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I have UHC I have not contacted the insurance but the Dr. Assistant has. But now I have read several times that UHC requires you have surgery at Center of Excellence my question. How do i know if the Dr and hospital are that I am seeing? Will I be denied my surgery for not going to the Center of Excellence. ( the Dr. Works out of a large hospital here).

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So to answer your question generally yes you will be denied if you are required to go to a Coe and the hospital isn't also you can generally just Google your hospital and find out

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I have UHC I have not contacted the insurance but the Dr. Assistant has. But now I have read several times that UHC requires you have surgery at Center of Excellence my question. How do i know if the Dr and hospital are that I am seeing? Will I be denied my surgery for not going to the Center of Excellence. ( the Dr. Works out of a large hospital here).
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I used to work there so im very familiar with the benefits. Typically they may either deny you or if they approve the surgery and if the facility is not a COE, they may pay but at a lower benefit level. You can call the member services line and confirm. They should be able to provide you with the BRS customer service line and they can tell you which facilities in your area are considered a COE. Your doctor should be able to tell you as well.


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I have UHC Choice and was required to call them myself and I am glad i did. They appointed me a bariatric nurse that will be there to answer all my questions as well check on me after surgery. I did have to go to a COE and they gave me the numbers of places close to me. They also told me all of my requirements a head of time so i knew what to expect before I even called to Center to make an appointment.

You want to go to a COE anyhow because they specialize in weight loss surgery. So you know you are in good hands:)

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