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Has anyone else used Found for prescription weight loss? And if so, were you able to obtain records to use as documentation of of failed weight loss with your insurance provider? I joined Found sometime last year and was prescribed Naltrexone and Wellbutrin to lose weight. Dr.s review your information and prescribe the medication and you're given a coach that hounds you daily. You do weekly weigh-ins and are given tasks and specific ways of eating based on whatever the coach decides you need to do. Needless to say, I used the "service" for about 3 months and made no real headway after spending $100 a month so I cancelled. Just wondering if that's enough, or am I going to have to do something else? My insurance guidelines state, "A thorough multidisciplinary evaluation within the previous 12 months which includes... documentation of failure of weight loss by medical management...", etc..

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Did you go somewhere to get your weight checked or just check it yourself? I say this because I had been talking about my weight with my psychologist for years and they said if he does not weigh me then it wouldn’t count. I’m only guessing that will be most companies concern. Ironically post COVID many people do their weigh ins virtually now but I still would anticipate that being an issue. Hopefully someone else has actual experience with this and can say for certain.

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I weighed myself and entered it in an app. There are no brick and mortar clinics to attend and they didn't require proof of my weight like photos of the scale, or the like. I completely understand the concern, but hopefully like you said, virtual weigh-ins have become standard and are now acceptable. Otherwise I guess I'm carting myself off to a weighloss clinic for a few more months. Was just hoping I didn't have to waste that time and money doing so.

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1 hour ago, Imwon Kaesurriahhh said:

I weighed myself and entered it in an app. There are no brick and mortar clinics to attend and they didn't require proof of my weight like photos of the scale, or the like. I completely understand the concern, but hopefully like you said, virtual weigh-ins have become standard and are now acceptable. Otherwise I guess I'm carting myself off to a weighloss clinic for a few more months. Was just hoping I didn't have to waste that time and money doing so.

Well I have my fingers crossed for you that it works. It’s so silly the insurance hoops anyways.

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I would ask your surgery center because they may know. You could also ask your insurance company, but you'll likely get a different answer each time you call...

I don't think the issue of weighing in person should matter, as none of my pre-surgery visits for my insurance were in person. But whether Found has been accepted by insurance is hard to know...

Good luck!

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53 minutes ago, lizonaplane said:

I would ask your surgery center because they may know. You could also ask your insurance company, but you'll likely get a different answer each time you call...

I don't think the issue of weighing in person should matter, as none of my pre-surgery visits for my insurance were in person. But whether Found has been accepted by insurance is hard to know...

Good luck!

It shouldn’t matter but it did for me. Even post COVID with virtual visits so it made no sense but according to the insurance coordinator they would not accept my psychologists very detailed documentation because he didn’t weigh me each month. He documented my weight but didn’t weigh me himself. I am hopping It’s different for the OP but this was my experience.

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