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.
on 5/14/15 5:33 pm
I've been morbidly obese for most of my adult life with high BP for 10 years now, and had struggles to control it, but, I want to know what "aggressive treatment" is because I'm worried. My doctor said it would drop with weight loss, and he thinks I'm a good candidate, but I guess it depends on what Medicare thinks. :\
I got tired of waiting for my surgeon's office to get back to me about it, since the new guidelines went into effect on the first of April. Here is a link to the PDF they sent me. It has the requirements.