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Today I had my first session for 6 month documentation for sleeve. The doctor office was unclear really how blue cross would treat the process. My lap and was done under my old insurance but the sleeve would be under blue cross. They have a one lifetime approval. I talked to them they stated it should be approved. I hope so as I press on.

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I have BCBSMS. I would think that they would cover the sleeve since they would only be approving that 1. They also have a 90-day bariatric program. 4 meetings with the nutritionist and 4 with the surgeon. I just signed my final clearance papers with the surgeon yesterday and am just waiting to hear from their office on a date. Good luck to you.

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I have Horizon BCBS and I have one more nutritional class on Monday then hopefully they’ll submit all of my documentation to my insurance provided abs everything goes through. I think this whole process is more stressful than the surgery!

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On 11/17/2020 at 1:41 PM, Cherie04 said:

I have BCBSMS. I would think that they would cover the sleeve since they would only be approving that 1. They also have a 90-day bariatric program. 4 meetings with the nutritionist and 4 with the surgeon. I just signed my final clearance papers with the surgeon yesterday and am just waiting to hear from their office on a date. Good luck to you.

Hi did you ever get your date and how long did it take after you signed your surgical consents?

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Thanks so much for your responses. I’m scheduled to have the lapband removed January 11th. So glad hopefully it will stop complications I had with it. I’m going through the process have met with the nutritionist twice and have 1 with surgeon. He did tell me he would wait 2 months after the removal before doing the other surgery. Looks like I won’t have mine until June.

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