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how long ins.approval withanthem blue cross blue shield?

on 5/11/11 7:53 pm - OH
I am in akron ohio and paperwork was submitted last wednesday,,, so with other experience,how long was approval from Anthem blue cross blue shield?? so anxious to get to the other side,,, thanks mindy
on 5/11/11 8:03 pm
Well I don't know buuuut I would call them and ask :)  can't hurt!!
on 5/11/11 8:12 pm
RNY on 04/11/11 with
I have HBCBS-NJ. So I guess its different but I know in 5 buisness days and I was able to track it online. Good luck!
on 5/11/11 8:20 pm - MN
RNY on 05/04/11 with
I have anthem blue cross. It took 12 days. I called everyday and checked with them. Good luck! I know the waiting is awful.
on 5/11/11 8:40 pm - OR
I have Anthem BCBS also! We're submitting paperwork May 18th and I'm nervous as heck. PLEASE keep me posted on how yours is going/turns out!
Mia H.
on 5/12/11 1:56 am - OH
 I have Anthem as well.  I was just approved last week.  I had my paperwork submitted at the end of March, so it took a month.  I understand completely the anxiety in waiting.  Hope you hear from them a lot sooner than I did.  
on 5/12/11 3:39 am - PA
I have Keystone thru BC BS in PA and they don't have a way to track on line.  My papers were submitted on a Thursday, I called them the following Wednesday and they told me it was approved.  Ten minutes later my dr office called and told me it was approved and gave me a tentative surgery date.  Call them, can't hurt
on 5/12/11 4:22 am
RNY on 04/21/11 with
I have Anthem , Ct and the dr's office called to say I was approved after a few weeks and then 5 days before surgery I opened a letter that said I wasn't approved , the next letter in my mailbox the same day said it was revised and I was approved. So I had about 45 seconds of sheer PANIC!!!!!
on 5/12/11 4:28 am - Florissant, MO
 With me it was 3 days, with my son it was 5 days, and with my husband it was 4 days.  I called everyday on all of these.  

on 5/12/11 5:00 am - MA
RNY on 10/26/10 with
BC/BS MA it took about 2.5 weeks from when paper work was submitted. 
5'6.5"  HW: 310 / SW:279.6  /GW:150               
on 5/12/11 7:58 am - OH
UUUUGGGHHHHH   i called my insurance and said claim was denied!  my stomach dropped.. so i called the finacial advisor at my bariatric center and she nooo problem,, they just needed more info from primary dr... submitted letter from him,, that they only asked for the weight history from dr.. so he is writing letter recomendation.. should hear something soon after that she said.  oh dear lord,let this be...   
on 5/12/11 11:07 am - houston, TX
I dont have anthem but that is the same thing that happened to me. All I need was to get a letter of recommendation from my primary it only took them a few hours after they got it to approve it. Good Luck!!

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