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I had no idea who to use for mine so I asked my surgeon if they had someone they worked with. He gave me three referrals and I was able to schedule an appointment from there. (Just an idea if you haven’t already tried that)

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I had no idea who to use for mine so I asked my surgeon if they had someone they worked with. He gave me three referrals and I was able to schedule an appointment from there. (Just an idea if you haven’t already tried that)
I've asked. They said to go on my insurance website. I did but noone does psych evaluations. I asked if they could look at someone who has the same insurance I do and see who they used. Hopefully I get something back tomorrow. My surgeon has his own psychologist that does them but they don't accept my insurance. I'm getting really frustrated cause if I don't get it done soon I probably won't be able to get the surgery date I want.

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My insurance (Aetna) would not cover it regardless who I went to, it was an out of pocket expense. My surgeons office informed me that would happen. Maybe it is just an Illinois thing, but they told me most plans don’t cover that portion. I also have a really good Aetna plan.

I think it was $300 for the evaluation.

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My insurance (Aetna) would not cover it regardless who I went to, it was an out of pocket expense. My surgeons office informed me that would happen. Maybe it is just an Illinois thing, but they told me most plans don’t cover that portion. I also have a really good Aetna plan.
I think it was $300 for the evaluation.
Mine will pay for it. I just need to find someone that does it. It's driving me insane. I could use theirs but it'll be about $150 for the session. I might just have to suck it up and pay it. [emoji849]

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I keep reading similar stories and I just feel like I'm so lucky to have the program in my area that I joined. It's completely comprehensive and they have most things in-house, or if not, they definitely send you somewhere. They even have a little store with Vitamins and shakes and low calorie stuff right there too.

I'm sorry you're having a rough time of it :(

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I keep reading similar stories and I just feel like I'm so lucky to have the program in my area that I joined. It's completely comprehensive and they have most things in-house, or if not, they definitely send you somewhere. They even have a little store with Vitamins and shakes and low calorie stuff right there too.

I'm sorry you're having a rough time of it [emoji20]
That sounds awesome! I wish mine was like that!!

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I did mine online. I think it was called bariatric evaluations. I had to pay out of pocket and it was $150 dollars. Was super easy, they do it over the phone. Good luck!

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None of the providers on my insurance list (BCBS) did bariatric psych evals, so I had to pay $200 for the one recommended by my surgeon. Just had to bite the bullet and get it done.

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God Bless Medicare/Ohio Medicaid because one of them covered mine, never was billed for even a co-pay. All that might be Silver Cougar power!

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God Bless Medicare/Ohio Medicaid because one of them covered mine, never was billed for even a co-pay. All that might be Silver Cougar power!
I have medicaid and they cover it.. I just can't find anyone to do it. Ughh!

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Check with them, my son got a booklet with approved providers in it, never gave me one, maybe only one to a household? If all else fails call them or you have an HMO through them , call those 0people. Tomkitten has Caresource, I have a more Traditional form called Medicaid for Qualified Medicare Recipients, his covers 99,9% of things , mine because of Medicare Part D and all has a bunch of co- pays. As an example TK and I were both prescribed the same medication, same dosage, his was FREE,, mine. was NOT covered, had to pay $26 over the counter. If it hadn't said on the bottle " Don't share medication with others" the standard warning, I would have taken his and saved my 💰 money. Ah but I am honest, did it the right way, and someone gained the profit, wasn't ME.

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