on 11/20/15 6:24 pm
My Dr's office told me yesterday that coventry cares is now going to cover all 3 surgeries but when I started this journey back in August there was a 3 mth required visits and diet & nutrition counseling and then in Oct they told me it was changed to 6 mths and I went yesterday and,get told that aetna bought coventry and now it was gonna be 12 mths :( this is very discouraging for me and here I am starting my 4th mth. I called Coventry my self and they acted like they had no idea what I was talking about concerning the 12 mth info so I called the Dr's office back and they were like "well we've heard 4 different stories from 4 different insurance reps and we're trying to get to the bottom of it and we'll call u back" does anyone else know what's going on with this?
on 10/7/15 9:01 am
I did some research and that all seems true, as far as they have told me, and I was told they cover all three and that it "just says gastric bypass." I've sent in all my info to the CAMC Weight Loss Center and it seems like it takes them forever to do anything. It's been a week and I can't get anyone to call me or contact me back to make an appointment to see Dr. Shin or to see if I need to have anything else sent to them. :\
on 7/30/15 10:11 am
Has anyone been approved through Coventry Cares. Unlike straight Medicaid, you are only required to have 3 months of physician supervised weigh loss but I can't find any other guidelines that have to be met. I have the sleep apnea, high cholesterol, GERD and Osteoarthritis so I know I meet the medical requirements but I don't know if they require that you lose a certain on your own. Anybody have any experience with them?
I use the form my surgeon's office gave me when I went for my seminar. It has boxes for my original weight, latest weight, exercise(s) and duration of exercises. My PCP fills it out every month when I see her. Your surgeon should give you something similar.
on 5/19/15 12:00 pm
How are you doing your exercise? The way insurance worded it is "a physician supervised nutrition and exercise program, over a consecutive 12 month period, including evaluation and management with a licensed dietician, and increase in physical activity, and behavioral modification."
I thought it meant doctor supervised exercise program but the bottom part makes me think exercise in general.