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Has anyone else had problems with BCBS IL Insurance?
Blue Cross required I enroll in 6 months of pre-op classes and follow the 1800 cal. diet, I made all my medical, psych, nutrition appointments, the Bariatric Group submitted my paperwork to BCBSIL. It took 90 days to get an "approval" notification to the office with certain aspects, including SURGERY IN HOSPITAL: NOT COVERED listed on the ambiguous "approval" notification. A follow-up with bcbsil revealed they never received a "Pre C." (which meaning escapes me now) and I may not be approved now. The Insurance coordinator at the Dr.'s re-submitted the Pre C. and we are awaiting "review" which had promised to be expeditied. So my question again...Has anyone else had problems with BCBS IL Insurance?? — pmm501106 (posted on September 12, 2011)
September 13, 2011
Hi my name is Stacy and don't give up hope I was approved by Blue Cross and Blue Shield and had the Lap Band WLS in April of 2009. They will not approve the sleeve they consider it experimental. I know because that is what I wanted and I tried for months. They do require the 6 months of all the tests and diet records and it is a long process but once they do it goes by fast and they paid everything except for about 500.00 of my surgery. You will still have copayments for your Drs. But I am so glad I didn't give up. Hope this helps answer your question. Sincerely Stacy