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I have have been waiting for almost a year for this process to start. I had my first appointment with my surgeon on January 2nd and it went well. My doctor has scheduled the following appointments.

01/28/2020 Physiological Evaluation

02/03/2020 Endoscopy

02/06/2020 Nutrition Visit

02/06/2020 Diet Visit

02/12/2020 Exercise Evaluation

02/18/2019 Pre-Op Classes

The insurance coordinator said as soon as I am done with the Exercise Evaluation they will submit to insurance for approval they said this could take from a few hours to a few weeks to get it back. I have Blue Cross I hope the turn around time will be short. Once insurance approves me they said surgery would be scheduled for 3 weeks after the approval. Thankfully my insurance has no waiting time or mandated diet before surgery. Has anyone else had things move this fast? I am not going to lie I am getting nervous/excited at how fast its all going.

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I did - although only because I did my required six-month supervised diet BEFORE I was accepted into the bariatric program (my insurance company required a supervised diet sometime within the previous two years, so they accepted the one I had).

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I did i paid cash and all done in less then 2 weeks! My insurance does not cover WLS

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Everything moved extremely fast for me. I started the process in December 2018 and had surgery the following August. I have two insurances and paid ZERO for my surgery and my Vitamins are all covered as well. Everything happens for a reason, trust the process.

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11 minutes ago, AJ Tylo said:

I did i paid cash and all done in less then 2 weeks! My insurance does not cover WLS

I am very thankful that my insurance will be paying a large part of it.

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It's a weird time warp phenomenon...the time c-r-a-w-l-s while you are going through the approval process. Then it goes into hyperdrive, and they call you and give you a surgery date that is WAAAAY sooner than you expect. So sit down, fasten your seatbelt, and get ready to enjoy the ride!

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2 hours ago, Thenewguy said:

I have have been waiting for almost a year for this process to start. I had my first appointment with my surgeon on January 2nd and it went well. My doctor has scheduled the following appointments.

01/28/2020 Physiological Evaluation

02/03/2020 Endoscopy

02/06/2020 Nutrition Visit

02/06/2020 Diet Visit

02/12/2020 Exercise Evaluation

02/18/2019 Pre-Op Classes

The insurance coordinator said as soon as I am done with the Exercise Evaluation they will submit to insurance for approval they said this could take from a few hours to a few weeks to get it back. I have Blue Cross I hope the turn around time will be short. Once insurance approves me they said surgery would be scheduled for 3 weeks after the approval. Thankfully my insurance has no waiting time or mandated diet before surgery. Has anyone else had things move this fast? I am not going to lie I am getting nervous/excited at how fast its all going.

I feel the same way!!!! My insurance doesn't require a waiting period either and I'm toooo excited! I'm kinda disappointed that the soonest psych appointment is March 3rd, so my paperwork will have to wait to be submitted til then..but I'm excited and I hope it all goes well! Good luck to you!!!!

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4 minutes ago, JRT Mom said:

It's a weird time warp phenomenon...the time c-r-a-w-l-s while you are going through the approval process. Then it goes into hyperdrive, and they call you and give you a surgery date that is WAAAAY sooner than you expect. So sit down, fasten your seatbelt, and get ready to enjoy the ride!

Literally crawls! lol Even though I literally just had my first consult 12/31/19...it seems like my other appointments are taking foreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeever to come!

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35 minutes ago, AJ Tylo said:

I did i paid cash and all done in less then 2 weeks! My insurance does not cover WLS

GOALS! I'm too poor for that though lol

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Trust me was not happy cashing out for a surgery but i looked at it this way - Can not take it with you and if i keep going the way i am going to be in a ern Real fast

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From my first call to my doctor to his consult visit to day of surgery was 35 days.. because he was on vacation the week before LOLOL.. I paid cash, my insurance didnt cover it, but it was the best move i have ever made.

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3 hours ago, AJ Tylo said:

Trust me was not happy cashing out for a surgery but i looked at it this way - Can not take it with you and if i keep going the way i am going to be in a ern Real fast

SO true! I pondered on it, then found out that my insurance does cover it. That made me happy because I really don't think I have any other option financially.

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@Thenewguy hey I meant to ask, what is the exercise evaluation?

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I am not sure what the exercise evaluation is.

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Just now, Thenewguy said:

I am not sure what the exercise evaluation is.

Where are you from?

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