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Just wondering if anyone had any experience with getting an approval through FEP Blue. I have finished all of the requirements and my surgeons office is going to submit the request and curious as to what the turn around time is for the approval.

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I have FEPBLUE. I started this process a year ago. They told me then that I would have to stop smoking but did get not give me a timeline. Then after seeing the psychiatrist they mention they would have to quit smoking for six months which brought me to June. They approve the surgery July 1 and I will go in and August 29

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3 working days for me. However no official call or confirmation letter. I called insurance rep after 2 weeks of waiting and learned the good news.

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9 hours ago, WeeDee said:

I have FEPBLUE. I started this process a year ago. They told me then that I would have to stop smoking but did get not give me a timeline. Then after seeing the psychiatrist they mention they would have to quit smoking for six months which brought me to June. They approve the surgery July 1 and I will go in and August 29

I don't have the smoking issue to deal with which is nice. But I'm glad you got your approval!

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9 hours ago, Bari_KS said:

3 working days for me. However no official call or confirmation letter. I called insurance rep after 2 weeks of waiting and learned the good news.

That's awesome, hopefully mine is that quick!

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My turn around time was very quick. It was submitted either Monday afternoon or Tuesday morning, and by Friday (yesterday) I had been approved. Today I got a call from BCBS Federal nurse doing a quick "pre-op" touch basis. She said she will call the hospital and check on my the day of surgery, then call me once more a couple days later. Totally painless process for me! My surgery is in 10 or 11 days (scheduled for 11, but I was told they will probably move me up a day due to a cancellation the day before.

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