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Anyone had/having their surgery at John Hopkins Sibley Memorial in DC using GEHA through United HealthCare?

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I had surgery at Sibley, but not through United Health Care. I had CIGNA, and the Dr. Lamond advocated with them on my behalf to get them to cover my surgery, which they initially denied. By the way, Dr. Lamond is amazing and I enthusiastically recommend her (and her entire staff) !!

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Thank you!!! I love Dr. Lamond and her staff. My paperwork was submitted today. I'm trying to see what people with GEHA (UHC) paid as their out of pocket expense. Considering switching insurance in Oct/Nov during federal open enrollment. I know people who used FepBlue and paid $250.

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Hi! I realize that I don’t have all the details here, but want to share some thoughts as a Fed too.

If you change insurance this open season, your new plan won’t start until January. Also, I’m thinking you’ll have to start over with the all the pre-auth stuff because you’ll have a new company with new rules. FEP Blue is BC/BS and I was told they require 6 months of dieting prior to surgery. UHC doesn’t. At least not for me. I suggest checking it out beforehand. Plan coverage differs within the fed gov (I’m VA). If this isn’t an issue for you then, great!

Good luck and stay healthy!

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