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Does Tricare require a number of monthly weight visits with your primary doctor before approval? I've heard both 3 and 6 months and seen on posts from 2012 in here they don't require either. When I called Tricare the man told me he didn't see a number listed.

And do they require Psychological evaluation as well. I've heard they dont.

Edited by Cherylw13

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I’m in Florida and have Tricare East. I had to complete a 2 month supervised diet, dietary education, and diet history. My first consult with my surgeon was 11/11/2020 they did include that visit as part of the supervised diet. Medical clearance by PCM 12/7/2020. My dietitian appointment was 12/8/2020. My second supervised visit was 12/10/2020 and everything was submitted to Tricare for approval 12/11/2020 which was approved 12/12/2020. I received a call for scheduling of my surgery date within a week. Preop diet started 12/22/2020. I ended up scheduling my WLS on 1/6/2021. I will be 1 week post op tomorrow ☺️

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