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Hey everyone,

This may have been discussed before but for newer people I wanted to bring it up again...but I checked with my insurance company (Blue Shield) and if my doc writes a prescription for my Protein my insurance company will cover the cost. I dont know how long or how much but Im definitely going to be asking for a script when I see him tomorrow for my pre op. Whatever portion they're willing to cover is fine with me! It never hurts to ask right?

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My doctor has said that she does not write prescriptions for Protein Drinks, nor for Vitamins. I'm okay paying on my own, because I figure I will still be spending less than I spent on food before surgery (including many meals in restaurants).

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Saw my doctor yesterday and he said he didn’t know he could even do that. I talk to somebody at the insurance company so I know for a fact that it is true that they cover it. I think it will save me at least a couple hundred dollars

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I have BCBS Highmark and they will not cover it because it's considered a food product.

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I've never heard of insurance covering Protein. My surgeon wrote me a prescription for soft-chew Vitamins, but my insurance doesn't cover them, so I'm buying them out-of-pocket at GNC.

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