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I know there have been posts about this before, but nothing recently. What’s the turn around time for BCBS Federal? My paperwork was sent in last week, and now I’m playing the waiting game.

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Insurance standard is 30 days. Again its all dependent upon the clinicians workload & the number cases to be reviewed.

Good luck.

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My paperwork was sent to BCBS Fed on Friday. Hopefully we hear something soon [emoji4]




Good luck!! Mine was submitted on Thursday, and I called today to see if BCBS received it. They said no, they haven’t received it, so I’m checking back with my doctors office.


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I have Federal BCBS. Paperwork submitted March 19th, approved April 2nd.




Congratulations!! Did you call and check with them or wait for the approval letter?


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Congratulations!! Did you call and check with them or wait for the approval letter?




I called to check. Previously, I called on 3/27 and they told me that the Nurse has 15 days to review the submission and it was still under review at that time.


HW: 321
CW: 278
GW: 180
Sleeve scheduled: 5/10/18

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Congrats Luckis32!! Thanks for the info, I’m trying to patiently wait for an approval. How did you find out that you were approved?

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Congrats Luckis32!! Thanks for the info, I’m trying to patiently wait for an approval. How did you find out that you were approved?


Hi, I called the insurance co to find out. I also later this afternoon received an email from my Patient Advocate at the Dr. ‘s office letting me know that I’m approved.


HW: 321
CW: 278
GW: 180
Sleeve scheduled: 5/10/18

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I know there have been posts about this before, but nothing recently. What’s the turn around time for BCBS Federal? My paperwork was sent in last week, and now I’m playing the waiting game.


I'm playing the waiting game with bcbs fed as well! It seems like it's taking them FOREVER!

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I know there have been posts about this before, but nothing recently. What’s the turn around time for BCBS Federal? My paperwork was sent in last week, and now I’m playing the waiting game.


Just a heads up, I called BCBS fed today and they said if paperwork gets sent AFTER Tuesday it takes a week for them to get it in the system!! So out of the 30 days, it takes them 5-7 days to get it put into their system!!


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Thanks for calling!! I was about to call myself lol! I’m debating if I should try and call Friday to see if they got my paperwork or wait till Monday. I’m kinda worried about my approval. I didn’t have any dr apts in 2016. I had one dec 2015 and so my drs office said it should still be fine but I’m pretty worried. Originally they had said I needed at least one dr visit per year for the last two years.

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Called today to check on my pre-determination and found out I was approved!! Less than 1 day after receiving my paperwork!! My doctor won’t schedule surgery until the official letter comes in, but it’s happening!!!


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That’s awesome Byefelicia congrats!! I actually got a call from my Drs office that I was approved today too!!!

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