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what is the criteria for medicare paying in NB?

(deactivated member)
on 7/11/09 6:38 pm - Canada
Hello, I have my first appt. with surgeon on wed. but am afraid I may not qualify, I weigh 197lbs. and am 5'2" with diabetes, and HBP, and cholesteral. Does anyone know if medicare will pay for this surgery?
jet03
on 7/11/09 7:45 pm - Canada
Hi,

If Dr Beausoleil approves you for surgery, medicare covers the costs. Good luck on your appointment.

Jet
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on 7/11/09 7:59 pm - Canada
But what is Dr. Beausoleil criteria for approval?
realmessy
on 7/12/09 2:21 am - Canada
What is your BMI?  You can figure that out on this site here somewhere - Dr. Beau uses your BMI plus your other co morbidities to help him decide if you are a candidate or not.  I believe you have to have a BMI of over 35 plus co mobidities or 40 and none but don't quote me on that.

Ann

Kitty_mom
on 7/12/09 1:59 pm - New Maryland, Canada
Ann is right about the criteria. You must also have made some serious efforts to loose weight, only to gain it all back......Put lead in your pocket!!