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Congrats and good luck! This is life-changing!

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Congrats and best wishes for a smooth surgery and a speedy recovery!

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Congrats! Awesome Valentines gift.

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I have BCBS of IL... when did your surgeon submit for approval? how long did it take for them to approve it?

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That wasn't very long at all! Congratulations!!!!! That is so exciting!!!

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Congrats!!!!!!

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And congratulations from me also, may your surgery grant you all you desire!

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Insurance companies tend to tell people submitting their documentation that it can take weeks for approval (they told me up to six weeks). My approval ended up taking only THREE business days. In fact, I was sitting in my primary's office and she just nonchalantly said, "Oh, did you know UnitedHealthCare approved your surgery?"

I guess UHC decided to let my primary before me!

So when UHC eventually called, I said, "Oh, that's old news. "

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Im scheduled for Feb 15th. Paperwork was submitted yesterday and received approval within 24 hours. BCBS.

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On 1/30/2019 at 10:38 PM, Harborgurl said:

Im scheduled for Feb 15th. Paperwork was submitted yesterday and received approval within 24 hours. BCBS.

See? For all those out there who think they'll have to wait forever for a decision, Harborgurl got an even faster turnaround than 3 days. The weekend messed me up. Paperwork in on Friday, approval granted on Monday. Primary contacted on Tuesday. I, of course, was the last to know!!

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I just got my call, I'm approved through BCBS !! My surgery date is 2/14 [emoji16][emoji16][emoji16] I'll be getting a VSG. [emoji119][emoji119][emoji119]
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That's wonderful news! Congratulations! Do you mind if I ask what kind of BCBS you have and what pre-requisites you had to satisfy?

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