I’m at 35 BMI and my only co-morbidity is sleep apnea. All of my blood work is fine. My liver scan was fine. I’m not sure I’ll be approved....thoughts?

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According to the bariatric surgery policy of my medical insurance company (GEHA/United Healthcare):

"clinically severe significant obstructive sleep apnea defined as an AHI >= 30 documented within prior 2 years"

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Yeah. I’m not hopeful. My results came back mild.

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On 2/19/2018 at 3:53 PM, ElseeG said:

Yeah. I’m not hopeful. My results came back mild.

Any updates on this? Did they approve you?

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I was 38 BMI with sleep apnea and was approved. Hope this worked out for you!


HW 242, SW 236- (Bypass 12/20/17)
GW#1- 199 [emoji736] (2/11/18)
GW#2- 175
CW 189
5’6”

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4 hours ago, BostonWLKC said:

I was 38 BMI with sleep apnea and was approved. Hope this worked out for you!


HW 242, SW 236- (Bypass 12/20/17)
GW#1- 199 [emoji736] (2/11/18)
GW#2- 175
CW 189
5’6”

Alas. No insurance coverage, so going the self pay route. Surgery is Monday!!!

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17 hours ago, GizzlyKitten said:

Any updates on this? Did they approve you?

Thanks for checking in! I decided to travel from NY to Dallas as self pay. It will cost $11,200. I have no co-morbidities, so trying to get insurance to cover it was futile. I’m so excited!!!

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Great! Good luck!


HW 242, SW 236- (Bypass 12/20/17)
GW#1- 199 [emoji736] (2/11/18)
GW#2- 175
CW 188
5’6”

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