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Ugh! I hate the waiting process. My Surgeons office submitted for prior authorization yesterday 02/20/23. I realize it has only been a day lol but I am wondering how long you all waited to get approved by your Insurance?

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I think it was about two weeks for me.

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I think it was about two weeks for me.

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I was told by my bariatric team nurse that it's normally a two week wait, and they would call me at that point to set up my surgery date. BCBS approved me within a week. So, I was surprised when the hospital nurse called me with check in day instructions and found my surgeon had already scheduled my surgery in 10 days.

So what normally would have been a 2 week wait for approval, then a 2 week pre-op diet turned into a Fastrack to surgery. My liver shrinking diet was shortened because of it which was OK with me and obviously OK by my doctor.

Good luck!

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It was quick for me - less than a month from consult to operation. I did have a friend that it took her almost 6 months because she was required to go through mental evaluation, as well as dietician appointments and liver shrinking diet for several months before, so idk if it’s the insurance or the doctor that makes the difference once approved?

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I have Fep BCBS and it took about a day and a half. They filled on a Monday morning and I had an answer by end of business on Tuesday.

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Thanks guys. My first consultation was December 15th 2023 and I had all my other visits between then and February 15th. Completed all the things my Insurance wanted me to do which really ahs been easy and not much at all. I am thankful for such a great Insurance policy and I know it will be approved I am just so ready to start the process. My Surgeon does not set a date for surgery until the authorization comes through, understandable. I am hoping I can get this done in March.

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Yay for approval so fast!! You'll have a surgery date in no time!!

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