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When I had Anthem they required 6 months. My job switched insurances to bcbstx they didn't require a medically supervised diet but my company required me to complete 10 weeks of Naturally Slim.

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6 months. I have AmeriHealth. I lost about 20lbs during that period.

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6 monthly diet visits (which if done correctly, can be completed in a little over 4 months...it's about timing...lol). I have United Healthcare Choice Plus, but it's an employer self-insured plan...which means my employer made the 6 months requirement a thing, not UHC (I think they have a more general policy). I say this because you may have the same insurance as someone else, but if you get your insurance through your employer, your policy may be vastly different.

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On 6/20/2020 at 10:33 AM, TexasHeathen said:

I have United Healthcare Choice with Surgery Plus and I rattled off all the diets and programs I’ve tried over the last decade and didn’t really have a diet to follow for approval of the sleeve, but I met with a nutritionist once a month for three months while knocking out my other requirements and we just discussed the preop and post op diet phases. It was so easy. Started in January and was originally scheduled for Apr 1st. I feel a bit guilty for those who need the surgery more severely and have to fight and appeal.

I was looking for info on UHC Choice Plus and discovered you and I are like twins in every way lol. UHC Choice Plus, 5'5, 244 lbs, Texas. 🤣

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I am just curious---Did your insurance require a medially supervised diet of 3 months or 6 months? Which insurance do you have?
TIA!

My insurance requires 3 months of supervised weight loss, a psych evaluation, and physical.

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3 months

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3 months I have Horizon BCBS

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