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My surgeon is submitting on Jun 13 so I am curious about other's experiences and how long it took for anthem to approve or deny them.

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I have Highmark but it had to process through Anthem since I was having surgery in VA, and it took 3 days.

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I have highmark as well and mine was submitted I hope to think June 3rd when I called for my barium swallow report. I was told they would contact my insurance for approval, they already confirmed it would pay 90% of the removal and revision surgeries. So, I am anticipatingly (if such a word) waiting! I would like to make preparations and like others start my liver shrinking diet. I was told to even do the liver shrinking diet for the removal of my lapband!#stillwaitingapprovalinTN

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Back with an update. It was submitted Weds the 19th of June and approved this morning!

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I had my final weigh in with my primary on Tuesday, June 19th and my surgeon had the approval by my appointment on Friday, June 21st. I received the letter in the mail for approval the next day. I have Highmark BCBS. I was surprised how quick it was approved. I have VSG scheduled July 8th. Just started liquid diet today.

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