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I know this thread is older, but I’m waiting on approval from BCBS Fep. My information was submitted to the insurance company for approval on Tuesday. I’m waiting on a decision. I am wondering where on the insurance website you can see the information. I have the app and can also log in online but I can’t seem to figure out where I should be looking. There’s a message center and a Notification Center. Would it be in one of those two places once it’s approved? TIA for any info you may be able to give me!!
FepBlue has a 3 month of nutrition counseling requirement plus all recommended consults. Had my first surgeon appt May 20, had surgery Sept 4. Once submitted for approval, it took less than a week for them to let my doc know I was approved, and I got a letter by 2 weeks. I never found my approval in the web page... only from a letter.

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tomorrow will be my final consult before surgery (oct 14th) and they will submit tomorrow so I will let you guys know how long it currently takes... how had the sleeve and who had rny? just currious

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I believe it took about a month to get my approval. I had the gastric sleeve.

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I had a quick turnaround w/insurance. It didn't take long to get approval for the hospital stay. In fact, my overall bill was SURPRISINGLY low. I had RNY, and w/corona, they were very flexible. I got a letter in the mail (along with all the stupid EOB.. ugh) for my approval. I never saw anything on the app or online.

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3 working days after surgeon's paperwork was submitted to FEP Blue. However no official call or confirmation letter. Nothing on their website/portal. I called insurance rep after 2 weeks of waiting and learned the good news.

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I checked after a week and was approved for out patient only. Not sure if that's something new or just because of covid. My surgeon has never had a patient go home the same day. That has me concerned because I wasn't expecting outpatient surgery.

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