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Waiting on approval sucks!

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1 hour ago, touchdown22 said:

Waiting on approval sucks!

Nah... Finding out that bariatric surgery is specifically excluded is what sucks lol. rather buy me a new jetski with my $20K lol

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Wow. Ok. That definitely sucks.

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Waiting on approval sucks!
When was your letter submitted to insurance? Do you have basic or standard option? My FEP Blue Basic approved me in about 5days. Call them tomorrow, federal BCBS is very efficient. Goid luck.

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Submitted on 1/14. I have Basic. I’ll call tomorrow. This is good news.

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This is good news.


The real good news is the fact that Basic option pays $200 for a surgeon and $100 per night at the hospital. My VSG was considered outpatient (I stayed 23 hrs) so the total bill for surgery out of pocket was $300 only!

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14 hours ago, seadoo2021 said:

Nah... Finding out that bariatric surgery is specifically excluded is what sucks lol. rather buy me a new jetski with my $20K lol

I feel your $20k pain!

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I did my lap band via Fepblue and took the normal 3 month plus about a month for all to be approved from them. That was in 2011. Now I’m under Medicare first n Fepblue as secondary. They said once meet the Medicare requirement, they follow the copays etc. The removal of the surgery was pretty quick. Hope you got through ok.

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Reading about y’all’s experiences makes me hopefully! I have FEBBCBS basic and am almost done with the pre-op process (last appointment is June 6). I was worried I’d have to wait many weeks to get approval.

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I have BCBS Basic as an employee and was just approved! Was submitted last Monday and got a call about two hours ago so it took a week. Exciting!

ETA: I got a call from the insurance coordinator at the hospital, haven’t actually heard from BCBS yet.

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