Questions and Answers
Topic: Pre-op insurance - general
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Below are questions posted by the public about bariatric surgery and related issues. Please note that we are working very hard to make this system as well-organized as possible. If you have a question to ask, please make sure that it hasn't already been asked yet. Redundant questions reduce the quality of this service.

  • (Feb 10, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • (Aug 15, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Anyone been approved for surgery by Viistas / HIP HMO ? (Feb 16, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • ANYONE KNOW IN CA. MEDI-MEDI PAYS FOR LAP RNY? (Feb 14, 2004) (View) (3 answers)
  • Do you know of any hospital that will do my surgery without pre-determination. (Sep 1, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Do you need preapproval from West Virginia Medicaid before the surgery? (Apr 29, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Does anyone have appeal letters that I can view ? (Mar 23, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Gastric surgery options for Canadians (Jun 17, 2005) (View) (4 answers)
  • Has anyone talked thier emloyer into removing the written exclusion successfully? (Jan 31, 2001) (View) (8 answers)
  • I need a sample letter for my PCP to write of Medical Necessity (Mar 18, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • Im interested in using Walter Lindstrom for my appeal whats my next step? (Dec 19, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • lawyers, BESIDES Walter Lindstrom to help with getting aproved? (Jul 25, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • recently had am appointment and if they accept bcbs sta (Feb 20, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Sick, sick, sick...First appeal denied, need ammo for second appeal. (Jul 13, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • When you are denied the surgrey does it mean it will not pay for hospital to? (Dec 25, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Would like to know if anyone has done this? (Jan 2, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • "Now, I am told that Medicare won't cover OPEN RNY " HELP!!!!! (Aug 6, 1999) (View) (4 answers)
  • $$$ paid for anesthesiologists for surgery (Aug 16, 2004) (View) (7 answers)
  • **Anyone switched to BC/BS?** (Oct 6, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • **PLEASE answer my ?'s** (Sep 30, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • *HELP*I HAVE BEEN DENIED BY HR, SHOULD I STOP TRYING NOW?? (May 21, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • 0anybody have univera plus med / medicaid tell me how long it took for ins approval (Apr 24, 2008) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • 10/25/01: Do I stay with Lifeguard or move to Kaiser N.Cal (Oct 26, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • 1199 coverage for plastic surgery? (Apr 5, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • 1st apeal denied Ins Co Verbage Confusing VS Contact with other Members (Apr 2, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • 1st Appeal w/ BC/BS Onpoint Ins. Co. Denial upheld (Jun 18, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • 200% over ideal body weight (Jul 22, 2003) (View) (10 answers)
  • 24 month BMI Proof (Nov 20, 2008) (View) (3 answers)
  • 2nd denial, Is there any legal action I can take? (Oct 8, 2003) (View) (8 answers)
  • 2ND INS CO DENIED..HAVEN'T HEARD FROM PRIMARY YET... (Jul 12, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • 2nd level appeal what next ins. comp. says this is final decsion? (Apr 27, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • 2nd level appeal...medical committee??? (Aug 26, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • 3 month aetna program, and how long before approval? (Jul 22, 2006) (View) (6 answers)
  • 3rd appeal. Anyone have a good example of a grievance letter? (Nov 4, 2004) (View) (1 answer)
  • 4 months pre-op, not loosing weigth instead gain weigth, worry about medicaid approv (Jul 21, 2011) (View) (5 answers)
  • 4 Weeks No Approval, Should I Call My Insurance Company? (Feb 10, 2003) (View) (7 answers)
  • 5 years proof of MO- missing a year in between (Nov 30, 2008) (View) (13 answers)
  • 5 yr history of MO-- any 5 yrs? (Oct 27, 2007) (View) (6 answers)
  • 6 month diet and exercise plan with aetna ppo (Nov 17, 2004) (View) (3 answers)
  • 6 month diet, can you do it all through your pcp (May 25, 2008) (View) (7 answers)
  • 6-month diet for insurance approval (Oct 5, 2008) (View) (8 answers)
  • 7 Months post op and I have been denied insurance coverage (Jan 24, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • ?? About out of pocket cost-- (Oct 5, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • A friend on Medicade from welfare needs surgery, many med. problems do they cover? (Aug 17, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • A friend told me that there was some sort of insurance law or decision made recently (Aug 15, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • A lawyer to help you (Jan 1, 2000) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • A medical necessity letter or 6 mos of Dr Suprvise diet? (Jul 20, 2009) (View) (5 answers)
  • A need a lawyer to sue my insurance company Aetna in NJ (Mar 1, 2011) (View) (5 answers)
  • A Psych in the Little Rock AR area? (Aug 27, 2008) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • A QUESTION FOR (May 21, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • A question whether you have this insurance or not... (Jul 11, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • A site for your letter help.... (May 17, 2000) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • A week or so ago, someone, I assume from Indiana, posted an account of the Indiana (Jan 24, 2000) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Aaarrgghhhh.....why does it have to be so confusing??? (Oct 24, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • Abdominoplasty? Specifically TriCare Europe (Feb 9, 2004) (View) (1 answer)
  • Abdominplasty Tummy Tuck SBC United Health Care (Nov 7, 2005) (View) (1 answer)
  • About how long between (Aug 29, 1999) (View) (3 answers)
  • About how long does it take for Walter Linstrom take on a medical necessity appeal?. (May 17, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • About that STUPID 5 year obesity clause (Oct 19, 2006) (View) (5 answers)
  • Accepatance by new insurance? (Sep 27, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Acordia has approved rny RNY, will medicare cover the balance? (Jul 31, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Advice on how to present bariatric surgery to PCP (Sep 11, 2006) (View) (6 answers)
  • advice, please... (Dec 3, 1999) (View) (2 answers)
  • Advice? Hope is fading after 3 years of fighting for surgery. (Sep 23, 2004) (View) (13 answers)
  • Aetna (Sep 9, 2008) (View) (6 answers)
  • Aetna 2003 guidelines (Feb 23, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Aetna and 6 mth supervised diet (Sep 24, 2008) (View) (5 answers)
  • Aetna approval since Jan. '03 (Apr 29, 2003) (View) (9 answers)
  • Aetna Federal - RNY Revision to DS (Feb 16, 2006) (View) (5 answers)
  • AETNA has been milling over approval for about 2 weeks. (Feb 1, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Aetna in Maryland, Has anyone had approval for a restrictive procedure? (Aug 18, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Aetna Insurance and Abdominoplasty/Panniculectomy approval with hernia! (Jul 9, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • AETNA INSURANCE APPROVAL (Aug 6, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Aetna MC POS special circumstances???? (Apr 3, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Aetna Open choice PPO (Oct 31, 2005) (View) (6 answers)
  • AETNA PPO - LAP BAND PROBLEMS.................. (Nov 17, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Aetna PPO POS (Aug 3, 2006) (View) (5 answers)
  • Aetna said should know Friday is this good and right? (Sep 30, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Aetna Select (SM) Open Access? (Jun 24, 2008) (View) (3 answers)
  • Aetna USHC members how much did the Insurance Comp pay for the Surgeons fee? (Apr 9, 2003) (View) (7 answers)
  • Aetna USHC...Has anyone been approved for lap-band surgery through Aetna? (Jul 29, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Aetna vs Cigna (Oct 27, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • AETNA wants a DOCUMENTED 5YR HISTORY of diets I've been on. (Oct 19, 2003) (View) (9 answers)
  • Aetna's "new" policy... (Feb 16, 2006) (View) (3 answers)
  • Aetna's policy on small companies; Insurance - 7/06/2005 (Jul 6, 2005) (View) (3 answers)
  • After approval do I just wait for a date? Will the surgeon handle everything from here? (Jan 8, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • After having this surgery that is very expensive to have and your insurance covers it (Nov 27, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • After I was denied, my employer went to bat for me. (Jun 28, 1999) (View) (1 answer)
  • After insurance approval, has anyone switched surgeons? (Jun 26, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • After they tell you you are approved over the phone do you have to wait for letter? (May 16, 2003) (View) (7 answers)
  • After waiting on pins and needles (Dec 15, 1999) (View) (5 answers)
  • AGAIN; I NEED A SURGEON IN VIRGINIA THAT PERFORMS THE VBG/LAP BAND SURGERY; (Oct 6, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • alabama bcbsal (Mar 4, 2005) (View) (1 answer)
  • All my pre-ops have been sent to the insurance co. My question is, who (Apr 29, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Am i already approved for surgery (Jun 21, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Am I at the end of the road? (Jan 9, 2002) (View) (6 answers)
  • Am I getting the Run Around? (Jun 11, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Am I going to have a big problem? (Jul 3, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Am I going to have problems with this exclusion?? (Apr 3, 2006) (View) (2 answers)
  • am i obsessing to much over my pcp visit (Jul 31, 2002) (View) (9 answers)
  • Am I reading this correctly?- An insurance question. (Jun 28, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Am I still covered if already approved? (May 22, 2001) (View) (5 answers)
  • Am I understanding right that bcbs federal (iowa) doesn't cover rny with 150cm bypas (Jan 10, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • AMOS... HELP what does this mean.. (Apr 6, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • An RN at my insurance company just called - got any ideas what they are going to ask (Jul 19, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Anone with IN medicaid had surgery at St. Vincent's in Carmel, IN? (May 15, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Answers to my original ? about Wellcare/Medicare (Mar 17, 2009) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Any 16 or 17 year olds, trying to get surgery with MEDICAID? Anywhere or GA? (Jul 13, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Any aetna insured who had to go thru grievance procedure sent to Georgia? (Apr 9, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Any AT&T employees in MO or KS approved by Cigna for WLS? (Sep 19, 2007) (View) (5 answers)
  • Any body have suggestions? (Apr 18, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Any chance of Kaiser giving approval to go outside of UCLA or PB? (Feb 24, 2003) (View) (7 answers)
  • Any changes in BCBS written exclusion in 2003? (May 12, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Any difficulty being approved for surgery by out-of-state insurer (i.e. NY) (Mar 20, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Any doctors in NJ take NJ PLUS? (Apr 6, 2006) (View) (3 answers)
  • Any DR's in Sacramento,CA for psych eval? (Mar 29, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Any experience with MedCost PPO in Charlotte, NC area? (Jul 10, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Any extra fees above, beyond & before what Tricare pays? (Jul 14, 2004) (View) (6 answers)
  • Any good arguments against haveing to do a 24 week supervised diet? (Dec 10, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • ANY HELP WITH THIS ONE??? 2ND TRY ! (Dec 23, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Any hints on getting approved with a SELF-FUNDED EMPLOYER? (Nov 16, 2003) (View) (7 answers)
  • any hopes with this exclusion (Jul 22, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Any ideas on how to persuade Dr. to give a referral? (Dec 19, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • Any ideas on how to present your case to the Human Resources Department (Jul 31, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Any in-network Dr's in Chicago IL? What will be my part after ins? (Jun 18, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • Any info on Pa fair care under bluecrossblue shield covering bariactric surgery? (Feb 16, 2011) (View) (3 answers)
  • Any information for appeal letters on the cost of surgervy vs. fighting comorbs? (Apr 8, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • any ins i could buy independantly to pay for the surgery? (Apr 19, 1999) (View) (4 answers)
  • Any Members with example of PCP referral letters? (Aug 29, 1999) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Any members with BC/BS Special Care insurance get approved for WLS? (Apr 22, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Any military dependants with TRI CARE PRIME? (Jun 8, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • Any NJ surgeons out there who will accept what NjPlus pays as "payment in full"???? (Oct 22, 2006) (View) (2 answers)
  • Any one covered by Aetna US Healthcare-State of Ohio Employees? (Mar 27, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Any one delt with UHC HMO? (Jan 8, 2004) (View) (4 answers)
  • Any one ever been approved on an appeal (Dec 21, 1999) (View) (1 answer)
  • Any one ever been approved on an appeal (Dec 21, 1999) (View) (1 answer)
  • Any one ever deal with OMEGA HEALTH????? (Apr 10, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Any one used Full Access Medical?? (Jul 23, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • any one with federal BCBS ins in texas (May 9, 2007) (View) (7 answers)
  • Any out of Pocket Expenses w/BCBS Hmo Of Mass.? (Jan 7, 2006) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Any patient of Dr. Overcash all my paperwork was in 7-3. (Jul 7, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Any problems getting approval from UHC recently? (May 3, 2006) (View) (10 answers)
  • Any recommendations for a letter after a denial? (Jul 2, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Any self payors in KS or OK (Jan 24, 2004) (View) (4 answers)
  • Any Stream International employees out there? (Feb 1, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Any suggestions for keeping weight up pre-op? (Jun 8, 1999) (View) (4 answers)
  • Any suggestions on getting approved after first denial? (Jul 7, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • ANy suggestions on how to appeal an insurance exclusion for surgery? (Nov 18, 2009) (View) (9 answers)
  • Any suggestions on how to speed up insurance approval through BTC? (Aug 1, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • Any suggestions on what I should do now? (Oct 22, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Any Suggestions on what to do next denied referral? (Mar 15, 2005) (View) (3 answers)
  • any suggestions, b/c i really need some help!!!! (Jun 21, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Any Suggestions....On how I can get my surgeon's office to submit paperwork sooner? (May 22, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Any Suggestions? (Sep 21, 1999) (View) (5 answers)
  • Any surgeons in Northern California who accept Medicare, Medical? (Jul 13, 2005) (View) (3 answers)
  • any takers? (Nov 14, 2000) (View) (6 answers)
  • Any thoughts on how last week's ruling will affect the insurance co's. (Jun 28, 1999) (View) (4 answers)
  • Any tips for (Jul 20, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • Any trouble getting LIFE INSURANCE after surgery? (Jan 24, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • Any trouble with PHCS Great West????? (Feb 20, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • Any Virginia residents have Healthkeepers and get approved? (Apr 8, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Any way around 6 month monitored diet rule? (Apr 24, 2006) (View) (5 answers)
  • any way around an exclusion that includes, obesity and morbid obesity (Jul 27, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Any way around this exclusion? (Mar 15, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • anybody fought & won denial by United Healthcare in Wisconsin? (May 13, 2008) (View) (4 answers)
  • Anybody get Medicare coverage for plastic surgery? (Nov 20, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Anybody have a UHC number??? (Oct 30, 2003) (View) (7 answers)
  • Anybody have problems with Blue Cross and Pacific Bariatrics? (Nov 9, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Anybody know of a short term Life and/or disability Ins./ policy to protect family? (Apr 4, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Anybody know whether Medicaid of Louisiana will cover WLS if medically necessary (Jan 29, 2005) (View) (4 answers)
  • Anybody out there from Central IL that has BCBS (PPO) had trouble with being denied (Apr 26, 2004) (View) (1 answer)
  • Anybody out there that works for ITS with United Healthcare PPO? (Nov 26, 2009) (View) (1 answer)
  • Anybody run into this while waiting to be approve? (Jul 10, 2000) (View) (14 answers)
  • Anyone in New York with United Health Care. (Jul 11, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Anyone 65yrs had Medicare pay for WLS? Is age a factor w/ Medicare? (Dec 30, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Anyone appeal a denial for BPD/DS when RNY was insurances preferred surgery and win? (Jun 6, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Anyone appeal the 3 12-week supervised diet requirement with BCBS for AL st employees (Feb 3, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • ANYONE APPROVED AFTER AN APPEAL WITH UHC PPO WRITTEN EXCLUSION (Aug 9, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Anyone approved for WLS in Wa., State with open medical coupon? (May 13, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Anyone approved for WLS with BCBSof GA POS ? How long did it take to get approved? (Sep 6, 2009) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • anyone approved i have bmi 37 but have had 3 back surgeries (Oct 20, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • ANYONE APPROVED THAT WORKS FOR BP/AMOCO WITH AETNA (Mar 21, 2006) (View) (3 answers)
  • Anyone approved with this type of insurance? (Aug 4, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Anyone Aprroved with BC/BS of AL without previous diets??? (Aug 1, 2005) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Anyone Aprroved with BC/BS of AL without previous diets??? (Aug 1, 2005) (View) (4 answers)
  • Anyone been approved by BCBS PPO for BPD/DS? (Sep 24, 2007) (View) (5 answers)
  • Anyone been approved by Great West Life & Annuity in Oklahoma? (Aug 5, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Anyone been approved for Open RNY through Nationwide Health Plans PPO? (Oct 15, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Anyone been approved from Humana ChoiceCare withOUT Dr-supervised diet? (Apr 17, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Anyone been approved thru PacifiCare (hills) with a comorbidity of breast cancer? (Mar 23, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • Anyone been approved while on COBRA or had trouble getting approved? (Sep 20, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • Anyone been approved with an exclusion in their policy regarding treatment of obesity (Sep 8, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • anyone been approved with cigna ppo in the last month.. (Aug 31, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • Anyone been denied and hired Walter Lindstrom?(and won) (Oct 30, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Anyone been denied by Medicare for RNY (Nov 1, 2005) (View) (5 answers)
  • Anyone been denied from BTC for having Blue Choice POS? (Jun 26, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Anyone been denied over & over by Ins Co.? (Aetna PPO, denied me 1x) (Dec 20, 2002) (View) (8 answers)
  • Anyone been denied surgery due to dietician not supervising diet? (May 25, 2006) (View) (5 answers)
  • Anyone been forced by Ins.Co to be on med supervised diet for 12 straight mos.? (Nov 8, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • Anyone BMI over 40 who lost appeal to Blue Cross California Care? (May 20, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Anyone dealt with HEALTHLINKPPO out of Colorado for WLS? (Jun 2, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Anyone dealt with Aetna Open Access for Gastric Bypass? (Sep 27, 2007) (View) (8 answers)
  • Anyone delt with Tricare Standard on an appeal? (May 29, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Anyone denied a revision with a UHC policy exclusion.... (Dec 1, 2004) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • anyone denied because of exclusion UHC: wls considered changing appearance surgery (Aug 22, 2003) (View) (7 answers)
  • Anyone denied by BCBSNC and then approved? (Apr 19, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Anyone denied then got another Ins CO. as secondary ins. to cover it? (Oct 11, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Anyone else denied by Patient Choice? (Aug 19, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Anyone else ever had their insurance company do this to them before? (Nov 16, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Anyone else have Great West in Dallas TX? (Jan 16, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Anyone else having problems with appeals from UnitedHealthCare Choice Plus? (Oct 19, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • Anyone ever abel to Get insurance to pay for a surgeon/hospial out of plan? (Mar 7, 2004) (View) (1 answer)
  • Anyone ever dealt with a PARTIAL Coverage Policy? (Jan 26, 2005) (View) (3 answers)
  • Anyone ever get approved with OMM & not have 5 yrs consecutive documentation overweight (Oct 20, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Anyone ever had an attorney call you regarding getting approval? (Sep 19, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • Anyone familiar with critieria to meet with Blue Cross/Blue Shield fedreal? (May 19, 2005) (View) (5 answers)
  • anyone found out they are approved before the surgeon office (Sep 1, 2001) (View) (5 answers)
  • Anyone from Ala with BCBS PMD Insurance (Aug 11, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Anyone from Idaho suggest an insurance company covering WLS? (Feb 16, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • Anyone from Illinois that happens to have John Deere insurance or a patient of Peoria (Apr 30, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Anyone from New York had 1199 (Oct 8, 2008) (View) (1 answer)
  • Anyone from Seattle City Lights received approval? (Jul 26, 2005) (View) (1 answer)
  • Anyone get approval without being 100 lbs over for 5 years? (Aug 7, 2001) (View) (8 answers)
  • Anyone get approved from AETNA PPO through AT&T employer ? (Mar 21, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Anyone get approved on Aetna Cobra...??? (Jun 8, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Anyone get approved thru BCBS of Ks? (Jan 31, 2008) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Anyone get approved using MEDICAL ASSISTANCE in WISCONSIN? (Jul 25, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Anyone get approved using NETWORK MANGAGED HEALTH? (Jul 26, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Anyone get around the 2 year phycisian supervised weight loss history reuirement? (Jan 9, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • Anyone get bcbs federal plan to pay for rny with 150 cm's bypassed? (Jan 10, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • Anyone gone before a committee for 3d appeal? (Aug 11, 2000) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Anyone gone through obesitylaw.com? (Sep 27, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Anyone gotten approved without losing much weight on the 6 month diet w/ in last year (Jun 11, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • Anyone gotten personal coverage specifically for WLS? (Sep 26, 2000) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Anyone had a denial overturned on appeal, BCBS of Illinois? (Aug 20, 2008) (View) (8 answers)
  • Anyone had a Nutritional Evaluation done before surgery & been denied because of it? (Jan 28, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Anyone had a problem getting approved from Select Blue, POS (Aug 2, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Anyone had any luck getting approved by BCBS PPO - Empire? (Mar 28, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Anyone had any Problems with approval with Pres health FEP (Jan 11, 2004) (View) (1 answer)
  • Anyone had approval through Harrington Benefits for their insuance carrier?? (Feb 13, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Anyone had complications when you were self pay & did your ins pay? (Sep 3, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Anyone had Dr, Anez in VA (Aug 10, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • ANYONE HAD HUMANA HMO?????????? (Jun 28, 2002) (View) (8 answers)
  • Anyone had MEDICARE pay for a VSG - vertical sleeve gastrectomy??? (Aug 20, 2008) (View) (2 answers)
  • anyone had this problem??????????????????????????? (Feb 3, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • ANYONE HAD TML(TX MUNICIPAL LEAGUE)INS/AND HOW LONG DID AN APPROVAL TAKE?? (Jun 6, 2001) (View) (5 answers)
  • Anyone had to switch insurance after receiving an approval? (Jul 13, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • Anyone had trouble lately being approved by ConnectiCare for a RNY (Jul 28, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Anyone has Aetna PPO and how long approval takes (May 10, 2006) (View) (6 answers)
  • Anyone Has BS/BS Of Mich PPO (Jan 26, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Anyone has experience on appeals with state of New Jersey? (Apr 2, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Anyone have a cigna ppo experience?or switch insurence companies mid pre op? (Dec 31, 2001) (View) (9 answers)
  • Anyone have Aenta and got approved without having Dr. supervised diets? (Jul 6, 2002) (View) (8 answers)
  • Anyone have Aetna and been through 3 month pre-surg. prep regimen? (Jun 29, 2004) (View) (3 answers)
  • Anyone have Aetna PPO in Texas? (Nov 20, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Anyone have an assistant surgeon that was not a preferred doc with insurance? (Feb 11, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • anyone have any answers to this??? (Nov 8, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • ANYONE HAVE ANY EXAMPLES OF DIET HISTORYS SENT TO INSURER THEY ARE WILLING TO SHARE? (Sep 29, 1999) (View) (1 answer)
  • Anyone have any problems getting Medicare Part A&B to Pay ??? (Mar 2, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Anyone have BC/BS of Rhode Island? (Jan 5, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Anyone have BC/Bs PPO of Illinois? (Jan 30, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Anyone have bcbs federal ppo refuse to pay because they had 150cm's bypassed? (Jan 28, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Anyone have BCBS of TX pay for WLS when your plan has an EXCLUSION???? (Mar 14, 2010) (View) (5 answers)
  • anyone have blue care network approve apron removel (Sep 9, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • ANYONE HAVE BLUE CROSS/BLUE SHIELD ACCESS TN? (Nov 7, 2009) (View) (2 answers)
  • Anyone have BlueCross/Blue Shield of Illinois PPO (May 20, 2004) (View) (4 answers)
  • Anyone have Cigna HMO and used the BTC? (May 26, 2002) (View) (6 answers)
  • Anyone have Cigna PPO and approved for LAP? (May 2, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • anyone have community care plan(medicaid). should i try getting approved (Apr 2, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • ANYONE HAVE DIFFICULTIES WITH TRICARE PRIME (Jul 26, 2001) (View) (7 answers)
  • Anyone have exp. with Aetna and a major auto mfg. in Marysville, Oh? (Jun 13, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Anyone have experienc with Alliance Benefit Group? (Apr 15, 2005) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Anyone have experience dealing with Cigna HMO? (Jan 27, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • Anyone Have Experience Influencing Legislation (May 6, 2008) (View) (3 answers)
  • Anyone have experience with Aetna and hypopnea? (Oct 6, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Anyone have experience with PHCS/MD Plan coverage? (Mar 4, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Anyone have experience with state of Michigan retirees BCBS PPO? (Mar 14, 2005) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Anyone have exprience with the VA in CA getting WLS?? (May 16, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Anyone have great west insurance????????? (Apr 14, 2008) (View) (4 answers)
  • Anyone have GREATWEST INS (Jul 10, 2008) (View) (2 answers)
  • Anyone have HealthSCOPE ins in MI through KOYO?? (Sep 24, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • anyone have highmark freedomblue ppo in pennsylvania? (Nov 21, 2008) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • anyone have humana HMO policy and able to have the surgery anyway? (Apr 16, 2005) (View) (4 answers)
  • anyone have medical metual (supermed) (Jan 25, 2006) (View) (2 answers)
  • Anyone have Medicare and get APPROVED ???? (May 13, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • anyone have NALC insurance? How was approval? (Jan 11, 2006) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Anyone have Nationwide Health/cal farm main office Sacramento, CA. (Nov 17, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Anyone have NGS American insurance? (Apr 2, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Anyone have problems with their PCP documenting things? (Mar 15, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Anyone have problems with TriCare covering you surgery (Feb 20, 2008) (View) (14 answers)
  • Anyone have this exclusion? (Jun 21, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Anyone have this exclusion? Can it be fought? (Sep 9, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • Anyone have tricare prime and win on the appeal? (Oct 2, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Anyone have trouble w/Champus/Tricare Standard paying for everything? (Mar 13, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • ANYONE HAVE UHC THAT HAS PAID IN 2004 FOR WLS? (Nov 23, 2004) (View) (8 answers)
  • Anyone have UHC with an exclusion? (Jan 24, 2005) (View) (3 answers)
  • Anyone have Winn dixie insurance that has paid for this surgery?? (Dec 18, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Anyone have wls with only medicare for insurance if so how much if any did you have (Jun 14, 2004) (View) (3 answers)
  • Anyone hear of AETNA HMO approving Tummy Tucks or similar???? (Oct 11, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Anyone heard about changes to Pacificare in 2004? (Oct 12, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Anyone heard of MRMIPS? (Jan 29, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • Anyone heard that WLS for small groups of employees never covered? (Nov 1, 2004) (View) (3 answers)
  • Anyone in Florida have Capital Health Plan? (Dec 28, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • anyone in florida that has humana hmo had any problems getting aproved for plastic su (Feb 26, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • anyone in NC been turned down cause of a low bmi(42) (May 5, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • Anyone in Nevada that has United Health Care or Medchoice2000 please help! (Jul 22, 2000) (View) (3 answers)
  • Anyone in New York with local 731 Union Labor Life Insurance (May 3, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • anyone in pittsburgh area having trouble with upmc insurance authorization? (Mar 5, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Anyone in TN ever purchase an individual policy? (Dec 14, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Anyone in WV or anywhere else ever been approved by Acordia Select Net? (Oct 3, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Anyone know anything about Benefit Concepts (insurance co.)? (May 21, 2004) (View) (2 answers)
  • Anyone know how I can find the phone number for Wisconsins insurance commissioners (Jun 4, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Anyone know if Arizona law requires coverage of bariatric surgery? (Jun 11, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Anyone know if the state of alabama is going to make insurance pay for wls? (Jan 28, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • Anyone know of a Lawyer in Oklahoma? (May 23, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Anyone know of an Individual Policy in TX that covers WLS? (Jul 13, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • anyone know of any dr's that take il state aid??? (Apr 15, 2009) (View) (3 answers)
  • Anyone know of any employers in/around Columbus, Ohio that cover this surgery? (Nov 26, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • Anyone know of any Lap Band doctors in Fort Worth that accept Medicare? (Apr 3, 2009) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Anyone know of Dr. in Nashville,Tn who accepts Medicare for WLS? (Dec 21, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Anyone know of Medicare Supplement that covers WLS (Feb 8, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • Anyone know of other surgeon beside the ones on this site that accepts FL-Medicaid? (May 27, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Anyone know of private ins that will pay for wls? (Apr 4, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • Anyone know the actual percentage of approvals? (Feb 3, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • ANYONE KNOW THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR OCHSNER TOTAL HEALTH CHOICE TO APPROVE WLS? (Jul 15, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Anyone know the requirements clearance needed to be approved for RNY with bcbsga hmo? (Jan 27, 2009) (View) (1 answer)
  • Anyone know what criteria BCBS Preferred Plus uses (Sep 2, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Anyone know what humana hmo requires before surgery ? (Oct 15, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • Anyone know why some people get approved... (Aug 30, 2000) (View) (5 answers)
  • anyone know wls friendly insurance in mo for individual policy (Dec 15, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Anyone on BCBS thru Tex. Health Ins. Risk Pool been approved for AGB (Sep 19, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Anyone on BCBSNC Blue Care insurance? How hard to get approved? At min. qualif... (Jun 13, 2007) (View) (3 answers)
  • Anyone out here have MESSA insurance? (Feb 24, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Anyone out there have Humana PPO and an exclusion for WLS and get approved ? (Apr 13, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • anyone out there have insurance with wonder/hostess company? (Feb 1, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Anyone out there living in KY been approved for surgery with public aid. (Dec 30, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Anyone out there with a questionable diet history to submit to INS? (Aug 25, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Anyone out there with the same insurance and hospital as me? (Dec 4, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Anyone out there woth Cigna HMO in Georgia that can let me know how long it took ... (Oct 22, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • anyone recently approved by kaiser in L.A.?? (Dec 15, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Anyone tell me who to work for with good benefits, and who NEVER covers? (Feb 22, 2002) (View) (16 answers)
  • ANYONE THAT HAS WELLCARE OF GEORGIA OR AMERIGROUP PLEASE READ URGENT! (Mar 4, 2007) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Anyone there been approved for wls without the blessing of a psych.? (Aug 8, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • Anyone w/ BC/BS of MD POS with written exclusion, gotten approval ................... (Jul 22, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • anyone w/ bcbs fl ppo blue choice told you had you had to wait 1 year ? (Mar 29, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Anyone who has TRICARE-Prime please contact me and help me through the steps! (Sep 26, 2004) (View) (3 answers)
  • Anyone who has tried to get approval or has been denied? (Feb 11, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Anyone who have medicaid or medicare have been denied for the gastric bypass surgery? (Nov 20, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • anyone whos been denied and appealed all efforts where do you go from there? (Nov 15, 2001) (View) (5 answers)
  • Anyone willing to share PCP or personal letters that worked with insurers? (Nov 18, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • ANYONE WITH A WRITTEN EXCLUSION FOR WLS (Apr 11, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Anyone with Aetna PPO approved for RNY?! (Dec 18, 2003) (View) (9 answers)
  • Anyone with BC/BS of Illinois had surgery since they changed their guidelines? (Mar 6, 2004) (View) (4 answers)
  • Anyone with BCBS of IL PPO been denied LAPBAND and fought the denail and won??? (Mar 8, 2004) (View) (3 answers)
  • Anyone with BCBS of MICHIGAN pay for everything? (Oct 24, 2002) (View) (7 answers)
  • Anyone with BMI under 50, with no comorbids, get approval? (Oct 21, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • Anyone with Excellus BCBS approved? How long? (Jul 15, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • anyone with federal bc/bs recently approved for any plastics-tummytuck (Jul 20, 2004) (View) (2 answers)
  • Anyone with Great West (One Health Plan) PPO? (May 3, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • Anyone with HealthNet have to pay out of pocket up front expenses? (Mar 21, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • Anyone with help on how to deal with Aetna on an appeal? (May 13, 2005) (View) (2 answers)
  • Anyone with Insurance Experience help with my exclusion (Jul 21, 2003) (View) (7 answers)
  • anyone with kaiser Cororado know the quaifcations for wls (Nov 14, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Anyone with lower BMI dealing with AETNA recently? (Jul 19, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • Anyone with luck getting secondary insurance? (Jun 9, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Anyone with Masshealth have a hard time getting the approval? (Jul 29, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Anyone with Preferred Care TriAdvantage been approved without having been on Meridia (Aug 20, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • anyone with providence proferred? (Aug 3, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Anyone with recent experience with Aetna QPOS? (Jun 2, 2005) (View) (5 answers)
  • Anyone with Third Party Administrator (TPA) experience? (Apr 29, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • anyone with tricare get denied twice and still win (Jul 26, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Anyone with Tricare have to go through classes before seeing the surgeon (Nov 1, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Anyone with Tricare Prime with approval information. I am wishing for the lap band. (Jan 25, 2009) (View) (10 answers)
  • Anyone with Tricare use a private surgeon when a military hospital was nearby? (Jun 8, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • anyone won appeal to BC/BS b/c policy has a (Jun 4, 2005) (View) (1 answer)
  • Anyone work for the State of Ohio? (Apr 2, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Anyway around BMI of 35>for 24 months? (Nov 10, 2008) (View) (5 answers)
  • APPEAL BOARD TELECONFERENCE ON TUESDAY.. HELP! (Jan 26, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Appeal denied again! Now what? (May 6, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • Appeal Letter Help for Particular Hospital (Nov 11, 2005) (View) (7 answers)
  • Appeal letter sample (Oct 29, 2000) (View) (3 answers)
  • Appeal Letter? (Oct 4, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Appeal sent to Ins. company-has almost been 30 days-is this a good or bad sign? (Nov 4, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Appeal to a self Insured Company (Nov 6, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • Appeal was denied... (Jun 7, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • Approval for consult, is it difficult to get approval for surgery? (Jul 17, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • Approval for DPCI (Jun 27, 2008) (View) (2 answers)
  • Approval for Open RNY/Denied for Lap? (Jun 30, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Approval for WLS in 2003, United Health Care- Anyone? (Feb 26, 2003) (View) (8 answers)
  • Approval Letter...who sends?..... (Jul 13, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • approval process - got denied but there is a way to overturn it with additional info (Jul 8, 2008) (View) (9 answers)
  • Approval Process two step process (Jun 6, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • Approval to see an out of network physician (Mar 12, 2004) (View) (1 answer)
  • Approval with no comorbidities? (Jul 18, 2004) (View) (4 answers)
  • Approval with United Heath Care?? (May 16, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Approved but negotiting Surgeons fees... (May 22, 1999) (View) (1 answer)
  • Approved or NOT and how long did it take to hear something !! (Aug 6, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • approved with BCBS but had to change INS now was denied (Sep 2, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • APPROVED!!! (Jan 6, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • approved-authorization #- but got no letter from Cigna yet (Apr 15, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • APPROVING DS Surgeries (May 13, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Are any other Texas state employees being denied by Scott and White? (May 13, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • Are B-12 shots covered by insurance? (Aug 10, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • Are employers notified by insurance companies when employees have surgery? (Nov 4, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Are psych eval and dietician meeting required by BCBS of IL PPO (Apr 7, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • are their anyone from MI.,who got appove from medcaid. and what did they ask for (Oct 10, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Are there any bariatric doctors that take Medicare in the N. California area (Dec 10, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Are there any doctors in Houston, TX that accept Medicaid coverage for the surgery? (Feb 7, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Are there any Doctors in the colorado area that accept Medicaid for this procedure? (May 13, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • Are there any employers in or around Cleveland that offers medical that covers WLS? (Aug 28, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • Are there any independent insurance policies that don't exclude WLS? (Jan 23, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Are there any insurance companies that offer individual policies that cover WLS? (Jun 8, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Are there any insurance's in Washington State that will do this surgery? (Sep 26, 1999) (View) (4 answers)
  • Are there any laws like this for KY? (Nov 21, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Are there any org. or agencies that provide grants or loans for co-pays? (Mar 28, 2005) (View) (5 answers)
  • Are there any pcp\\\'s in the Woodbridge Va area w/MD IPA who will give refrls for WLS? (Dec 26, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Are there any special requirements for the ins co.? (Oct 1, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Are there any states which have mandated insurance coverage for surgical treatment? (Apr 28, 1999) (View) (6 answers)
  • are there any suggestions to speed up insurance approval? (Nov 7, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • Are there any suplimental insurance plans to cover surgery. (Aug 18, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Are there facilities in the US that are exclusive to only bariatric surgeries? (Jun 13, 2007) (View) (6 answers)
  • Are they good about paying? (Apr 27, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Are you having surgery at the Langorne BTC...? Do you have BC/BS PPO..? (Dec 10, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Are you having trouble with Aetna ? Read this. (May 14, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • Are you pre-op or post-op and currently employed by SBC in IL or another state? (Oct 14, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Are you suppose to send all insurance info (records from drs. etc...)to surgeons (Oct 7, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Arizona-- cigna ins. approval??? (Jun 26, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • As an FYI, I wanted share some insight on medical necessity for bariatric surgery. (Apr 3, 2006) (View) (2 answers)
  • Ask well Forced to Resign (Jul 28, 2004) (View) (17 answers)
  • Asking PCP for referral to WL Surgeon (Dec 26, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • Associated underlying diseases for approval (Aug 6, 2004) (View) (1 answer)
  • Atena PPO is so slow did any body have to wait so long??? (Aug 13, 2002) (View) (9 answers)
  • Attention Kaiser Patients..??? for you. (Nov 30, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • Attention Medicare Receiptents in Oregon (May 15, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Attention Postal Workers....... (Aug 22, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • Attention: Members of John Muir Mt. Diablo Health Network (Jan 11, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • ATTN Post-Ops....can you share with me .... (Oct 14, 2003) (View) (17 answers)
  • Attn: Insurance Info (pacificare HMO) changes 2004 (Nov 12, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Authorization Number but not approved or denied yet? (Nov 16, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Awhile back, someone asked for samples of appeal letters. I didn't write down the (Oct 8, 1999) (View) (1 answer)
  • B&N employee (in NC) w/UHC PPO told I am completely excluded!!!??? (Feb 8, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • bariatric center says they verified coverage, insurance co denies verification (Jul 25, 2008) (View) (8 answers)
  • BC of Illinois--What does this mean? (Sep 11, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • BC/BS (USAA) (Apr 1, 2004) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • bc/bs denied me saying that i did not have a psych eval after psych eval was faxed 2 (May 6, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • BC/BS of Al PPO approval for TT? (Apr 7, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • BC/BS of DE approved me for surgery within two weeks!!! (Jan 29, 2000) (View) (4 answers)
  • BC/BS of IL (PPO) has said that there is no deadline for an appeal. (Sep 28, 1999) (View) (1 answer)
  • BC/BS of IL- Only completed 4 months supervised weight-loss program (Feb 13, 2009) (View) (7 answers)
  • BC/BS of Illinois - Cobra (Jun 25, 2007) (View) (3 answers)
  • BC/BS of MS said they will cover hospitalization, not bypass. (Aug 7, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • BC/BS of VA question?? (Mar 7, 2006) (View) (1 answer)
  • BC/BS Onpoint exclusion?? (Feb 5, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • BC/BS Personal Choice PPO------>Dr. Gagner----->Network Provider ? (Feb 29, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • BC/BS State Florida, State Employees insurance (May 28, 2009) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • BC/BS State Health Plan PPO (Apr 2, 2009) (View) (4 answers)
  • bc/bs value care (Jan 21, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • BCBS and VSG (Jun 13, 2009) (View) (5 answers)
  • BCBS Blue Card Plan? (Jan 9, 2004) (View) (9 answers)
  • BCBS Community Blue PPO of Michigan approve Lap? (Oct 31, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • BCBS Denied (Mar 5, 2003) (View) (9 answers)
  • BCBS Insurance with the Lap-Band (Sep 8, 2008) (View) (13 answers)
  • bcbs of al? (Jul 28, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • BCBS of California PPO Out of State User (Apr 20, 2006) (View) (3 answers)
  • BCBS of IL has not recv'd paperwork that was sent 2 wks ago (Feb 19, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • BCBS of Ill insurance. (Aug 4, 2008) (View) (1 answer)
  • BCBS of Ill. Applied for approval. This was their response. (Aug 4, 2008) (View) (7 answers)
  • BCBS of LA may cover WLS? (Jun 1, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • BCBS of NC denied VSG approval. How do I appeal, or does my Dr. do that? (May 12, 2010) (View) (7 answers)
  • BCBS of OKLA denied me because of exclusions, anyone have any suggestions? (May 25, 2009) (View) (1 answer)
  • BCBS of TN help approval until date went into effect to deny now as my secondary (Feb 14, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • BCBS of TN, Wondering if I can beat the exlcusion (Apr 15, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • BCBS PPO - Blue Choice n Consult was not paid for, does this mean WLS is excluded? (May 4, 2002) (View) (7 answers)
  • BCBS TRS Active Care - Appeal for Revision to RNY (Mar 23, 2005) (View) (2 answers)
  • BCBS!I was wondering how many people are having trouble getting approved with BCBS? (May 27, 2002) (View) (10 answers)
  • BCBS-Empire Healthchoice-Sears..how many MSD are required-lengths? (Jun 27, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • BCBS-GA Exclusion--Would there be a way around this exclusion? Exclusion listed below (Oct 8, 2005) (View) (4 answers)
  • bcbs/Bluechoice POS guidelines regarding 12 month diet attempts? (Sep 6, 2004) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • bcbsnc deductible (May 8, 2008) (View) (10 answers)
  • been denied by Aetna HMO (Oct 10, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Been told by BCBS that I must be 40 bmi for last 3 years-anyone else? (Jan 31, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Being flown down to San Diego (Mar 7, 2004) (View) (2 answers)
  • Bellsouth Insuranace with COBRA (Jan 10, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • Blue Advantage in Iowa (Feb 25, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • BLUE CROSS / SEA VIEW MEDICAL GROUP COVER TUMMY TUCK??? (Apr 28, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California (Jan 19, 2005) (View) (3 answers)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Il PPO how long has it taken? (Sep 14, 2008) (View) (9 answers)
  • Blue Cross CA copay questions (Dec 8, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • Blue Cross California Care--Medical Groups (Oct 29, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Blue Cross wont cover surgery after January 04? (Nov 21, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • BlueCross California Care HMO-Any problems with approval? (Mar 28, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Borferline or high TSH level and still been approved for surgery? (May 9, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • CALIFORNIA- MEDI-CAL: BARIATRIC SURGEON (Dec 20, 2009) (View) (4 answers)
  • called bcbs/fl/ppo ins. comp. today about not covering surgery 1/2003 and (Oct 3, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • called bcbs/fl/ppo ins. comp. today about not covering surgery 1/2003 and (Oct 4, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Calling all posties! How much did YOU pay? (Jun 20, 2002) (View) (11 answers)
  • Can a Gov.State/City select not to include Gastric by-pass? (Apr 8, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Can a PCP put the brakes on the whole thing because of his ignorance in obesity as a (Jun 8, 2000) (View) (9 answers)
  • Can a person have 2 insurance plans? (Aug 29, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Can a person with no dependants qualify for Medicaid? (Apr 9, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • Can a regular MD ruin my chances for insurance approval? (Mar 15, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • Can active duty army receive gastric bypass? (Jul 11, 2008) (View) (7 answers)
  • Can an error on approval letter cause a problem? (Mar 17, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Can an insurance company approve you and then deny payment? (Mar 4, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Can an insurance company deny you ins benefits because of your weight? (Dec 2, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • Can an insurance expert give me some advice??!! (Oct 27, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • Can an self funded employer add an exclusion to the health plan at any time? (Jul 27, 2006) (View) (1 answer)
  • Can an unfavorable evaluation by your psychiatrist keep you from having the surgery? (Nov 19, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • Can anybody help me in finding a Insurance in IL that covers WLS (Jul 11, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • Can anyone email me a copy of an appeal letter? (Jul 20, 1999) (View) (4 answers)
  • Can anyone give info. on self pays and prices in or around Maryland? (Feb 20, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Can anyone give me any advice as to if this is a good appeal letter? (Feb 12, 2002) (View) (6 answers)
  • Can anyone give me ANY advice in handling Oxford freedom plan? (May 6, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • Can anyone give me any tips about a Peer to Peer Review? (Sep 4, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Can anyone give me information on changing my insurance for my small company? (Jan 11, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • CAN ANYONE GIVE ME SOME ADVICE ON DEALING WITH THIS DENIAL FRON CIGNA (Aug 14, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • can anyone give me the criteria that cigna has for gastric bypass?? (Sep 16, 2003) (View) (9 answers)
  • Can anyone give me their interpretation of this insurance rule? (Sep 26, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • Can anyone help me find Insurance in Oregon (Dec 10, 1999) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Can anyone help me find insurance options? (Jul 22, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • Can anyone help me out with what I should include in an appeal? (Sep 4, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Can anyone help me put together a letter to insur for approveal? (Aug 1, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • CAN ANYONE HELP ME UNDERSTAND MY POLICY WITH UHC PPO ? (Aug 10, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • Can anyone help me with an appeal for the assistant surgeon.... (Aug 27, 2003) (View) (7 answers)
  • Can anyone help me with an appeal letter to BC/BS of Illinois, please? (Oct 17, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Can anyone help me with examples of a diet history. (Sep 18, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Can anyone help me with my weight loss history regarding insurance protocols? (Feb 23, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Can anyone help me with sample appeal letters? (Aug 12, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Can anyone help me write an appeal letter? (Dec 10, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • Can anyone help me!!! I need help writing a letter to my Insurance company. (Jul 5, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Can anyone help me?!?! (Jul 21, 2000) (View) (4 answers)
  • Can anyone help with a second appeal letter to my insurance company? (Sep 22, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Can anyone help with an example appeal letter??? Denied after 1st submission. (Mar 12, 2005) (View) (2 answers)
  • CAN ANYONE HELP WITH NO INS. PROBLEMS (Mar 3, 1999) (View) (3 answers)
  • can anyone let me know if ss disability or medicaid will pay for a life saving proced (Aug 4, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Can anyone point me in the direction of a dr. that may be in my plan? (Nov 17, 2002) (View) (6 answers)
  • Can anyone provide me with a copy of an appeal letter???PLLLLLLLLLLLLEASE (Aug 8, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • Can anyone recommend a good insurance company for Idaho patient? (May 15, 2008) (View) (1 answer)
  • Can anyone share their experiences with me. i have UHC Choice Plus in Houston (Jun 6, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Can anyone tell me how Horizion Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ works with WLS? (Dec 15, 2002) (View) (6 answers)
  • Can anyone tell me how long Tricare Prime takes for approval process? (Mar 9, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • Can anyone tell me how to go about sending your information to Medicaid for approval? (Oct 5, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Can anyone tell me if Great West tends to pay for this surgery? (Apr 15, 2004) (View) (3 answers)
  • Can anyone tell me if South Dakota Medicaid will pay for Gastric Bypass. (Oct 29, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Can anyone tell me what a letter of necessity is & why my insurance is asking for it? (Jan 31, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHAT STATES MANDATE COVERING WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY? (Oct 19, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • can anyone tell me what the qualifications are for having a Tummy tuck vs Panniculect (Nov 10, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Can anyone tell me what to do next? (Mar 27, 2001) (View) (6 answers)
  • Can anyone tell me what UNITED HEALTHCARE PPO requires? (Apr 13, 2003) (View) (9 answers)
  • Can anyone think of anything else to add to my appeal packet? (Apr 19, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Can anyone with this same insurance tell me their out of pocket expenses? (Jun 21, 2008) (View) (5 answers)
  • cAN ANYTHING BE DONE AT ALL FOR AN INSURANCE EXCLUSION? (Mar 8, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • CAN EXCLUSIONS BE ADDED IN THE MIDDLE OF APPROVAL PROCESS (May 3, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • Can get some feedback on approvals from BC/BS Fla. Health Options (Jul 18, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Can I appeal a limited amount($5000 a lifetime)for obesity? (Jun 2, 1999) (View) (3 answers)
  • Can I be denied (Feb 22, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • Can I be denied disability if my insurance company isn't paying for the surgery? (Sep 21, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Can I be denied Short Term Dissability? (Jan 6, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • CAN I BE TURNED DOWN BECAUSE I WAS OBESITE BEFORE THIS INSURANCE CAME ALONG (Feb 28, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • Can I buy an insurance to cover me? (Jul 15, 1999) (View) (2 answers)
  • Can I buy health insurance specifically to cover the surgery? (Mar 30, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Can I change doctors? (Jan 10, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Can I drop pri & sec. insur. that have wls exclusions and get ins with co that covers (Dec 13, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • can i fight exclusion /weight reduction programs; surgical treatmnt of obesity loss (Jan 15, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Can I get a psych eval before I have spoken with the dr? (Jan 13, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • Can I get a referral from my PCP to a surgeon who is not in the network? (Jul 1, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Can I get approval with medicaid (Texas) (May 25, 2004) (View) (2 answers)
  • Can I get approval without my file from my doctor? (Jun 2, 2004) (View) (2 answers)
  • Can I get lap instead of open? (Oct 23, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • Can I get my employer to change the exclusion? (Jan 8, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • CAN I GO TO ANOTHER STATE NH MEDICAID? (Apr 6, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • can i in a round about way threaten an insurance company to sue??? (Jun 13, 2002) (View) (6 answers)
  • Can I keep my Cobra insurance once insurance on my new job kicks in? (Oct 1, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • Can I keep my husbands insurance and purchase BC of California PPO? (Nov 5, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Can I proceed with secondary insurance, and still appeal a denial from the primary ? (May 11, 1999) (View) (2 answers)
  • Can I start the insurance request over? (Jun 2, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Can I still see my surgeon with no referral, and later get reimbursed? (Aug 30, 2000) (View) (5 answers)
  • Can I switch insurance after doing the 6 month diet (May 27, 2009) (View) (2 answers)
  • Can I switch surgeons after getting my insurance approval? (Jan 13, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • Can I switch they type of surgery I am being approved for, for a different one? (Jun 24, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Can I win Ins. approval after reading this? (Mar 11, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Can insurance approvals be transferred? (Aug 3, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • Can insurance companies change their mind about paying? (Dec 27, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • Can insurance companies change their policy during the benefit year? (Mar 11, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Can my Boss do this? (Jan 23, 2003) (View) (9 answers)
  • Can my employer be liable to pay for my surgery? (Oct 18, 2005) (View) (6 answers)
  • Can my insurance change their exclusions after an appeal? (Aug 28, 2000) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Can my insurance deny surgery even if it's a covered expense? (Jul 23, 2001) (View) (5 answers)
  • Can my PPO refuse to refer me to an obesity surgeon? (Jul 29, 1999) (View) (11 answers)
  • can only afford COBRA for short time, what about after care? (May 17, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • Can QMB be used in a different state from where you live? (Jan 3, 2009) (View) (2 answers)
  • Can some of you share your experiences with pre-existing clauses? (Dec 18, 2000) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Can somebody please read this EXCLUSION? (Dec 5, 2005) (View) (8 answers)
  • Can someone give me any information about BC/BS? (Dec 22, 2002) (View) (6 answers)
  • can someone give me the number to BCBS (Aug 10, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • Can someone help me with a letter of appeal for exclusion for a specific reason? (Sep 2, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Can someone help me with a letter to insurance company? (Apr 26, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • can someone help me with an appeal letter to bc/bs of illinois,ppo? (Oct 8, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Can someone help with Cobra questions? (May 17, 2001) (View) (6 answers)
  • Can someone out there please send me some sample appeal letters? (Apr 12, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Can someone please help with a revision letter or have one I can use as a guide? (Feb 25, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Can someone please help me with the struggle of appealing my Blue Cross denial? (Feb 24, 2009) (View) (16 answers)
  • Can someone please help me? Do you see this as an exclusion? (Oct 28, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • Can someone please tell me if they know of a dr that takes MC+ (Missouri Medicaid). (Sep 17, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Can someone please tell me what to do now? (Nov 9, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • Can someone share their appeal letter THAT WORKED!!!?? (Jul 29, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • can someone tell me how to find AETNA private insurance? (Jul 5, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Can someone tell me what they think about this email I got from ins? (Aug 8, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • Can somone please help me..NEED CODE!! (Sep 6, 2000) (View) (5 answers)
  • Can the federal Family & Medical Leave Act apply to me for WLS? (Aug 15, 2001) (View) (7 answers)
  • Can the surgery be approved if you are on COBRA due to a layoff? (Aug 1, 2002) (View) (7 answers)
  • Can they do this?? (May 13, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • Can they really do this? (Apr 21, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Can you buy insurance for surgery when you already have insurance with WLS exclusion (Dec 8, 2001) (View) (7 answers)
  • can you collect state disability while recuperating from WLS??? (Oct 16, 1999) (View) (4 answers)
  • can you draw your short term disability after having wls???? (Feb 19, 2003) (View) (8 answers)
  • Can you explain this excusion? (Jan 3, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • Can you get AETNA as an individual? (Feb 1, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Can you get approval by one Dr's office and then have the surgery from another Dr. (Feb 25, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • Can you get approved for wls even if you've never used the insurance company. (Sep 26, 2001) (View) (8 answers)
  • Can you get approved for WLS with a temporary policy? (Jan 3, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • can you get approved while on COBRA? (Jan 26, 2005) (View) (5 answers)
  • Can you get around insurance that has exclusions on WLS? (May 8, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • Can you get insurance approval like this? (Jan 10, 2006) (View) (7 answers)
  • can you get this surgery if your on public assistance. (Mar 16, 2004) (View) (5 answers)
  • Can you give me names of surgeons who take payments? (Jun 7, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Can you guys tell me what you think of this appeal letter? (Apr 29, 2003) (View) (7 answers)
  • Can you have surgery in another state (Nov 9, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • Can you help me get information for my insurance about using weight loss surgery to c (May 17, 1999) (View) (1 answer)
  • Can you hinder your approval if you bug your insurance company? (Mar 19, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • CAN YOU PLZ HELP WITH MY DIET HISTORY? (pretty pleeeease) (May 8, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • Can you purchase an insurance policy inorder to have this surgery? (Jun 30, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • Can you purchase insurance as an individual to cover wls? (Jan 29, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Can you purchase insurance to cover hospital stay only? (Aug 14, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Can you start the insurance process before you have your consult? (Jan 31, 2002) (View) (7 answers)
  • Can you still keep insurance on your own if husbands group is up 4 renewel? (May 30, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • Can you tell me if anyone with a simialar insurance exclusion has been approved? (Aug 27, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • Can you tell me what you think about this please... (Sep 28, 2000) (View) (6 answers)
  • Can you use American for Health Care insurance to cover gastric bypass surgery? (Mar 6, 2010) (View) (2 answers)
  • Can't get a message to you..... (Sep 10, 1999) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Can't get an approval letter (Feb 16, 2000) (View) (3 answers)
  • Can't get medicaid, too obese to buy individual insurance (May 23, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • Can't weigh? (Nov 4, 2001) (View) (7 answers)
  • Canadian Patient Out of Country (OOC) to US (Sep 7, 2008) (View) (4 answers)
  • cant get medical insurance... will mid-cal cover me? (Aug 9, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • cant get my medical records from approx.5 yrs. ago (Aug 27, 2002) (View) (11 answers)
  • celebration! (Dec 22, 1999) (View) (1 answer)
  • Certification vs. Approval? (Jun 5, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Chanaging Insurance in the middle of Application Will my new insurance turn me down (Sep 7, 2000) (View) (3 answers)
  • Changed deductible....anyone have any problems? (Jan 3, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Changed Surgeons 2 weeks ago..... (May 8, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Changing my employers policy (Jun 27, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Changing plastic surgeon's after insurance approval (Feb 10, 2004) (View) (2 answers)
  • Choosing an HMO (NYC) (Feb 20, 2010) (View) (2 answers)
  • CIGNA 80/20 (Apr 10, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Cigna & Intracorp (Sep 28, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • Cigna / Intracorp - Who does what & how do you get an approval?? (Jan 6, 2004) (View) (4 answers)
  • CIGNA DENIED ME!!!! (Apr 11, 2003) (View) (8 answers)
  • Cigna has approved lap rny... (Mar 11, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Cigna HMO -HELP!! (May 9, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • Cigna member with questionable co-morbidity and BMI less than 40. Will they approve? (Jan 6, 2013) (View) (1 answer)
  • Cigna now requires a psych eval before they will approve you for this surgery. (Jan 14, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • Cigna Open acesss plus, has anyone had them deny the surgery after 6 months diet . (Aug 9, 2011) (View) (3 answers)
  • Cigna PPO/Open Access-6 month diet (Dec 29, 2005) (View) (9 answers)
  • Cigna requires me to be on a medically supervised diet (Apr 19, 2004) (View) (1 answer)
  • Cigna Short Term Disability (Jul 20, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Cigna wants dietician and physical therapy before they will approve (Jul 30, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Claim experience with So Cal Pipe Trades Fund? (Aug 29, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • claim just sent to bcbs of Il for lapband what to expect? (Sep 11, 2008) (View) (4 answers)
  • Claim sent to Medical Review- Cigna POS, What does this mean? (Jun 26, 2002) (View) (6 answers)
  • Clariification Needed: Gastric Surgery for Clinically Sever Obesity 15 CPT-4:43847 (Aug 1, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Clinical Review (Oct 21, 2008) (View) (4 answers)
  • Co. I work for is small (25 people); new Indy law effect us? (Aug 3, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • Cobra (May 9, 2000) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • COBRA (Feb 6, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • COBRA, I know this has been asked before, BUT..... (Sep 6, 2002) (View) (7 answers)
  • Commercial Weight Management Program (Sep 23, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • Company is switching from Cigna (South Florida) to BCBS of Michigan (May 27, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • compare insurances (Feb 27, 2000) (View) (3 answers)
  • Complication from prior surgery but employer no longer covers. (Oct 9, 2007) (View) (6 answers)
  • Condition that causes weight gain? (Mar 3, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • confused about wording of my policy (Jan 10, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • CORPORATE BENEFITS OF AMERICA (Aug 20, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Cost of surgery vs. Cost of future care (Feb 22, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • Could Aetna retract an approval? (Jan 22, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Could anyone tell me if State Farm Health Insurance will cover the DS procedure. (Aug 10, 1999) (View) (1 answer)
  • Could I be turned down....for insurance because of weight (Jul 15, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Could I qualify for medicaid? (Dec 21, 2000) (View) (3 answers)
  • Could I see a copy of a a personal letter to Ins co. to get an idea of what is needed? (Nov 24, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Could it be excluded from the exclusions? (Aug 28, 2000) (View) (3 answers)
  • could someone help me write an appeal letter (May 22, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Could someone plese tell me the difference between pre-aproved and approved (Jun 27, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Could someone share their appeal letter to give me ideas on how to write one? (Jan 31, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • Could there possibly be a way around an exclusion...... (Apr 9, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Could you please let me know if you have United Healthcare? (Jul 9, 2002) (View) (9 answers)
  • Could you please send copies of your insurance apppeal letters? (Feb 23, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Could you please share your appeal/approval letters with me? (Jan 24, 2000) (View) (4 answers)
  • CPT and ICD-9 Codes (Aug 1, 2001) (View) (13 answers)
  • Customer Serv. Rep told me they would cover WLS if it were proven medically necessary (Oct 3, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • DDOES ANYONE KNOW OF ANYWHERE I COULD GET WLS AND PAY (Feb 5, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • Dealing with exclusions? (May 11, 2006) (View) (4 answers)
  • Dean Care insurance approval (Jun 3, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Denial After Approval (Mar 16, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • DENIAL BECAUSE OF NO DOC. REFERRAL (Jun 7, 2004) (View) (3 answers)
  • Denial...do I get Walter Lindstrom to fight insurance co. OR my employer??? (Aug 19, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • DENIED (Jul 10, 2007) (View) (5 answers)
  • Denied "clinical info provided does not indicate... (Mar 13, 2006) (View) (5 answers)
  • denied 3 yrs ago. Appeal or start over? (Mar 25, 2001) (View) (5 answers)
  • Denied again....now on 3rd appeal (Jun 24, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Denied based on hospital facility not being under medical plan? (Apr 22, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Denied becasuse BC/BS considers Investigational (Jan 13, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • Denied because not enough physician records of dieting (Oct 1, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • Denied by Cigna-POS- no proof of diet- How strict are they with this rule? (Jul 10, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • Denied by HMO (Jul 21, 1999) (View) (1 answer)
  • DENIED by Stupid BC/BS of Texas! Please help! (Oct 16, 2006) (View) (7 answers)
  • Denied coverage by United Healthcare, now what? (Mar 18, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • Denied due to an Exclusion in my Ins. Policy (Feb 15, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Denied for exclusion, anyone out their appealed and won? (Jun 17, 2005) (View) (3 answers)
  • Denied for length of gastric bypass??? (Sep 27, 2004) (View) (2 answers)
  • Denied Lap Band-What type of information does CIGNA Want in an appeal letter? (May 30, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • Denied Referral (Oct 6, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • Denied surgery as "not meeting the age criteria" (I am 57) (Jun 11, 2000) (View) (3 answers)
  • Denied today, will appeal. Desperate for advice, info, help, PLEASE! (Jul 10, 2002) (View) (6 answers)
  • Denied, Appealed, Denied. Now What? (Sep 23, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Denied- Need appeal ideas (Nov 14, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • Did Aetna change their criteria for the 6-month diet on 8/22/03? (Aug 27, 2003) (View) (11 answers)
  • Did all of you write a letter of medical necessity? (Jun 3, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Did any of you have to come up with $$$$$ before surgery even if your insurance (Dec 3, 2001) (View) (21 answers)
  • DID ANY ONE GET APPOVE FROM HUMANA PPO FOR ABDOMINAL PASTY, PANNILECTOMY, INNER THIGH (May 20, 2008) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Did anyone else get a vague approval letter from United? (Aug 6, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • Did anyone else have to submit pictures to prove.. (Apr 8, 2008) (View) (6 answers)
  • Did anyone get approved with First Priority Health as their insurance? (Oct 18, 2004) (View) (1 answer)
  • did anyone get appvd having medicaid in virginia? (May 27, 2005) (View) (1 answer)
  • did anyone go through HR for approval? (Mar 19, 2004) (View) (3 answers)
  • Did anyone have a problem with out-of-network service and were you aproved? (Apr 19, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Did anyone have Lap RNY through Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO? (Jun 4, 2003) (View) (10 answers)
  • Did anyone have Ochsner Insurance? Did they Pay? (Jun 7, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • Did anyone have to do a 6 month diet for them first??? (May 27, 2005) (View) (3 answers)
  • DID ANYONE HAVE TO PAY 500.00 UP FROUNT FOR THE CONSALTATION. (Jul 16, 2002) (View) (8 answers)
  • Did anyone have trouble getting approved by United Health Care (HMO)? (Jul 7, 2002) (View) (6 answers)
  • Did anyone have trouble getting disability? (Jan 10, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Did anyone have trouble getting their insurance to pay for the consultation? (Feb 20, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • Did anyone have trouble with thier surgery cordinator (Jan 29, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • Did anyone NOT get an approval letter? (Jun 21, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • Did anyone's insurance use a large body frame guideline for them? (Dec 12, 2000) (View) (3 answers)
  • Did BC/BS require proof of supervised diets....... (Oct 8, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • Did I get denied or just asked for more information? (Feb 14, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • Did insurance cover your AGB? If so, who is the insurer? (Sep 10, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Did those of you having a distal bypass have trouble getting cpt code 43847 approved? (Sep 5, 2000) (View) (5 answers)
  • did tricare prime paid for plastic surgery (Dec 8, 2007) (View) (4 answers)
  • Did you ever hear of not knowing if your insurance has accepted your claim ? (Aug 26, 2004) (View) (4 answers)
  • Did you get OHP to pay for the Gastric Bypass? (Mar 19, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Did you write an appeal letter to your insurance company? (Mar 17, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Did your ins co deny request for surgery twice and then approve the third time? (Jun 8, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • did yuor policy cover you? (Dec 22, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Dietician needs help on evaluation recommendation for my surgery. She messed it up (Jun 27, 2013) (View) (1 answer)
  • Disabled Veteran Cost Memo to Chief of Staff (May 12, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • DMHC Denial (Aug 16, 2009) (View) (3 answers)
  • Do Alabama accepts medicaid for gastric bypass?Know a surgeon? (Feb 25, 2006) (View) (1 answer)
  • Do all surgeons require $4500 over what insurance covers? (Sep 12, 2001) (View) (10 answers)
  • Do any doctors in the St.louis or Springfield area accept Missouri Medicaid? (Apr 16, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • DO ANYONE HAVE ATENA POSII/BEENAPPROVED (Aug 3, 2007) (View) (7 answers)
  • Do anyone know if Cobra pay's 100% for wls? If not what is the pecentage pay ? (Jun 12, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Do anyone know of anyone who has had surgery in Louisiana without insurance? (Nov 25, 2000) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Do anyone know what precertification is? (Nov 6, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • Do anyone know what the approval process for EHP insurance is. (Jan 4, 2006) (View) (3 answers)
  • Do Ga Medicad pay for wls (Jul 26, 2008) (View) (4 answers)
  • Do have any rights to get my approval transfered to my new insurance company? (Jul 8, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Do HMO insurances cover WLS? (Apr 25, 2001) (View) (6 answers)
  • Do I absolutely have to have a PCP referal? (Jan 13, 2003) (View) (10 answers)
  • Do I co-pay for every pre-op test provider? (Jan 17, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Do I follow the required diet?? (Sep 16, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • DO I HAVE A CHANCE TO GET WLS (Oct 2, 2004) (View) (5 answers)
  • Do I have a choice in type of surgery DS vs RNY (Dec 19, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Do I have grounds for an appeal? (Dec 16, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • do i have the right to physically be at my appeal review? (Aug 24, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Do I have to re-submit for surgery after pregnancy? (May 12, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • Do I need a refferal from my PCP? (Apr 12, 2006) (View) (6 answers)
  • Do I need to have Cobra coverage to aviod a one month lapse? (Oct 11, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • Do I need to return to pcp for referral to different surgeon? (Mar 16, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • Do I stay in an unhappy job for my surgery? (Feb 20, 2002) (View) (10 answers)
  • Do I write the letter of appeal or does my primary doctor do that? And what do I say? (Apr 30, 2005) (View) (2 answers)
  • Do insurance co. reps read these boards? Can they hold info against people? (Jul 19, 2001) (View) (5 answers)
  • Do insurance companies consider your heredity when deciding on approval? (Nov 2, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • Do insurance companies have to be told what you are having done? (Mar 26, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Do insurance companies need proof of doctor supervised diet? (Oct 6, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • Do insurance company's or employers drop you because of expensive medical procedures you have had? (Aug 11, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Do insurer's ever give approvals over the phone? (Jun 21, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • do Medicare/Medicaid cover surgery? (Oct 19, 2004) (View) (6 answers)
  • Do most denials come from the insurance rather than the surgon? (Jan 23, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Do most hospitals require 100% of ins. copay upfront? (Jul 20, 2006) (View) (8 answers)
  • Do most Surgeon's send a letter to the Insurance? (Jun 20, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • Do the individual Blue Cross plans in Michigan still cover WLS? (Mar 22, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Do the Insurance Companies Verify your weight loss records? (Oct 1, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • Do the letters (Oct 11, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Do we all have case workers? how long does a review take?(Cigna HMO) (Sep 12, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Do you all think this letter from PCP will work for my insurance? (Sep 25, 2006) (View) (7 answers)
  • Do you get to choose a provider for surgery and which proc. or is it based on ins. ? (Jul 21, 2000) (View) (4 answers)
  • Do You Have BCBS State Health Benefit Plan HMO? (Apr 28, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Do you have Kaiser Southern California as your insurer? (May 14, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Do you know how do I find out where my paperwork is???? (Apr 3, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • do you know of any doctors in the palmbeach or broward county area that takes bc/bs h (Jan 28, 2004) (View) (3 answers)
  • Do you know of anyway to speed up the process thru kaiser? (Jun 20, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
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  • Does anyone know if Tri-west will cover DS or do they only cover RNY? Thanks, Kalena (Nov 29, 2004) (View) (4 answers)
  • Does anyone know if VA and Indiana are the only states..... (Jun 20, 2000) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • does anyone know if wheaton insurance covers bariatric surgery? (Dec 13, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
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  • DOES ANYONE KNOW OF A DOCTOR IN LOUISIANA THAT TAKES MEDICAID FOR GASTRIC BY PASS SUR (Sep 28, 2004) (View) (5 answers)
  • Does anyone know of a doctor that accepts Medicaid in the NY area? (Feb 18, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Does anyone know of a doctor that accepts meicaid in Louisiana? (Feb 7, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
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  • does ANYONE know of a Dr in the northern IL area, that will accept the IDPA medical (Jun 12, 2004) (View) (6 answers)
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  • Does anyone know of a PCP who supports WLS, and is part of No. CA Kaiser? (Jul 19, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Does anyone know of a policy I could purchase in Nevada that would cover WLS (Sep 4, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
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  • Does anyone know of a surgeon in Illinois who accepts Medicare? (Apr 29, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
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  • does anyone know of an insurance company who has individual plans & approves?? (Nov 29, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
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  • Does anyone know of any surgeons MD, VA, or Washington, D.C. ? (Jul 1, 2002) (View) (10 answers)
  • Does anyone know of anywhere in Louisiana that accepts Louisiana Medicaid? (Jul 18, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Does anyone know of insurance you can purchase that covers obesity? (Nov 15, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Does anyone know of Ohio surgeon who will take medicaid? (Jul 15, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Does anyone know of wls friendly insurance choices at UT Austin? (Dec 18, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • Does anyone know the CPT code for LAPAROSCOPIC roux-n-y? (Oct 17, 2001) (View) (5 answers)
  • Does anyone know the difference between insurance authorization and pre-certification (Sep 21, 2004) (View) (6 answers)
  • Does anyone know the different codes for obesity vs. morbid obesity. My insurance is (Mar 14, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • Does anyone know the exact requirements to have in order to be (Jun 2, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Does anyone know the name and address of the president of BCBS of OK (Apr 27, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Does anyone know the percentage of patients who receive WLS approval their first try? (Jan 13, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • Does anyone know the procedure code for Duodenal Switch? (Feb 5, 2004) (View) (2 answers)
  • Does anyone know the procedure code for the duodenal switch? (Jun 1, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • Does anyone know the requirementsclearance needed to be approved for RNY with bcbsga? (Jan 27, 2009) (View) (2 answers)
  • does anyone know their approval criteria? (May 19, 2005) (View) (5 answers)
  • Does anyone know what (Nov 17, 2002) (View) (6 answers)
  • Does anyone know what % Cigna PPO pays for WLS?? (May 3, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Does anyone know what BJ'S wholesale insurance is (Oct 11, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Does anyone know what I need to do next? (May 26, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Does anyone know what I should do............... (Feb 17, 2002) (View) (7 answers)
  • Does anyone know what insurance(s) Washington Mutual offers the WA employees? (May 24, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Does anyone know what is a RIDER? it deals with your insurance plan. (Sep 9, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Does anyone know what reasonal and customary charges are? (Feb 11, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Does anyone know what supervised weight lose is? (Jan 17, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • Does anyone know what the code is for LAP Gastric Bypass (Aug 19, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Does anyone know what the in network cost is for lap? (unit. health care ins) (Mar 29, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Does anyone know what the National Institute of Health surgery is? (Dec 17, 2007) (View) (2 answers)
  • Does anyone know what the out of pocket costs are for medicare and RNY (Jul 26, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS (Oct 21, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • Does anyone know when the KAISER Obesity Review Committee will meet again? (Aug 4, 2000) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Does anyone know when the Northern Ca, Committee Meets? (Jan 11, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Does anyone know where I can find out more about the (Jun 19, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • Does anyone know where to find any articles reflecting the (Sep 28, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • Does anyone know which hmo covered by NJ medicaid may approve my surgery? (Aug 20, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Does anyone know who I can contact for the number to the voc. rehab in Dothan Ala. (Jan 11, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Does anyone live in Indy and work at Navistar/International Harvester (Sep 13, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Does anyone no of any hospitals a nurse could work at? (Mar 21, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • DOES ANYONE NO WHAT DENIED-PENDING MEANS? (Jul 3, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • Does anyone now a reffering PCP in Cincinnati? (Nov 3, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • Does anyone out there have a answer? (Jul 23, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Does anyone out there have JI Speciatly as an insurer? (Jul 30, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Does anyone out there have this insurance and used Dr. Noel Williams? (Jun 29, 2004) (View) (2 answers)
  • Does anyone that had the surgeries have TLC-TnCare? (Jun 3, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Does anyone that lives in California know if you are able to collect disability? (Feb 4, 2000) (View) (4 answers)
  • does anyone w/ bcbs/fl have this problem? (Oct 2, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • Does anyone work for ANTHEM? (Jun 12, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Does anyone work for MAMSI? (Jun 12, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Does anyone work for Winn Dixie? Were you able to get surgery approved? (Jan 29, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Does anyone working for the state of Texas been approved by (May 28, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • does anyony know if ky medicade will pay for going to physc dr an to dieation? (Apr 7, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Does anypne have IAB? If so, what percentage of the surgery will they cover? (Sep 26, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Does BC/BS of Georgia (Blue Choice PPO) cover baeriatric surgery in Texas. (Dec 9, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Does BCBS of NH only approve the gatric band vs the RNY?? I hope not!!!! (Feb 14, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Does BCBS PPO of IL REQUIRE medically supervised diet? (Feb 5, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Does BCBS TX ever approve Lap Band (Feb 13, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Does being approved for the consultation with a surgeon mean you're approved? (Jul 22, 2000) (View) (3 answers)
  • Does blue cross blue shield of texas cover the surgery? (Apr 15, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • does cigna ppo or the dr.require money upfront before surgery is done (Sep 22, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • does cigna ppo require 3 months of supervised diets in last year.. (Aug 29, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • Does Cigna PPO require a referal from my PCP? (Aug 28, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • Does Delux Corp's insurance cover WLS? (Nov 20, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Does ever state have their own insurance commissioner? (Jun 11, 2000) (View) (3 answers)
  • Does Florida Medicaid cover bariatric surgery (Jun 28, 2005) (View) (3 answers)
  • Does Ga. still have a state law prohibiting insurance denial (Sep 28, 2004) (View) (1 answer)
  • Does Hawaii Med-QUEST cover WLS? (Jun 18, 2007) (View) (1 answer)
  • Does indiana medicade approve even without documented diets by your doctor? (Aug 26, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Does ins pay for wls if gallbladder is (Dec 5, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • Does insurance alway pay for surgery when they (Jul 1, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • Does insurance approval expire? (Jan 15, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Does insurance approval expire? (Jan 17, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • Does insurance companies get irrated if you call them too much? (Dec 15, 2004) (View) (2 answers)
  • Does insurance cover lap RNY as easily as open? (Jul 26, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • Does it help to bug your insurance comapny to get approved? (Oct 26, 2001) (View) (5 answers)
  • Does It look like I may be approved? (Nov 4, 1999) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Does it sound as if i will be approved? (Nov 4, 1999) (View) (1 answer)
  • Does it sound as if i will be approved? (Nov 4, 1999) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Does it sound as if I will be approved? (Nov 4, 1999) (View) (3 answers)
  • does Jenny Craig count as a medically supervised diet??????? (Apr 14, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • DOES KANSAS MEDICAID COVER ANY WLS? (Oct 28, 2005) (View) (3 answers)
  • does key stone mercy take long to aprove you? (Jun 26, 2009) (View) (2 answers)
  • Does Keystone Mercy cover the DS? (Duodenal Switch) (Jan 25, 2008) (View) (2 answers)
  • does losing too much or too littlte adversly affect my insurance(health america/ heal (Jul 27, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Does Masshealth Insurance require this? (Jul 11, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • does medicade pay???please i need help (Jun 27, 2008) (View) (9 answers)
  • Does medicaid (medical card) in Illinois cover wls. (Sep 13, 2007) (View) (4 answers)
  • DOES MEDICAID COVER psych evaluations? (Apr 7, 2005) (View) (3 answers)
  • does medicaid in dayton,ohio cover surgery quickly? (Apr 12, 2006) (View) (2 answers)
  • DOES MEDICAID IN TEXAS COVER WLS (Jan 4, 2007) (View) (1 answer)
  • Does Medicaid Managed Care NY cover surgery? Dr. Caruana take it? (Feb 18, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Does Medicaid of Mississippi pay on weight loss surgeries? (Sep 12, 2006) (View) (1 answer)
  • does medicaid require co-morbs if you have a BMI over 40? If so what ones? (Jan 11, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • DOES MEDICAL AND MEDICARE IN CA PAY FOR A PANNI ? (Feb 14, 2004) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • DOES MEDICAL AND MEDICARE IN CA PAY FOR ANY LIP/PANNI? (Feb 14, 2004) (View) (2 answers)
  • Does Medical cover the plastic surgery? (Nov 8, 2004) (View) (2 answers)
  • Does Medicare cover LAP RNY? (Feb 14, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Does medicare pay for a lap? (Jul 9, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Does Medicare pay for hospital stay for a Duodenal Switch wls? (Oct 24, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Does Medicare Pay For the Duodenal Switch surgery? (Apr 28, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Does MN Medical assistance pay for bariatric surgery and under what circumstances? (Mar 28, 2001) (View) (15 answers)
  • Does my PCP get m approved or does the surgeon? (Jan 23, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • DOES MY PCP HAVE TO REFER ME TO A DR. IF I HAVE CUSTOM CARE? (Nov 12, 2000) (View) (3 answers)
  • Does OHIP cover gastric banding in Canada? (Oct 26, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Does OHIP in Canada cover this and where can I find a doc?? Ottawa (Jan 12, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Does open enrollment apply to individual policies as well? (Dec 19, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Does Optima cover WLS? (Jun 12, 2005) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Does Pacific Bariatric in San Diego accept Tricare? (Mar 11, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Does Pacific Life Insurance require proof of Dr. supervised diets? (Dec 11, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • Does PHP have a website that you can check for approval / denial? (Feb 20, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • does sleep apne a and thyroid malfunction count as being a candidate for surgery (May 7, 2009) (View) (5 answers)
  • Does Texas Medicaid pay for full surgery? Any stipulations? (May 6, 2009) (View) (2 answers)
  • Does the insurance approval expire (Oct 28, 2001) (View) (7 answers)
  • Does this look like an approval? (Mar 20, 2006) (View) (4 answers)
  • Does this mean I wont get covered? (Mar 7, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Does this mean they will cover WLS? (Aug 12, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • Does this qualify as a supervised diet? (Nov 25, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • Does this seem like obesity dscrimination? (Oct 5, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • does this sound like i'll be covered? (Sep 1, 2000) (View) (4 answers)
  • does tri care comsider pcos as a co-morbidity??? (Jan 26, 2004) (View) (5 answers)
  • Does Tricare cover this procedure? (Oct 16, 2002) (View) (6 answers)
  • Does United health care cover wls? (Nov 20, 2001) (View) (6 answers)
  • Does wls approval expire? (Feb 12, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Does worker's Comp paying for WLS? (Aug 3, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Does your insurance company have a right not to tell you what their criteria is? (Apr 4, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • Does your insurance company know when you are on COBRA (Aug 5, 2002) (View) (7 answers)
  • Does your insurance pay on your required blood tests? (Oct 10, 2000) (View) (3 answers)
  • Don't understand this letter.... (Jun 11, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • Down with my insurance company!! Age an issue?? (Jul 23, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Dr's in Fresno California that take Calviva Health for GVS? (Jul 23, 2014) (View) (1 answer)
  • Dr. doesn't accept any insurance? (Jan 28, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • Dr. Ellner or Dr. Welker & Aetna POS Insurance Cost/Pmts (Nov 16, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Dr. Marema's Office said they would handle all the insurance, but ... (Aug 11, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Dr. retired or deceased. how to get documentation re: wt.loss attempts? (Sep 23, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • Dr. sent infor to BCBS, Ins. said pre-cert for surgery, I can have surgery? (Oct 4, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Dr. submitted my paperwork (Sep 22, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • Dr.'s who take Medi-Cal (Feb 15, 2004) (View) (1 answer)
  • Dr.'s that charge outside of insurance? (Sep 12, 2001) (View) (6 answers)
  • Dr.Mora and BCBS of Alabama (Jun 25, 2007) (View) (3 answers)
  • dying from something (Jun 30, 2006) (View) (6 answers)
  • eating disorder exclusion (Feb 4, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • empire BC/BS requirements, What are they? how can I find out what I need to get in (Aug 1, 2006) (View) (7 answers)
  • Employee Exclusion at United Healthcare, How can this be? (Jan 18, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Employer did not choose obesity treatment option (Apr 17, 2009) (View) (2 answers)
  • Employer exclusion--Help! (Mar 17, 2005) (View) (4 answers)
  • Employer funding WLS (Feb 16, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Employer wrote the policy with exclusion for WLS. Anyone appealed and won? (Oct 1, 2000) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Employers in Whatcom Co that cover WLS? (May 18, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • Employers Self funded plan....What does that mean exactly? (Apr 27, 2006) (View) (4 answers)
  • Ever been approved when your insurance co has an exclusion clause? (May 13, 2009) (View) (3 answers)
  • Ever fight your employer legally to get this surgery covered? (Aug 6, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Every step forward in the process takes me two steps back... help! (May 23, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Everyone: Can you please help get the word out? URGENT! (Dec 14, 2005) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Exactly who denies the employer or the insurance? (Aug 31, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • examples of appeal letters? (Nov 25, 2005) (View) (2 answers)
  • Excluded both husb/mine ins.....any one ever have ins cover if excluded? (Jul 10, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • Exclusion and BCBS in Texas (Aug 4, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • Exclusion for Weight Loss Surgery (Aug 3, 2009) (View) (8 answers)
  • EXCLUSION IN POLICY. HOW IS A GOOD WAY TO APPEAL? (Sep 9, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Exclusion of coverage&been appr. anyone have coresourse? (Apr 15, 1999) (View) (1 answer)
  • Exclusion or not? (Dec 5, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Exclusion specific (Jan 23, 2000) (View) (3 answers)
  • Exclusion to Regence BCBS of OR. Has anyone had any luck with this company getting (Nov 22, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • exclusions (Aug 19, 2006) (View) (4 answers)
  • Exclusions by employer (Mar 22, 2004) (View) (4 answers)
  • exclusions CPT code 43846 (Aug 19, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Exclusions Overturned???? (Oct 24, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • Exclusions, how do you get around them? (Jan 23, 2006) (View) (3 answers)
  • Exclusions? (Apr 30, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • Exclustion says will pay for endogenous obesity and not exogenous obesity? (Jul 29, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Experiences with Optimum Choice Health Insurance (Nov 13, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Explain the appeal and paperwork process? (Jun 17, 2005) (View) (2 answers)
  • External Review says YES! Will insurance pay? (Jan 8, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Face to face with 2nd Appeal Committee, need suggestions from those who've been there (Jul 24, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • FEDERAL BCBS PPO - Like to hear from post-ops who've dealt with this (Nov 16, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • Feeling hopeless after 92 days and still no word (Jul 13, 2000) (View) (4 answers)
  • Fighting CareFirst BC/BC Denial 11/1/02. Can obtain Anthem BC/BS in July. (Mar 28, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Filed complaint w/ Texas Insurance Commission after denials: Anyone had success? (Nov 18, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Finding an insurer (Jul 25, 2006) (View) (3 answers)
  • Finding coverage post-surgery for self-employed (Apr 26, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • FINDING SURGEONS IN NC THAT DOES LAP/RNY (Oct 29, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • First available appointment with surgeon 6 months away; what do I do in the meantime? (Oct 6, 2003) (View) (9 answers)
  • First I was asked to get a psychological evaluation, then (Oct 12, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • First letter for Approval Sent for VSG (May 7, 2009) (View) (1 answer)
  • FISERV OR BENEFIT PLANNERS PHCS PPO (Nov 15, 2007) (View) (1 answer)
  • florida medicaid (Nov 6, 2008) (View) (2 answers)
  • For 5 months Cigna has said yes, now 3 wks before surgery they say NO.. (Mar 24, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • For anyone who has AmericanLifeCare Ins. and had wls how much if any, out of pocket (Apr 24, 2005) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • For anyone who has used Obesitylaw.com (Dec 15, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • For those of you in Wa and have Group Health.... (Feb 26, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • For those of you with Tricare Prime... (Oct 27, 2003) (View) (9 answers)
  • For your info. I am meeting Dr. Rumbaut in Matamorous Mx. in Aug. For my first fill. (Jul 1, 1999) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • From CA. who can I contact for help for a friend? (Apr 19, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • FYI Articles on How the Insurance Industry Views our Surgery (Jan 11, 2005) (View) (2 answers)
  • FYI for anyone looking for a way to contact their state office of insurance (Apr 13, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • FYI- Indiana (Aug 24, 2000) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • GA teachers who have had WLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (May 27, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Gallbladder (Aug 25, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • General exclusion and its wording (Jan 10, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • general exclusion not stating must be medical nessesity (Jun 15, 2005) (View) (3 answers)
  • General Exclusions: What if a company seems to see it as cosmetic surgery? (Jun 5, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • General insurance questions-Deductible (Jun 12, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • GEORGIA MEDICAID (Mar 24, 2006) (View) (1 answer)
  • GETTING APPROVAL FROM A NEW INSURANCE POLICY (Nov 29, 1999) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • GETTING APPROVAL FROM A NEW INSURANCE POLICY (Nov 29, 1999) (View) (2 answers)
  • Getting Aetna insurance approval Help !!! (Jul 31, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Getting an approval through the HR DEPARTMENT?? (May 2, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Getting approved by 1199 greater NY benefit fund (Jan 15, 2007) (View) (1 answer)
  • Getting Approved with Aetna even though not met 5 year criteria. (Mar 14, 2004) (View) (3 answers)
  • Getting prepared for battle.... (Jan 29, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • GHI and Out-Of-Network Lap Band Surgery (Nov 15, 2008) (View) (4 answers)
  • GHI/Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield/Intracorp Dealings with them (May 17, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Give me direction for the appeal board (May 11, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Going be on conference call with the Appeal board Thursday.. Need Help!!!!!!! (Apr 6, 2002) (View) (7 answers)
  • Good Insurance for gastric bypass? (Jul 7, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Goodbye Insurance.... Hello Drawingboard :( (Oct 13, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • got denied-got denied on appeal, should i keep trying? (Apr 28, 2008) (View) (8 answers)
  • Got my denial letter.. (Apr 18, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Gotten Approval Even though you had a Exclusion Clause. (Mar 3, 2000) (View) (7 answers)
  • GP won't do prelim tests because they aren't covered by ins. (Feb 8, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • great insurance! (Jan 5, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • great website (Sep 25, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • HAS ANYONE HAD ANY PROBLEMS WITH MEDICARE PART A? (Aug 19, 2006) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has any Kaiser (Northern Ca.) members been approved recently for a DS? (Jul 28, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has any one been able to get BCBS of Tx HEALTHSELECT pay? How? (Aug 27, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has any one been approved by their insurer that is subsidised by BHP?- (Sep 26, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has any one been approved with bcbs fl ppo (state employee) (Apr 29, 2006) (View) (3 answers)
  • Has any one file legal action against your Insurance carrier? (Feb 17, 2000) (View) (4 answers)
  • has any one gotten help from ins commissioner (Jun 2, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • has any one had a policy with united health care that had an exclusion against (Feb 15, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • Has any one had RNY approved with Blue Cross Blue Shield for NC State Employees (Dec 10, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has any one had this surger on a state paper, if so how? (Mar 27, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • has any one purchased self-employment ins. (Jan 28, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has any-onr in Florida had the surgery, and had Vocational Rehab pay for the surgery (May 4, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anybody been approved recently with a BMI of 60 and only 1 co morbidity (Mar 13, 2006) (View) (7 answers)
  • Has Anybody Been Denied Because Of Depression? (Feb 7, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • Has anybody ever had their surgery scheduled before they got approval? (Jan 23, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Has anybody had Health Care Savings Aprrove this surgery? (Feb 15, 2005) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anybody had problems being approved after submitting weight and diet history (Mar 12, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anybody had problems being approved for insurance by going out of network? (Jul 14, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anybody had their surgery at Lake Mead hospital in Las Vegas, NV (Feb 22, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anybody had to deal with BCBS of Alabama PPO? (Feb 23, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anybody has success with Walter Lindstrom re: exclusions? (Apr 8, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anybody heard of insurance paying 50% of the allowed costs of this surgery? (May 9, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anybody recieved approval from an ins. co when they had a written exclusion? (Jan 26, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • Has anyone had experience with HealthNet's medically supervised weight lose program? (Jan 22, 2009) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone used an insurance plan PPOM (abs) (Jan 9, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone actually had a Exclusion denial reversed? (Oct 23, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • Has anyone appeaed due to a 12month waiting period denial. (May 23, 2002) (View) (6 answers)
  • Has anyone appealed a written insurance exclusion and won? (Jan 13, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Has anyone appealed and won against their exclusion policy? (Jul 24, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Has anyone appealed the BS of CA 6 month waiting period? (Apr 16, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone appealed to their insurance and/or their employer to see if they would (Oct 13, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone applied for life insurace after surgery? (Nov 15, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • Has anyone attempted to get life insurance after having WLS? (Aug 24, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • Has anyone beat a tough exclusion? (Feb 4, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • has anyone beat an iron clad exclusion? (Jun 18, 2003) (View) (7 answers)
  • Has anyone been able to get around the 6 month required Dr diet for pre-auth? (Sep 11, 2009) (View) (7 answers)
  • Has anyone been able to get Kaiser to pay for any of their reconstructive surgery, (Mar 7, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone been able to get their/theitspouse's company to change plans? (Jul 12, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone been able to get your Self-Insured Co. to change the Policy (Apr 22, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone been able to have a gastric bypass and tummy tuck? (Aug 26, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • Has anyone been able to obtain Social Security Disability benefits? (Nov 4, 1999) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone been able to overturn a written exclusion with BCBS of TX? (Sep 5, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • has anyone been appoved for the sleeve with a bmi under 50? I was told insurance (Nov 18, 2011) (View) (5 answers)
  • has anyone been approve for surgery without dr supervised diet in 2005 (Oct 4, 2005) (View) (5 answers)
  • Has anyone been approved 1st time for Bi-pass surgery with BC/BS of Illinois? (May 18, 2009) (View) (3 answers)
  • Has anyone been approved after an appeal? (May 2, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • Has anyone been approved after only having insurance for a few months? (Nov 9, 2000) (View) (7 answers)
  • Has anyone been approved and not had the 5 years needed? (Mar 25, 2004) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone been approved but had to switch to another doctor? (Mar 27, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • Has anyone been approved by Aetna in 2003 ? (May 5, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone been approved by BC PPO 1500 w/BMI >40 but no Dr. supervised diet? (Mar 29, 2006) (View) (7 answers)
  • Has anyone been approved by BC/BS of Alabama, PPO? (Jul 13, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Has anyone been approved by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee this year? (Jul 9, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • Has anyone been approved by CIGNA HMO since June 2003? (Aug 8, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • Has anyone been approved by Great West Life & Annuity without physician's docs? (May 7, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • has anyone been approved by health plan services- celtic insurance for the sugery? (Jul 7, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone been approved by ins & asked to pay extra by surgeon? (Dec 18, 2001) (View) (6 answers)
  • has anyone been approved by NHPRI (Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island (Jul 17, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone been approved by OMNI insurance???? (Feb 7, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has ANYONE been approved by Regence BLue Cross? (Aug 5, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone been approved by Rocky Mountain UFCW? (Aug 3, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone been approved for a tummy tuck with Prudential Healthcare? (May 16, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone been approved for Bariatric surgery with DEPRESSION as a CO-MORBIDITY? (Jul 19, 2010) (View) (6 answers)
  • has anyone been approved for lap band with bcbs IL? (Dec 8, 2005) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone been approved for LapRNY with Schlumberger Insurance? (Oct 21, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • has anyone been approved for surgery resently by cigna ppo??? (Feb 4, 2003) (View) (8 answers)
  • has anyone been approved for surgery through UHC (Jun 1, 2005) (View) (7 answers)
  • Has anyone been approved for the GR-DS by Blue Cross? (May 6, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone been approved for the Lap-Band surgery under BCBC of Illinois? (Dec 8, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone been approved for WLS with insurance from BellSouth? (Feb 9, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone been approved for wls by one surgeon then switched to another surgeon ? (May 22, 2000) (View) (4 answers)
  • Has anyone been approved for WLS by United Health Care HMO in Florida? (May 17, 2009) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone been approved for WLS since Jan.1,03 with BCBS (Jan 13, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • has anyone been approved for wls surgery with univera/medicaid in buffalo,ny area? (Apr 25, 2008) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone been approved for WLS using BCBS of Florida from an HMA hospital? (Oct 9, 2008) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone been approved from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi? (Apr 15, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone been approved from Partners Health Plan of NC? (Feb 7, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone been approved having Medicaid? (Jul 21, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • Has anyone been approved in Maryland with MD medicaid? (Apr 16, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone been approved in the past month or so from kaiser. (Apr 2, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • Has anyone been approved on Medicare? (May 18, 2005) (View) (4 answers)
  • Has anyone been approved or refused for surgery by this company? (May 3, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • has anyone been approved recently with aetna pos II in NY? How? (Dec 1, 2006) (View) (8 answers)
  • has anyone been approved through aetna without a bmi 35 or more for (Jul 3, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone been approved through Hillcrest Healthcare systems? (Mar 23, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone been approved through ND medical assistance and if so did it take long? (Jun 16, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • has anyone been approved through php of mid michigan (Mar 3, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone been approved through Unicare for Tummy Tuck? (Jan 10, 2005) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone been approved through USA benefits? (Jan 21, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone been approved thru Blueshield Mills Peninsula Medical Group? (Apr 23, 2004) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone been approved thru General Motors for Lap Surgery? (Oct 21, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone been approved thru NCHPP/WPS insurance? (Jul 30, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone been approved thru the UnitedHealthcare POS insurance? (Apr 19, 2002) (View) (9 answers)
  • Has anyone been approved under Bill #212 (Jul 21, 2000) (View) (3 answers)
  • has anyone been approved under cobra? (Mar 9, 2004) (View) (3 answers)
  • Has anyone been approved when there is an exclusion for WLS with your insurance comp? (Dec 15, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone been approved who has BC/BS of Pennsylvania? (Apr 30, 2008) (View) (6 answers)
  • Has anyone been approved with a bmi of 39 with blue cross blue sheild of georgia pos (Jan 27, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone been approved with a low BMI by Medical Mutual of Ohio? (Mar 30, 2004) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone been approved with a Medical Card? (Aug 11, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone been approved with Aetna Qpos? (Sep 19, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone been approved with BC/BS TRS? How tough is it? (Jul 26, 2005) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone been approved with Cigna with low 40's BMI and no comorbids (Oct 24, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Has anyone been approved with Illinois medicaid (Mar 5, 2004) (View) (3 answers)
  • Has anyone been approved with insurance through the (Feb 5, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Has anyone been approved with Pekin Life? (Jan 17, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone been approved with Tri-west but then denied? (Apr 28, 2005) (View) (4 answers)
  • Has anyone been approved with UHC Choice Plus? (May 14, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • Has anyone been approved with Unicare? (Aug 15, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Has anyone been approved without a medically supervised diet history (May 4, 2001) (View) (5 answers)
  • Has anyone been approved WITHOUT medically supervised weight loss attempts? (Nov 10, 2000) (View) (12 answers)
  • Has anyone been approved, then disapproved due to the employer's exclusions? (Mar 17, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone been approvedby Aetna EPO since the beginning of 2003? (Apr 3, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • HAS ANYONE BEEN APROVED FOR TT INCLUDING TIGHTING OF THE MUSCEL'S WITH UHC. (Jan 12, 2004) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone been aproved with BCBS POS without having to do the 6mt supervised diet? (Aug 11, 2005) (View) (10 answers)
  • has anyone been aprrove for lapband surgery with (federal employee) bcbs? (Apr 16, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Has anyone been covered by Washington State medicaid for the WLS? (Feb 23, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone been covered for surgery by COBRA in S.Florida or other state?? (Feb 16, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Has anyone been denied because they had stapling done (Mar 21, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • Has anyone been denied by Cigna open access and then won on appeal? (Jan 18, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone been denied by Healthlink Open Access III and then been approved? (Dec 27, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone been denied by Pacific Care Insurance? (Jul 27, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • HAS ANYONE BEEN DENIED BY WAUSAU (Aug 28, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone been denied due to the 5 year rule? (Aug 21, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone been denied for a revision from VBG to RNY by Aetna (Oct 15, 2004) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • has anyone been denied from United HC EPO? now they want doctor diet history! (Sep 3, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone been denied health insurance because they had weight loss surgery? (May 31, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • HAS ANYONE BEEN DENIED IN PA? (Apr 4, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone been denied life insurance due to pending surgery? (Mar 12, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • Has anyone been denied short term disablity benefits? (Oct 9, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone been denied, Then go through the department of insurance? (Jul 10, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone been given approval by CIGNA (Apr 18, 2001) (View) (9 answers)
  • Has anyone been on hmo had doctor but hospital where he does surgery not in network? (Jun 17, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone been recently denied by BCBS of IL PPO? (Jul 9, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • Has anyone been sad enough to use someone's insurance (Aug 10, 2001) (View) (5 answers)
  • Has anyone been successful having an out of network provider paid as in network? (Jan 3, 2003) (View) (8 answers)
  • Has Anyone been Successful Having WLS Services not Provided by their Surgeon Covered? (Jul 26, 2000) (View) (4 answers)
  • Has anyone been successful in using their Attorney General to get approval? (Feb 1, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone been through the external reivew process? (Sep 15, 2006) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone been told by insur co. that they must'vehave been over 40 bmi the last (Jan 31, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone been told by a hospital that is a medicare provider that Medicare Part A (Mar 18, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone been told Medicare and BC/BC does not do precertifications, or predertirmi (Aug 1, 2000) (View) (8 answers)
  • Has anyone been told they can't appeal request for pre-certification? (Aug 13, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone been told they were too young to have the surgery (Dec 3, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • Has anyone been turned down by the insurance company? (Jun 20, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • Has anyone been turned down by the Tricare docs. (Aug 23, 2005) (View) (6 answers)
  • Has anyone been up against Cigna HMO in Texas for 2nd level appeal? (Aug 3, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone bought an individual insurance policy which eventually paid for WLS? (Apr 26, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • has anyone bought an individual policy from BS/BC of NE to pay for WLS? (May 9, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone bought insurance on their own and gotten an approval for this surgery? (Apr 4, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone bought private insurance to cover WLS? (Dec 14, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone changed dr and surgery type after ins approval? (Aug 16, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Has anyone changed Insurance Co. after getting approval from present Ins. Co. ? (May 1, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone considered a class action law suit against their Ins CO? (Nov 20, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • Has anyone considered petitioning the U.S. House and Senate? (Jan 29, 2001) (View) (7 answers)
  • Has anyone dealt with a DENIAL based on an EXCLUSION to a policy by the employer? (Aug 9, 2001) (View) (6 answers)
  • Has anyone dealt with Aetna's new requirements posted on 1/17/03??? HELP!! (Jan 30, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone dealt with an insurance company with a (Nov 18, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone dealt with Blue Cross PPO-Prudent Buyer Plan (Jan 21, 2008) (View) (4 answers)
  • Has anyone dealt with Cariten POS insurance lately?? (Oct 1, 2008) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone dealt with contract exclusions for weight loss with BC BS Carefirst MD? (Nov 12, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone dealt with exclusions from HMO BCBS (Dec 13, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • Has anyone dealt with Health-Net/PHS/Qualmed Insurance and WLS? (Nov 17, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone dealt with Highmark BlueCross/BlueShield ?? (Aug 14, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • Has anyone dealt with NHP- Neighborhood Health insurance, who has done/or is going to do the surgery (May 8, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone dealt with obtaining Aetna's approval for BPD/DS type WLS (May 21, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • Has anyone dealt with Partners National of North Carolina? (May 22, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone dealt with Qual Choice and bi-polar? (Apr 16, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Has anyone dealt with SC Medicaid or Dr Rowitz in Anderson SC? (Aug 24, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • has anyone dealt with the NAL (Jan 11, 2006) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone dealt with United Health Care for Railroad Employees (Feb 5, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • HAS ANYONE DEALT WITH......... (Apr 8, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • HAS ANYONE DEALTH WITH THIS INSUANCE IN GETTING APPROVAL FOR SURGEY ? (Feb 1, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone delt with BC/BS Rochester SSA out of Rochester NY??? (May 23, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone done a comparison of the cost of not having surgery to having it done? (May 23, 2000) (View) (4 answers)
  • Has anyone done Appeal letter for surgery disapproval for lap band due to depression (Sep 4, 2004) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone done the 6 month diet for Cigna and still been denied surgery? (Jul 18, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • Has anyone else been denied surgery from JF Molloy Insurance? (Jun 9, 2000) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone else been told that this is a non approved benefit as of Jan 2004? (Jan 18, 2004) (View) (4 answers)
  • Has anyone else had difficulty getting approved through Medicare? (Jan 29, 2006) (View) (6 answers)
  • Has anyone else had the experience that UHC changed its policy about pre-determinatio (Apr 22, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • Has anyone else had the following problem regarding insur. coverage? (May 31, 2000) (View) (4 answers)
  • Has anyone else had their coverage canceled? (Dec 6, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • Has anyone else had to appeal to their/spouse's employer? (Jul 14, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone else had to get preapproval from Insurance before a surgeon (Oct 10, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Has anyone else heard that BC/BS FEP now requires precert? (Jan 25, 2004) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone else heard that BTC in Ypsilanti will no longer accept BCBS? (Apr 4, 2003) (View) (14 answers)
  • Has anyone else used Unicare? I have Unicare Platinum PPO, how well do they pay? (Jun 1, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone encountered morbid obesity not being covered by their policy? (Jan 3, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone encountered the out-of-pocket maximum situation before? (Jul 21, 2000) (View) (4 answers)
  • Has anyone encountered this billing problem? Please help! (Jul 20, 2001) (View) (6 answers)
  • Has anyone ever appeared before their insurance board at an appeal hearing? If so, (Jun 1, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • HAS ANYONE EVER BEATEN A DENIAL FROM CAREFIRST BLUECHOICE WITH THIS EXCLUSION? (Jan 31, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone ever been able to co-ordinate benefits using TriCare? (Feb 28, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone ever been approved after being denied for.... (May 7, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone ever been approved by CHP for WLS? (Jan 2, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone ever been approved by General American in Louisiana for the WLS? (Mar 24, 2000) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone ever been approved by HEALTH CHOICE for Ok> State Employees??? (May 2, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone ever been approved by PHN? (Sep 16, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone ever been approved for the surgery and told that it was covered 100% ... (Nov 5, 2002) (View) (9 answers)
  • Has Anyone Ever Been Approved For WLS By Anthem BCBS??? Please Respond. Thanks!! (Mar 15, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • Has anyone ever been approved right before their surgery..... (Jul 27, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • Has anyone ever been approved ubder this insurance? PLEASE, PLEASE let me know (May 26, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone ever been approved with Genesys HealthPlus? (Oct 9, 2007) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone ever been approved with medicaid?` (Mar 18, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has Anyone Ever been Approved without even knowing it at first? (Jun 20, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • Has anyone ever been approved, then denied through compass with Aetna insurance? (Aug 19, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone ever been denied and then approved on an appeal? (Dec 21, 1999) (View) (3 answers)
  • Has anyone ever been denied insurance because they are overweight? (Jul 7, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • Has anyone ever been denied surgery because of there thyroid? (Jan 23, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • has anyone ever been given an excetions by their employer? (Jul 16, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • has anyone ever been refused insurance due to their weight (Feb 22, 2000) (View) (5 answers)
  • Has anyone ever changed ins. companies after all pre-op testing has been completed? (Sep 6, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone ever collected TDI in the state of RI? (Sep 3, 2000) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone ever dealt with an exclusion like this one? (Apr 5, 2000) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • has anyone ever dealt with P5insurance or mountain medical aff.? (Jan 30, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone ever fought UPS and /or Humana HMO and won? (Nov 21, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone ever got their surgery date before request for approval sent to Insurance? (Oct 5, 1999) (View) (9 answers)
  • has anyone ever gotten insurance approval when there is an exclusion of coverage? (Nov 27, 1998) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone ever had a pre-existing clause lifted from their BC/BS policy? (May 10, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • has anyone ever had Anthem PPO Blue Access with an exclusion and got approved? (Aug 29, 2008) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone ever had Care Entree? (Jul 14, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone ever had success going through the department of insurance, after being d (Jul 24, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone ever had their insurance approve their surgery for 50% doesn't sound like (May 10, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • has anyone ever had there medical records lost? (Jun 24, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • has anyone ever had this exclusion (Oct 21, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • Has anyone ever had WLS having Harvard Pilgrim(POS)as their insurance company? (May 9, 2009) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone ever had WLS with BC/BS of Illinois-PPO that is through Wal-mart? (Jan 26, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone ever had/ have an individual Blue Cross PPO Share? (Jul 6, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone ever heard of social security paying for wls? Having a hard time with my (May 7, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone EVER received coverage by Medicare? (Oct 18, 1999) (View) (11 answers)
  • Has Anyone Ever Tried This? (Aug 29, 2000) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone ever used CHRISTUS HEALTH insurance for the LAPBAND procedure? (Nov 14, 2008) (View) (5 answers)
  • Has anyone ever used Full Access Medical to help with WLS. (Apr 27, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone ever won an Appeal through HR? (Mar 16, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone ever won an appeal with BCBS of Ga on there past documentation of weight l (Mar 16, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone ever won with a specific rider exclusion? (Feb 25, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone ever wrote the letter for their Doctor (Sep 14, 2007) (View) (5 answers)
  • Has anyone every got Community First through University Health System to cover surger (Sep 11, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone experienced denial because insurance says you haven't been MO long enough? (May 5, 2006) (View) (5 answers)
  • Has anyone experienced this???? (Jul 25, 2000) (View) (5 answers)
  • Has anyone filed a complaint with their State Insurance Commission? (Jun 21, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone found their insurance covered care and excluded care contradictory? (Apr 8, 2004) (View) (5 answers)
  • Has anyone from NC been approved with Medicaid? (Oct 8, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone from PA ever had this surgery using the PA Access medical insurance? (Feb 12, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • has anyone getting approve with medicaid so far. (Dec 19, 2004) (View) (4 answers)
  • Has anyone given up on insurance before a letter has been sent? (Jun 13, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • Has anyone gone around going through a MTF and avoided the long wait? (May 6, 2004) (View) (4 answers)
  • Has anyone gone as far as legal assistance for appeal? (Jun 16, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • Has anyone gone out of net work with HMO health Net in sourthern California? (Jan 19, 2006) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone gone through a Group Health Options Board Appeal and been approved? (Jan 31, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone gone through an appeal hearing with their insurance company? (Mar 16, 2004) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone gone through BTC in Mi. with BCBS of Illinois as their insurance company? (Mar 14, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • HAS ANYONE GONE WITH KAISER MIDATLANTIC AND GET AN APPROVAL (Apr 12, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone got an approval after 2nd appeal letter? (Dec 31, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • has anyone got an approval after finishing the supervised dieting requirement? (Oct 13, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • Has anyone got approved by AFLAC (Jun 12, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • has anyone got approved varies times but one mistake delays the surgery? (Dec 18, 2009) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone got approved with TARGET INSURANCE?? (Apr 9, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone got CIGNA PPA+ ? (Aug 28, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone got info about this new law that will be effective 7-1-2000 ? (May 16, 2000) (View) (3 answers)
  • HAS ANYONE GOT ON AN INDIVIDUAL POLICY THEN HAD WLS DONE?? (Jul 27, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone gotten Aetna approval for RNY since Jan 03? (Mar 28, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone gotten approval for surgery coverage throught the Ohio Vocational rehab ? (Jan 7, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone gotten approval for surgery with Southwest Airlines Health Insurance? (Jan 18, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone gotten approval from MPlan MMG in Indianapolis? (Jul 26, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone gotten approved after being denied due to unclear exclusion? (Jun 7, 2004) (View) (4 answers)
  • Has anyone gotten approved by Blue Cross of Cali for a DS? (Jan 23, 2005) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone gotten approved on BC/BS TRS insurance? (Mar 20, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • HAS ANYONE GOTTEN APPROVED THROUGH GHI INSURANCE (Jul 6, 2009) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone gotten approved without having doctor supervised diets? (Jul 2, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • Has anyone gotten approvol using MAMSI (optimum choice, HMO) in Virginia (Jul 26, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • has anyone gotten around an insurance exclusion? (Jan 3, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone gotten down to two weeks pre-op, then changed docs (Aug 28, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone gotten health net as an individual while obese? (Apr 6, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone gotten insurance AFTER having WLS? (Aug 15, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • has anyone gotten insurance for the sake of having this surgery....if so, who did the (Apr 7, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone gotten insurance just for the purpose of surgery? (Apr 8, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone gotten life insurance before surgery???? (Jan 5, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone gotten preapproval BEFORE meeting the bariatric surgeon? (Mar 17, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • Has anyone gotten surgery under CICP? (Jan 31, 2005) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone gotten their ins. to cover wls even though there is a "contract exclusion" (Mar 2, 2006) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone gotten their insurance company to pay for the visit to the nutritionist? (Jan 11, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Has anyone gotten this? (Dec 14, 1999) (View) (4 answers)
  • Has anyone gotten through to WalMart insurance? (Mar 12, 2006) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone gotten Tricare to approve the lap band procedure? (Jan 17, 2008) (View) (5 answers)
  • Has anyone gotten WLS approved through Companion Healthcare used by Bellsouth? (Aug 9, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone gotton an approval from Md. Fidelity without any record of supervised diet (Aug 19, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone gotton approval for a surgeon out of your Tricare Region? (Mar 31, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone had a Dr who is on the list of providers, but a hospital that is not? (Jan 8, 2004) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone had a member satisfaction hearing? (Aug 6, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone had a panni approved through US Healthcare? (Aug 9, 2000) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone had a problem getting BCBS Federal Employees Program to pay for surgery? (May 28, 2002) (View) (7 answers)
  • Has anyone had a problem with insurer not paying for pre-op testing? (Nov 1, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone had a problem with northern cal kaiser, after being approved (Jun 12, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone had a problem with not having anyone within their network (Aug 24, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone had a WLS exclusion overturned? If so please let me know how you did it. (Nov 24, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone had Aetna approve gastric bypass surgery in 2006. (Apr 23, 2006) (View) (11 answers)
  • Has anyone had aetna ppo? (Sep 16, 2003) (View) (8 answers)
  • Has anyone had an appeal with Midwest Securities (Oct 7, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone had an approval with BCBS of AL since the Oct,15 to Nov. 29 freeze? (Dec 14, 2004) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone had any dealing with Intracorp?? (May 17, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • Has anyone had any dillings with the necc Ibew Electricals union? (Jun 23, 2000) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone had any experiece dealing with Americhoice through NJ FamilyCare? (Jan 31, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone had any experience on whether Cobra/SRC co covers? (Apr 28, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone had any experience with Midland Choice Insurance? (Jul 18, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone had any experience with PHCS-Fortis Benefits Group? (Mar 10, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone had any experience with the insurance carrier VIVA UAB (Apr 17, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone had any experience with the insurance process with Southern California (Sep 6, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone had any luck getting Blue Cross to approve WLS since 11/2004 update? (Mar 3, 2005) (View) (5 answers)
  • Has anyone had any luck getting past the refusal for the first appointment. (Oct 24, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • Has anyone had any luck in hiring an atorney to have an exclusion over turned (Sep 28, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • Has anyone had any luck purchasing health insurance for themselves? (Mar 11, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone had any luck this year getting BCBS Health Options to approve surgery? (Apr 19, 2005) (View) (3 answers)
  • Has anyone had any luck? (Feb 20, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone had any problems getting appoval with medcost? (May 13, 2009) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone had any problems getting approved with BC/BS,ppo with local union (Jan 27, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone had any problems getting approved with HIP Medicaid? (Feb 16, 2007) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone had any problems getting approved with Xantus (tncare) and how long did it (Mar 21, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • has anyone had any recent experance with bc/ bs of michigan ppo (Jul 6, 2003) (View) (8 answers)
  • Has anyone had any success or failure getting the WLS approved by United Health Care (Jan 10, 2004) (View) (11 answers)
  • has anyone had any trouble getting approved through united healthcare ppo w/options ? (May 12, 2002) (View) (6 answers)
  • Has anyone had approval with Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield? (Apr 10, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Has anyone had approval with TEAMSTER LOCAL 355 IN MD. (Nov 18, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone had BCBS cover a VSG? (May 10, 2009) (View) (5 answers)
  • Has anyone had BCBS Fed pay for Lap Band Surgery? (Nov 3, 2005) (View) (2 answers)
  • HAS ANYONE HAD BCBS INDIVIDUAL PLAN APPROVE SURGERY IN VA ? (Feb 13, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone had Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois approve for Lap R-N-Y? (Sep 14, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • HAS ANYONE HAD BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF LA PAY FOR SURGERY? (Apr 23, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone had Carelink (HMO) of WV approve their surgery? (Nov 25, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone had conference call with their insurance? (Mar 11, 2002) (View) (7 answers)
  • Has anyone had experience dealing with Guardian Insurance? (Feb 6, 2004) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone had experience with Kaiser Mid-Atlantic? (Sep 14, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone had experience with lawyer Walter Lindstrom? (Aug 9, 1999) (View) (6 answers)
  • Has anyone had experience with the Grievance Process with BC/BS? (May 17, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • HAS ANYONE HAD EXPERIENCES DEALING WITH CIGNA HMO? (Jul 11, 2002) (View) (11 answers)
  • Has anyone had expirience with out of network benefits??? (Feb 28, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone had exprience with the VA (vets. admin.) and wls?how long did it take? (Jul 17, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • Has anyone had Humana PPO with an exclusion in policy for WLS ???? (Nov 30, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Has anyone had Insurance Frustration - any suggestions? (Sep 24, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has Anyone had insurers switch after all pre-op, before surgery??? (Sep 17, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone had lapband surgery at a military hospital? (Aug 26, 2006) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone had luck getting approved from Emerald Healthcare? (Dec 6, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone had luck getting surgery approved thru Blue Cross of Mississippi? (Jul 18, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone had luck with Aetna covering Gastric bypass? (Jun 25, 2010) (View) (3 answers)
  • Has anyone had Maryland Physicians Care (MCO)? (Jul 17, 2005) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone had medi-call pay for wls? (Apr 5, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone had medicare as a secondary insurance? (Aug 22, 2010) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone had Medicare Pay for Lapband Procedure? (Apr 30, 2005) (View) (7 answers)
  • Has anyone had Neighborhood Health Plan or Mass Health pay for Plastics? (Nov 12, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone had open rny surgery with medicare and medicaid (Feb 25, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone had plastic surgery performed by Dr Joseph Capella? (Apr 28, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone had plastic surgery that was covered by medicare after WLS? (Nov 19, 2008) (View) (8 answers)
  • Has anyone had Premera Heritage Plus 1 and got the surgery approved? (Jun 25, 2004) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone had problems being approved by Virginia Medicaid/Medallion? (May 4, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone had problems with getting doctor's office to type up papers ? (Nov 24, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone had problems with their EMPLOYER not ok-ing surgery? (Dec 30, 2002) (View) (6 answers)
  • Has anyone had recent experiences with cigna pos in massachusetts? (Jan 20, 2008) (View) (4 answers)
  • Has anyone had recent problems getting approved due to Exlusions?? (Aug 11, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • Has anyone had RNY with fhm choicecare through ssm healthcare inc? (Sep 6, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone had seen this before in their approval letter? (Jan 3, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • Has anyone had success getting around an insurance exclusion like the one below? (Aug 9, 2004) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone had success getting their employer to ask insurance to cover surgery? (May 16, 2005) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone had success in having their hmo go out of network? (Jul 28, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone had success with ins. appeal for the long limb RNY vs. the short limb? (Jul 10, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone had surgery approved with United Medical Reasources/Tompkins Industries (Apr 24, 2005) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone had surgery through BTC as an out of network provider. (Sep 22, 2002) (View) (6 answers)
  • Has Anyone Had Surgery Through UHC EPO (TN) Lately? (Feb 20, 2004) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone had surgery who is employed with the McClatchy Corporation? (Jul 31, 2005) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone had surgery with aetna ins since they revised their plan in April 2005 . (Jul 12, 2005) (View) (5 answers)
  • Has anyone had surgey using the Pennsylvania access card? (Feb 24, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone had the experience of workman's comp. ins. covering the procedure? (Mar 1, 2004) (View) (3 answers)
  • HAS ANYONE HAD THE HOSPITAL CANCEL SURGERY BECAUSE THEY WEREN'T GETTING ENOUGH MONEY? (May 8, 2000) (View) (3 answers)
  • has anyone had the lap band approved by anthem bc? (Sep 28, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • Has anyone had the lap band surgery and is on unitedhealthcare? (Mar 8, 2006) (View) (7 answers)
  • Has anyone had the surgery covered by MS Medicaid? (May 2, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone had the surgery on Tricare (Jan 15, 2008) (View) (7 answers)
  • Has anyone had the surgery using Cigna insurance? (May 7, 2009) (View) (2 answers)
  • has anyone had the surgery while on methadone (May 11, 2009) (View) (4 answers)
  • Has anyone had the surgery with one insurance and then had to switch to another? (Jan 28, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone had the WLS with it being an exclusioun on your plan? (Sep 27, 1999) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone had their approval request sent to the final level of Medical Review? (Jun 7, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone had their insuracne change in the middle of the process? (Aug 24, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone had their insurance change while actually still in the hospital? (Nov 23, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • Has anyone had their insurance pay for Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding surgery? (Apr 2, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • Has anyone had their insurance pay for their psych evaluation? (Jan 9, 2000) (View) (6 answers)
  • Has anyone had their insurance send their claim off to an independent reviewer? (Dec 13, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone had their secondary insurance deny predetermination, but due to appeals, (Nov 13, 1999) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone had their surgery costs reduced due to PPO Reduction? (Jan 24, 2002) (View) (7 answers)
  • Has anyone had this insurance co. pay lately? (Oct 21, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone had this situation? (Oct 19, 1999) (View) (3 answers)
  • Has anyone had to appeal aetna ppo, because of no recent diet history (Oct 24, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Has anyone had to change insurance company's post-op? (May 27, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone had to deal with DRMG recently and HMO insurance for DS procedure? (Oct 8, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone had to deal with Intracomp? (Apr 29, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone had to deal with Magna Care in NY for pre authorization for gastric bypass (Aug 18, 2011) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone had to deal with NYHART insurance in Kentucky? (Jun 26, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone had to get verification that ins. plan covers RNY surgery, in writing? (Mar 16, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • Has anyone had to go through an External Review Organization? (Oct 29, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone had to go through with getting 1yr.suppervised dieting? (Jan 31, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • Has anyone had to pay for their initial visit to their surgeon? (Jul 25, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • has anyone had to pay out of pocket with bcbs of arkansas (Jul 31, 2008) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone had to take the appeal to the state (michigan) and been approved? (Aug 16, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone had to wait for the insurance company to find a wls? (May 11, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • has anyone had to wait to submit their info to the insurance co.? (Nov 27, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone had trouble finding a surgeon due to high malpractice rates? (Jan 31, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • has anyone had trouble getting approval thru them and with in a timely manner??? (Nov 13, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • has anyone had trouble getting approved by med + ? (May 9, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone had trouble getting insurance approval for a revision. (Mar 27, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone had trouble with Humana not (Aug 19, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • HAS ANYONE HAD TROUBLE WITH MEDICAID/HEALTHEASE HMO? (Feb 28, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone had trouple with individual or private insurance? (Jun 4, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • HAS ANYONE HAD WLS AFTER FIGHTING AN EXCLUSION? (Jan 8, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Has anyone had wls approved with Aetna Choice POS II policy? (Jun 24, 2008) (View) (7 answers)
  • Has anyone had WLS with DeanCare HMO? (Jul 7, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone hada GREAT appeals letter for United Halth Care???? (Dec 12, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • Has anyone has success with approval for wls with Blue Shield Of Ca.? (Jul 12, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone has surgery at the Bariatric Treatment Center in Ypsilanti?? (Jan 2, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • Has anyone has WLS using NJ MEDICAIDE AND AMERICHOICE? (Oct 17, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone have Medical Mutual ppo of ohio or any other insurance... (Jul 26, 2004) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone have won an external appeal in Virginia? (Nov 11, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone heard about Humana? (Jun 21, 2005) (View) (4 answers)
  • Has anyone heard ANTHEM BSBC only paying 10,000.00 toward WLS . (Feb 11, 2009) (View) (7 answers)
  • has anyone heard blue cross blue shield will no longer cover wls? (Apr 8, 2003) (View) (11 answers)
  • Has anyone heard if BCBS Community Blue PPO of Michigan was going to change? (Dec 5, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • Has anyone heard if Pacificare will no longer be serving the N.Ca area? (Sep 21, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone heard of an (Jul 28, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone heard of or even used Smarthealth Plus? (Mar 4, 2007) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone heard of Pro Net health insurance? (Jun 5, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone heard of there being a waiting period to have the Gastric Bypass? (Oct 25, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone heard of this insurance company? (Jun 18, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone here been approved for a tummy tuck with tricare prime? (May 23, 2000) (View) (4 answers)
  • Has anyone here had their insurance for a few days when they went for 1st consult? (May 21, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • Has anyone here had their insurance for a few days when they went for 1st consult? (May 21, 2002) (View) (7 answers)
  • Has anyone hired a bariatric attorney to appeal a denial? (Jun 12, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • Has anyone hired Walter Lindstrom? (Jan 16, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • Has anyone in Ca ever used United Healthcare EPO for wls? (Sep 27, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone in chicago il. had lapband paid under Medicaid? (Feb 9, 2007) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone in Connecticut dealt with BC/BS century Preferred? (Dec 22, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone in Dallas TX been approve with Humana Choice Care PPO?How long will it ta (Nov 4, 2004) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone in Florida been on medicaid/share of Cost program and was approved? (Feb 28, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • HAS ANYONE IN GA. BEEN APPROVED BY MEDICAID RECENTLY? (Oct 19, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone in ILL used Medicare to cover the LAP RNY? (Oct 13, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone in Indiana or with Cigna PPO used Walter Lindstrom? (Jul 8, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • HAS ANYONE IN KANSAS EVER BEEN APPROVED OR.... (Sep 11, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone in Miami, FL who has JMH(Jackson Memorial Health Plan)Insurance and works (Apr 21, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone in Michigan had Medicaid pay for their WLS? (Aug 28, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • has anyone in Michigan had to purchase their own insurance in order to have WLS done? (Jun 19, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone in Missouri used medicaid for this surgery? (Jul 9, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • HAS ANYONE IN NC HAD WLS WITH BCBS EPO? (Dec 23, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone in NJ who have the ins. BCBS had a lower body lift covered by insurance? (Mar 23, 2009) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone in NY had plastic/reconstructive surgery approved by Oxford Freedom Plan? (Feb 2, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone in Ohio been approved with CoreSource PHCS Insurance and not had 5 (Feb 12, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • HAS ANYONE IN OHIO HAD SURGERY DONE WITH VOCATIONAL REHAB? (Jan 9, 2004) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone in Ohio had to deal with Qual Choice POS Ins.? (Jun 21, 2004) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone in Pa. that has med-plus gotten approval? (Aug 9, 2000) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone in South MS been approved by MS Voc. Rehab. for the surgery? (Mar 19, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone in Texas been approved through Insurance Mgmt Services? (Apr 23, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • HAS ANYONE IN THE NY AREA HAVE MULTIPLAN?.... (Sep 1, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone in the state of Georgia had RNY and Medicaid pay for it? (Aug 31, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • has anyone in utah had the surgery with medicaid? (Aug 29, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone in Virginia have Va premeir cover their WLS???? (Aug 3, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has ANYONE in Washington been approved by Kaiser and already had the surgery? (Apr 24, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone in Wisconsin had Touchpoint, HMO insurance cover surgery? (May 23, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone living in PA with Keystone Health Plan POS successfully had WLS? (Dec 28, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone lost even after hiring walter lindstrom agianst insurance company? (Jun 23, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone not heard from insurance until just before surgery? (Apr 4, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • Has anyone not passed their Psych eval because they did not eat enough? (Apr 24, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone on here gotten approved through BCBS of AL PMD? (Jun 26, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone on PA Medicare as their only insurance? (Jul 15, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has ANYONE out there been approved for wls with this particular insurance? (Apr 25, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone out there ever gone in front of a medical review board to plead thier case (Nov 25, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • Has anyone out there fought Wal-mart insurance to have WLS and won? (Nov 17, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone out there had success in getting Coventry to pay for your surgery? (May 14, 2005) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has ANYONE out there had surgery since 7/1/05?? WHAT INSURANCE CO?????? (Oct 26, 2005) (View) (24 answers)
  • Has ANYONE out there in Christus Land used this or been approved for surgury (Aug 7, 2005) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone out there in WLS land.... (Apr 23, 2002) (View) (12 answers)
  • Has anyone picked up another insurance just to cover this surgery? (Aug 25, 2000) (View) (3 answers)
  • Has anyone received approval from Sloans Lake PPO for LAP RNY ? (May 18, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone received benefits from Physicians Mutual Ins Co while in hospital for WLS? (Aug 23, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone received individual health insurance in order to cover surgery? (Feb 9, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone recently been approved for surgery with BCBS POS? Was is difficult? (Aug 5, 2005) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone recently dealt with BC/BS Federal? (Sep 6, 2009) (View) (5 answers)
  • Has anyone recently got an approval for DS. through BC/Prudent buyers? (Jan 29, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone recently had surgery that has Federal Blue Cross? (May 19, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • Has anyone recieved an approval after their 2nd appeal letter was sent? (Feb 13, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone recived a letter of pre certifaction with an admission and discharge date? (May 28, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Has anyone seen this exclusion for UHC Options PPO? Been Approved? (Apr 25, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone seen this exclusion? (Sep 14, 2000) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone self payed for surgery because of time it takes to get aproved you would (Aug 2, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone self-payed the surgeon, but used Medicaid for the hospital bill? (Jan 22, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Has anyone skipped the 6 month diet requirement for approval? (Nov 25, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • Has anyone submitted nude photos to their insurance carrier? (Aug 12, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • Has anyone succesfully used Medicare (TX) for WLS? (Dec 8, 2005) (View) (3 answers)
  • Has anyone sucessfully had their insurance pay for WLS when there is an exclusion ? (Jan 22, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone sucessfully managed to get WLS approval from a self-funded insurance? (Jan 16, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone sued their insurance company to cover this surgery? (Sep 19, 2007) (View) (5 answers)
  • Has anyone switched insurance to a insurer who will cover the operation? (Feb 8, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone switched insurance to get WLS? (Jul 28, 2006) (View) (8 answers)
  • Has anyone switched Surgeons because of their Surgeons hectic schedule? (Jan 4, 2002) (View) (7 answers)
  • Has anyone that chose an Out of Network Surgeon been able to BCBS to Pay 100%? (May 13, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Has anyone that has BC/BS Alliance of Missouri been turned down? (Jan 17, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone that was switched to BlueShield Access HMO been approved? (Jan 15, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone tried Orovo weight loss supplement to loose weight before surgery (Jul 26, 2008) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone tried to get life insurance after WLS? (Oct 5, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • Has anyone tried to get Medicare to pay for wls? (Jul 23, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • Has anyone used BC/BS USAA for WLS? (Feb 14, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone used CIGNA HMO of CT ?? (Jun 25, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • HAS ANYONE USED DR MURR WHO HADFLORIDA HEALTHEASE? (Apr 8, 2008) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone used First health insurance and went thru 4 months of weight management (Dec 28, 2006) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone used First Health, Mailhandlers Insurance and how did it do for you? (Jul 16, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone used Forest Park Hospital in St.Louis & had to pay co-pay upfront? (Apr 12, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • has anyone used HAP PPO INSURANCE? (Apr 17, 2006) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone used HealthAllies.com to help negotiate a rate for WLS? (Nov 16, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone used Humana PPO (Jan 13, 2006) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone used Midwest Security succesfully? (Jul 11, 2000) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone used MRMIP as there insurance to cover your WLS? (Jul 9, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone used Oxford Insurance for thier WLS? (Feb 27, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • Has anyone used supplemental insurance to cover what primary won't? (Feb 23, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone used the CHIP BlueCross Plan in IL. to pay for bariatric surgery revison? (Jan 8, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone used the early approval plan from some of the obesity lawyers out there? (Jul 10, 2004) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone used the medicade spend down program ? (Mar 31, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone used the sample appeal letter from this site? (Mar 12, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone used their Healthcare Flexible Benefits to be reimbursed for WLS? (Nov 6, 1999) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone used this approach to persuade thier employer to change and exclusion? (Jan 16, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone used TRICARE PRIME and Dr Kirkpatrick in DC? (Oct 2, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone used UHC PPO through Escambia Co Fl schoolbd. for this sur.? (May 15, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone used Vista Medical Center in Pasadena, TX w/UHC? (Apr 2, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone used, the attorney Walter, out of California. How did you come out? (Jun 17, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone utilized the services of an attorney to get approval? (Dec 29, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone w/ a BMI of 41 w/ no other problems been approved w/ Aetna Openchoice POS? (Jul 3, 2008) (View) (6 answers)
  • Has anyone went out of network? (May 6, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • Has anyone went through the Group Health Bariatric Program and.... (Oct 4, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • HAS ANYONE WHO WERE UNABLE TO SUPPLY MED.SUPPLIED DIET HISTORY STILL BEEN APPROVED? (Jun 26, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • Has anyone who works or has worked for CSC been approved through Aetna? (Jun 8, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • has anyone who's military overseas used a civilian wl Dr. in the states? (Jan 22, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone with Anthem Blue Access insurance been approved for upper arm surgery (Feb 27, 2004) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone with bc/bc with a exclusion ever appealed and won? (Dec 16, 2001) (View) (7 answers)
  • Has anyone with BC/BS of Texas HMO Blue FEDS succeeded in getting auth. for BPD/DS? (Aug 22, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone with bcbs fl had to wait 1 year for pre existing clause without prior ins. (Apr 6, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone with bcbs gotten them to pay for a hospital that is out of network, my dr (Dec 15, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • has anyone with Blue Cross California HMO been covered for surgery? (Apr 25, 2007) (View) (8 answers)
  • Has anyone with borderline pulmonary hypertension undergone successful surgery? (Nov 9, 2009) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone with Cigna HealthCare ever been approved for the gastric bypass surgery? (Mar 19, 2004) (View) (7 answers)
  • Has anyone with Cigna HMO been approved for Lap Band? (Oct 30, 2004) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone with Cigna PPo been approved for DS? (Sep 18, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone with Cigna PPO been approved lately? (May 17, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • Has anyone with CORESOURCE HEALTH CARE PLAN FROM LIMA OHIO had surgery done in CA? (May 5, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone with coventry insurance (POS) had a problem getting surgery approved? (Mar 31, 2007) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone with Coventry insurance(POS) had a problem getting surgery approved? (Jan 11, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone with Humana PPO in Illinois been approved with exclusions? (Aug 29, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone with Kaiser Northern Cal. (Jun 22, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • Has anyone with Med Cost in NC been approved for RNY? (Aug 15, 2007) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone with Medi-Cal been approved for wls? (Jul 6, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • has anyone with medicaid and horizon mercy hmo had this surgery? (Apr 6, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone with this insurance been approved for WLS? (Sep 16, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
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  • Has anyone won a wls denial with a written exclusion in the ins. plan? (Jan 9, 2005) (View) (2 answers)
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  • Has anyone written a letter to their insurance company to try and get pre approval?? (Jul 23, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone's insurance ever reversed an exclusion clause for WLS? (Dec 14, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone's medical history has been sent to their employer for wls approval?. (Mar 10, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has ayone ever used Blue Cross Major Risk (CA) for insurance for the WLS? (Jul 7, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has BCBS changed there WLS policy? (Jun 14, 2003) (View) (8 answers)
  • Has BCBS of Ga, Blue Choice Option HMO approved Open RNY with Fobi Pouch? (Mar 2, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has Cobra (TX) ever covered anyones surgery? (Aug 19, 2000) (View) (11 answers)
  • Has Ga. medicaid covered the surgery recently? (Jan 7, 2006) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has Harrington Benefits (HHS) (Meijer employees) ever aproved surgery? (Jan 1, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Has heard the rumor that BCBS of fl (Dec 11, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
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  • Has Maryland passed a Law requring ins.co's to do WLS surgery? (Jul 4, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • Has Medicaid ever approved the surgery? (Oct 18, 1999) (View) (5 answers)
  • Has Medicaid ever approved the surgery? (Oct 18, 1999) (View) (3 answers)
  • has n e 1 been approved on just family history and high chlestrol only by BC/BC (Apr 3, 2009) (View) (5 answers)
  • Has this happened to any of you. (Oct 21, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has Walter Lindstrom helped anyone get WLS approved when your employer .... (Aug 26, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Have any of you recently been approved by Blue Choice? (Aug 22, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Have any self-employed been able to get the surgery approved by insurance co? (Sep 21, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • Have anybody ever been approve with this company (UMR)UNITED MEDICAL RESOURCES. it's (Nov 2, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • Have anyone applied for SSI? (Dec 12, 1999) (View) (2 answers)
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  • Have anyone had surgey on NGSAmerica? (Jan 17, 2008) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Have anyone had the DS procedure with HealthNet (Mar 11, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Have bariatric surgeons at OSU Medical Canter negotiated new contract with Anthem? (Oct 24, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Have been recently told BCBS HMO coes not cover WLS but I see other people on the (Jun 9, 2006) (View) (4 answers)
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  • Have I been accepted, denied or slapped in the face???? (May 2, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Have I made a mistake? (Jan 10, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Have many of you who have had excess skin removed had your insurance cover it? (Mar 31, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Have Regence Blue Shield...Need 2nd insurance (Aug 31, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Have this insurance issue ever happen to any of you (Oct 28, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • HAVE TO HAVE PCP WRITE LETTER TO INS TO APPROVE REFERRAL?????? (May 30, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • Have you been approved without 5 years of morbid obesity? (Aug 6, 2004) (View) (1 answer)
  • Have you Been Denied by BC/BS of Alabama? YOU MUST READ THIS! (May 10, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Have you been denied???? (Dec 18, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
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  • Have you been turned down for DS, but approved for RNY? (Nov 29, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • Have you ever requested a letter from your internist to be mailed to your insurance ? (Oct 18, 1999) (View) (7 answers)
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  • Having a problem with BC/BS of Mich not covering preop testing (Oct 24, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
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  • Having surgery at MUSC, have question... (Aug 27, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Health insurance may change 1/1/03 - my surgery is scheduled for 1/2/03... !!! (Oct 24, 2002) (View) (8 answers)
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  • healthease lap band doctor (Aug 17, 2007) (View) (1 answer)
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  • healthlink and prucare of southern illinois (Apr 28, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
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  • Healthmarket/ PHCH MD Plan exclusions (Dec 28, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Hello from NJ....first question.....please help.... (Sep 15, 2002) (View) (7 answers)
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  • Help - any private ins co's in IL that cover WLS (Jan 19, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • HELP - Was approved / now denied (Apr 27, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Help Doc asked me for Examples of "letter of medical neccessaty" letters (Oct 28, 2008) (View) (10 answers)
  • help me please (Oct 29, 2008) (View) (6 answers)
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  • HELP me, denied but don't know what they want! (Apr 21, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • Help Needed with a General Letter to Insurance Company (Mar 16, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
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  • HELP Pacificare Promed IPA, So Cal. (Jun 9, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
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  • HELP will someone please explain the difference between pre-approval (May 25, 2009) (View) (4 answers)
  • Help with an appeal letter (Oct 4, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
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  • Help with Univera (May 30, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Help! I have been approved for surgery (Gastric Bypass, Short Lim Roux en y) but I (Feb 23, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
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  • HELP! Is there any way around THIS exclusion? It says.... (May 20, 2004) (View) (5 answers)
  • HELP! Appeal denied by Aetna. Please read! (Nov 8, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • Help! Appeal denied. (Oct 26, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • Help! Been Denied by Kaiser, Need to know how to appeal! (Mar 26, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • HELP! Gastric Band Revision to Bypass. Denial and Doctor/Insurance meeting this week. (Jan 13, 2008) (View) (7 answers)
  • Help! Has anyone dealt with MMSI? (May 22, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Help! I'm in 2nd level appeal w/Cigna & have a telephone conference call w/Committee (Aug 5, 2004) (View) (5 answers)
  • Help! I've been denied by the Department of Managed Healthcare. (May 30, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Help! Ins co couldn't determine if it is Med Nec! Sent to an (Mar 12, 2001) (View) (5 answers)
  • Help! Insurance is changing! (Jun 27, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • Help! Need to appeal medicaid and need sample letters. (Aug 17, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Help! Some of my dr's notes on my records are unreadable? (Apr 17, 2006) (View) (6 answers)
  • Help!! I need a appeal letter ---Cigna (Jul 10, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • HELP!! I NEED A LIST OF DIETS THAT I HAVE TRIED BUT FAILED AT FOR SURGEON! (Jan 7, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • HELP!! Ins paid less than half of hospital charges!!!!!!!!! (Jul 24, 2001) (View) (9 answers)
  • Help!! Needing info for Cigna HMO appeal letter! (Feb 24, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Help!! need some positive thoughts or advise (Feb 28, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • HELP!! We have bcbsnc blue care AND dh's company is self-insured! (Jan 2, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • HELP!! ~ I Need help on writing a letter to my insurace co about my Health problems. (Jan 15, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • HELP!!! My company is rewriting thier exclusions and I need your help! (Aug 20, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • HELP!!! I received my first denial letter from BC/BS...need a great appeal letter (Aug 20, 2005) (View) (4 answers)
  • Help!!! Surgery scheduled with surgeon but not with hospital??? (Jul 30, 2008) (View) (7 answers)
  • HELP!!!! My ins. just asked for more weight history, from 2005,2006. (Sep 11, 2008) (View) (4 answers)
  • Help!!!!!!! Has anyone in Calif. bought ins just to have surgery. (Jun 3, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • HELP!!!HELP!!!! Has anyone had trouble getting insured thru Healthease? (Mar 18, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Help, any idea how to get past 5 year requirement of MMOH? (May 14, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • help, anything i could use in this 2nd letter appeal (Apr 6, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Help, need codes for Gastro-P for insurance (May 25, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Help, will my insurance cover this surgery? (Aug 23, 2000) (View) (6 answers)
  • Help, will my insurance cover this surgery? (Aug 23, 2000) (View) (3 answers)
  • Help. PLEASE!!! I received a letter from Aetna today, they need more info. (Feb 26, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • Help.Are there any DRs.in n.j. that take americhoice or medicaid?bergen or passaic ? (Apr 2, 2005) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Helpful Link (Aug 15, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • HELP~Aetna choice pos2 or BC/BS National {empire} I have to choose by friday! (Jul 11, 2006) (View) (9 answers)
  • Here is a dynamite appeal letter you can use. (Sep 10, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • Here is a term for the Insurance experts-- (Sep 7, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Here is the exact wording of my policy on WLS... (Aug 28, 2000) (View) (4 answers)
  • here is what my exclsion says in our new insurance.. (Dec 31, 2004) (View) (3 answers)
  • Hey everyone, I found out today thru a phone call to the insurance company that they (Jun 27, 2000) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • HEY GUYS! QUICK QUESTION ON UHC APPROVING ME?? (Aug 28, 2012) (View) (2 answers)
  • Hey guys, I found out I got approved as of yesterday (Jun 27, 2000) (View) (5 answers)
  • Hi , Everyone! my questions is about purchasing ins. (Jun 11, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Hi All- All of my paperwork is about to be admitted to AETNA/HMO this week. (Jul 18, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • Hi everyone! I've been looking for a different insurance co. Could someone tell me (Aug 16, 1999) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Hi everyone. My insurance has an exclusion (Dec 28, 2004) (View) (2 answers)
  • Hi there, I just read your response to one of the questions on the internet. (Jul 22, 1999) (View) (3 answers)
  • Hi, does anyone have Cigna ppo who lives in Dayton or works @ Emery Worldwide? (Aug 31, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Hi, does anyone know how Harvard Pilgrim Approves Surgery? (Feb 3, 2005) (View) (1 answer)
  • Hi, Has anyone be approved in North Carolina for the Lap Band surgery by Cigna Health (Sep 10, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Hi, has anyone been approved by UHC of Utah, if so how? (Aug 11, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Hi, I am wanting to know if anyone has been approved through Aetna this year without (Jul 5, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • Hi, I thinking about switching insurance companys, I do have insurance now I was (Jul 20, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • HI. I WAS JUST SEEKING THE OPINION ON MY PEERS. (Apr 10, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Highmark BC BS PPO 6 month diet (Mar 11, 2006) (View) (4 answers)
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  • highmark blue cross blue shield ANYONE???? (Jan 13, 2006) (View) (4 answers)
  • Highmark PPO Blue (out of PA)?????? (Feb 23, 2006) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • HINT ABOUT CIGNA PPO SURGERY APPROVAL (Jan 31, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Hints on getting approved (Mar 30, 1999) (View) (4 answers)
  • HMO vs. PPO (May 8, 1999) (View) (4 answers)
  • HMO Approval--Medical Group or Insurance Co (Oct 19, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • HMO DENIED ME!!! CONTACTING WALTER LINDSTROM (May 20, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Home Depot part time insurance (May 23, 2005) (View) (4 answers)
  • Hooray, Iíve been APPROVED!!!!!! (Jan 14, 2000) (View) (5 answers)
  • Hoping MedmutualOh is as good as approving as I've heard!! (Jan 18, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Hounding the insurance company (May 6, 2007) (View) (14 answers)
  • How can a company authorize de to medical necessity..then say it is not covered? (Jan 10, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • how can an insurance determine whats medically necessary? (Apr 22, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • How can an ins. co. approve sugery for one person and less than a year later deny .. (Aug 8, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • How can I appeal if my company's insurance policy does not cover obesity surgery? (Feb 16, 2004) (View) (6 answers)
  • How can I assist/help my Dr's office with insurance approval (Dec 14, 2000) (View) (3 answers)
  • How can I fight my denial? (Mar 27, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • How can i get a good appeal letter (Sep 14, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • How can I get an insurance company to insure me for this operation? (Jun 16, 1999) (View) (1 answer)
  • How can I get around being with my company for 1 year of pre-determination? (Nov 17, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • how can i get around the 6 month supervised diet? (Apr 10, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • How can I get insurance approval if I have only been on 1 Dr supervised diet ? (Apr 11, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • How can I get insurance to pay to get rid of excess skin? (Sep 3, 1999) (View) (4 answers)
  • How can I get insurance. (Jul 16, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • How can I get my insurance company to finally give me an answer on approval? (Jul 24, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • How can I get my insurance to approve the DS surgery? (Oct 1, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • HOW CAN I GET MY SURGURY APPROVED? (Oct 16, 2007) (View) (7 answers)
  • how can i go about getting insurance? United Health Care of Florida, Choice Plan 600 (Jul 22, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • How Can I Handle A Stall By My Insurance Company- Unicare? (Jul 2, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • How can I have a desperate medical necessity and be denied on benefit exclusion? (Mar 1, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • How can I have thi surgury if I can'tafford Insurance and donot qualify for medicaid. (Jun 7, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • How can I make sure my insurance company approves me before I loss the insurance? (May 12, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • How can I minimize the chance of getting a denial letter? (Oct 10, 1998) (View) (6 answers)
  • How can i obtain health insurance ? (Apr 23, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • How can I rush BTC acceptance? (Mar 15, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • How can my surgery be approved when the consultation was not? (Jul 16, 2002) (View) (7 answers)
  • How can some ins. companies put in exclusions for WLS? (Oct 7, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • How can the insurance denie gastric bypass when it it medicaly necessary? (Jun 15, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • How can we find out which drs. take which insurance policies so that we can choose (Jan 25, 2004) (View) (3 answers)
  • How can you afford surgery? (Oct 6, 2001) (View) (9 answers)
  • How can you get both Medicare and Medicaid? (Dec 29, 2004) (View) (9 answers)
  • How come some insurance companies exclude Weight loss surgery for some and not others? (Apr 8, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • how did people tell there PCP that they wanted to have WLS? (Jul 24, 2000) (View) (10 answers)
  • How did you get MDIPA to approve your bariatric surgery? (May 23, 2005) (View) (2 answers)
  • how did you get medicaid when yu ou have medicare (Nov 17, 2004) (View) (3 answers)
  • How difficult will it be for me to get approved with my insurance...? (Apr 11, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • How do I appeal for OHIP? (Apr 15, 2005) (View) (1 answer)
  • How do I appeal to my company which is self-insured? (Jan 8, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • How Do I apply to insurance company (Nov 3, 2004) (View) (3 answers)
  • How do I begin the approval stage with Medicare? (Apr 11, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • How do I find a covered surgeon? (Jan 21, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • How do I find out about getting a single room? (Jan 18, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • How do I find out if my employer has a written exclusion for wls? Shouldn't (Sep 4, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • How do I find out what 'medical necessity' means to my particular insurance.. (Apr 5, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • How do I frame my previous attempts so Insurance accepts? (Mar 9, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • How do I get a copy of a good Appeal Letter to AETNA for me to submit with my info. (Jul 22, 2005) (View) (1 answer)
  • How do I get a yes the first time? (Sep 2, 2008) (View) (6 answers)
  • How do i get approval from my insurance, if PCP kept no records (Nov 7, 1999) (View) (2 answers)
  • How do i get approval from my insurance, if PCP kept no records (Nov 7, 1999) (View) (3 answers)
  • How Do I Get Around This Obstacle? (Oct 18, 2001) (View) (5 answers)
  • How do I get coverage in Southwest WA state? (Nov 29, 2000) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • How do i get documentions (Sep 9, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • how do i get in touch with the ins commissioner (Jun 11, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • How do I get in touch with Walter? (Mar 20, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • How do I get my insurance carrier to hear my case if no help from dr.'s office? (Oct 8, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • How do I get my insurance provider to change its policy of excluding ANY WLS? (Nov 4, 2008) (View) (6 answers)
  • How do I get my insurance to pay? (Mar 1, 2001) (View) (5 answers)
  • How do I get my surgery paid for in Indiana? (Feb 6, 2006) (View) (2 answers)
  • How do i get started I dont have insurance or a Dr (Mar 27, 2000) (View) (3 answers)
  • How do i get this overridden? (Apr 12, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • How do i go about finding a Physician that is wls supportive. I have Kaiser NW (Jan 3, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • How do I know If I need a referal? (Nov 13, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • How do I know which insurance will support my surgery? (Mar 14, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • How do I make my PCP listen to me???? (May 28, 2004) (View) (4 answers)
  • How do I obtain 5 yr weight history, if I don't have one. (Jul 16, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • How do I obtain an officical copy of the Maryland Mandated House Bill 675? (Nov 27, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • How do I shop for an insurance company? (Sep 8, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • How do i switch from 1 insurer to another???? (Jul 15, 2006) (View) (5 answers)
  • how do i write an appeal (Mar 14, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • How do insurance hearing work. (Dec 1, 2000) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • How do part-time benefits work? (Jul 18, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • How do people pay for these surgeries without insurance? (Oct 9, 2003) (View) (9 answers)
  • How do people w/ no insurance who don't qualify for Medicaid have this surgery???? (May 2, 1999) (View) (5 answers)
  • How do they check for previous insurance? (Aug 29, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • How do we get WLS coverd by law nationwide? (Sep 3, 2002) (View) (14 answers)
  • How Do We Make Changes In Oregon's Legislation For WLS Needs? (Sep 18, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • How do you actually go about asking for the sugery? (Feb 25, 2000) (View) (10 answers)
  • How do you appeal if ins. comp. said I cant? (Apr 7, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • How do you change thier minds? (Dec 12, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • How do you find a surgeon who will take SSI parcal disability in ohio. I'm over 550 (May 21, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • How do you get a self-pay insurance to pay for WLS? (Feb 12, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • How do you get approved with medicad in North Carolinaq (Dec 7, 2005) (View) (3 answers)
  • How do you get federal bc/bs of Alabama to pay (Mar 21, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • HOW DO YOU GET STARTED WITH A PPO INSURANCE? (Sep 28, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
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  • How do you purchase private insurance that will cover wls? (Mar 26, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • How does anyone get through to someone handling a case at Aetna? (Mar 7, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • How Does Disability Work? (Nov 18, 1999) (View) (4 answers)
  • How Does Insurance Treat Weight Gain After Denial? (Nov 8, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • How does one file a complaint? (Jun 21, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
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  • How does the Social Services Spend Down Program work, and has anyone been approved (May 18, 2005) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • How easy is it to get approved if you were approved by a prior insurer? (Jun 30, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • How extensive was the eval you went through? (Aug 7, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • How far to prod a carrier for support? (Jun 2, 1999) (View) (5 answers)
  • how fast does B/C Mied-Cal work for approval? Are they srtict about anything? (Jul 16, 2007) (View) (1 answer)
  • how fast does the weight come off after surgery and do you have to be working to get (May 28, 1999) (View) (2 answers)
  • How frequently do I need to weigh in? (Aug 31, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
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  • How long did it take for you to recieve Approval Letter from Ins Co? (Mar 10, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • How long did it take for your Dr. to send off letter to insurance company (Nov 1, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • HOW LONG DID IT TAKE MEDICARE/MEDICAID TO APPROVE SURGERY? (Oct 2, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • How long did it take to get approved by insurance that has BC/BS of MN (Jun 12, 2007) (View) (3 answers)
  • How long did it take you to be approved after sending appeal to ins. company? (Oct 16, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • How long did the approval process with Kaiser take? (Apr 22, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • How long do I wait to call Dr office? (Jul 16, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • How long do I wait to seek approval? (Jan 15, 2004) (View) (4 answers)
  • how long do it take for greatwest to approve one (Oct 9, 2009) (View) (1 answer)
  • how long do it take to get approvel with BC/BS PPO i finish everything they say i nee (Jan 25, 2008) (View) (11 answers)
  • How long do you have to have insurance before they will cover the surgery? (Mar 31, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • How long do you have to wait to start over ????? (Sep 17, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • How long does AETNA have to review my request for surger (Jul 26, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • How long does approval take with Aetna OpenChoice POS? Has anyone had any problems? (Jul 24, 2008) (View) (5 answers)
  • HOW LONG DOES IT NORMALLY TAKE FOR A DOCTOR TO DECIDE IF ITS MED.NECESSARY . (Nov 16, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • How long does it normally take for Aetna to approve? (Dec 13, 2004) (View) (4 answers)
  • How long does it REALLY take for UHC to approve/deny? (Apr 18, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • How long does it take Aetna to approve after 1st denial? (Sep 19, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • how long does it take for a review board to look at my file? (Mar 1, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • How long does it take for a surgeon facility to become (Aug 24, 2002) (View) (6 answers)
  • How long does it take for Affinity Health Plan to approve WLS? (Jul 8, 2009) (View) (1 answer)
  • How long does it take for approval (Mar 19, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • How long does it take for approval????? aetna pos (May 12, 2005) (View) (5 answers)
  • How long does it take for insurance approval for... (Jul 24, 2008) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • How long does it take from your initial visit with surgeon to paperwork to Insurance? (May 23, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • How long does it take mediaid to approve u for gastric bypass after ur 6 mo. eval? (Nov 9, 2010) (View) (3 answers)
  • How long does it take medicare to approve surgery (Apr 12, 2010) (View) (3 answers)
  • How long does it take to get a decision on an external review? (Mar 7, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • How long does it take to get an aproval from United Health Care?? (May 12, 2003) (View) (9 answers)
  • How long does it take to get your initial denial letter in the mail? (Aug 23, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • How long does it take to have surgery after P.doctor remends it? (Jan 13, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • How long does it take to hear from insurance company (Apr 14, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • How long does it take to hear from them???? please help !! (Aug 8, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • How long does it take to hear from your insurance once your packet has been sent in? (Sep 20, 2001) (View) (6 answers)
  • How long does it take Tricare to approve surgey? (Jan 17, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • How long does it take Walter Lindstom to reply (Oct 11, 2011) (View) (1 answer)
  • How long does it takes for BTC to file for approval? (May 7, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • How long does it usually take for a insurance company to approve the surgery? (Oct 14, 2002) (View) (9 answers)
  • How long does it usually take for BC to make a decision? (Oct 8, 2009) (View) (10 answers)
  • How long does it usually take for Health Assurance PPO to approve? (Oct 13, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • How long does it usually take for the medical review board to make a decison? (Apr 19, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • how long does it usually take to hear back from medicaid whether you're approved ? (Jan 14, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • how long does the insurance co. have to review your appeal? (Oct 14, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • how long dose the insurance co have before they give an answer iwas told they have (Feb 24, 2006) (View) (5 answers)
  • how long for carefirst bluechoice to approve surgery? (Jan 17, 2005) (View) (1 answer)
  • How long has it taken anyone with BC/BS of Tn PPO to get approval for surgery? (Jan 7, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • How long have you had to wait for insurance aproval with bcbs Illinois &BTC ?? (Dec 11, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • how long is normal? (Oct 26, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • How long is the approval Period for Medicare as a primary ins? (Jul 8, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • How long is the wait for approval with Blue Cross? (Dec 27, 2001) (View) (7 answers)
  • How long is the wait process (Jan 5, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • How long is too long for insurance approval and.... (Sep 17, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • How long must I be a MO person before I qualify for WLS? (May 17, 2001) (View) (5 answers)
  • How long or short should your first appeal letter be? (Mar 18, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • How long should I wait (Aug 28, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • how long should I wait before I call the Insurance Company? (Jul 8, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • HOW LONG SHOULD i WAIT FOR MY EMPLOYER TO SEND COBRA INFO? (Sep 29, 1999) (View) (6 answers)
  • How long should I wait until I 'call everyday' for my answer from the Insurance...? (Jun 4, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • How long should it take my surgeon's office to submit my preauthorization? (Jul 4, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • How long should it take? (Jan 16, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • How long should my policy be in effect before I try to have them pay for WLS? (Jan 26, 2000) (View) (3 answers)
  • How long should you wait before contacting ins. co. for decision? (Sep 3, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • How long typically does it take for the surgeon to get a letter out to the Insurance? (May 4, 2001) (View) (5 answers)
  • How long until I can submit for insurance approval again? (Sep 23, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • How long until insurance approves after required info is sent in? (Jul 6, 2006) (View) (2 answers)
  • How long will I need to wait for insurance approval when I change over to (Nov 8, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • How long would it take for Lindstrom to contact my insurance company? (Apr 13, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • How long? (May 14, 2004) (View) (1 answer)
  • How Many Consults Will My Insurance Pay For? (Nov 11, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • how many days do most people have to stay in hospital? (Aug 2, 2000) (View) (8 answers)
  • How many days or weeks does it take before you find out you are denied? (Oct 30, 2004) (View) (5 answers)
  • How many have been able to get around exclusion not saying 'morbid'? (Dec 8, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • How many of you that were approved for WLS had fairly new insurance? (Dec 6, 2000) (View) (6 answers)
  • How many times can someone appeal? (Jun 22, 2007) (View) (5 answers)
  • How much detail needed when providing (Jun 25, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • HOW MUCH DI D MEMBERS PAY OUT OF POCKET? (Mar 14, 2002) (View) (9 answers)
  • how much does the surgery cost (Feb 12, 2001) (View) (10 answers)
  • How much history is too much? (Mar 11, 2004) (View) (8 answers)
  • How much longer will (Sep 15, 1999) (View) (3 answers)
  • How much medical necessity is enough? ADVICE NEEDED (May 26, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • How much of the information does insurance actually read (Aug 21, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • How much of the open rny is covered by medicare disability? (Sep 8, 2004) (View) (4 answers)
  • how much out of pocket can I expect (Mar 7, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • How much out of pocket? (Jan 26, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • how much was ur out of pocket expense with dr fobi? (Oct 5, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • how much will a psych evaluation cost? (Aug 25, 2000) (View) (10 answers)
  • how much would i have to pay for an out of network surgeon with cigna ppo (Feb 14, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • How obese does one have to be for most of the HMO companies to consider surgery ? (Jun 6, 1999) (View) (8 answers)
  • How often should I check on approval request? (Mar 21, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • How quickly could I get Walter Lindstrom to help with my appeal (Aug 20, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • how rar back does suprvised weight loss have to b w/ bcbs/fl/blu choice? (Sep 12, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • How should I go about getting medicaid to approve the surgery for me. (Jul 11, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • How soon can I apply for surgery after purchasing insurance?? (Mar 26, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • How soon is to soon to call for status of insurance approval (Jun 23, 2008) (View) (10 answers)
  • How soon is too soon to call the insurance company? (Jul 13, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • How successful is WWW.OBESITYLAW.COM in getting insurance approval? (May 15, 2000) (View) (4 answers)
  • How to approach out of state HR head, over the phone (Apr 12, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • How to determine state regulations... (Aug 2, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • How to document??? (Dec 16, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • How to fight BCSB PPO Exclusions? (Aug 18, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • How to get approval from my insurance, if my pcp kept no records of my weight los (Nov 7, 1999) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • How to get approval from my insurance, if my pcp kept no records of my weight los (Nov 7, 1999) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • How to go out of network? (Dec 30, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • How to show proof of supervised dieting for insurer. (Aug 8, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • How to win WLS appeals (Jun 26, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • How to work within the guideline (Apr 17, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • How to write a letter to Insurance for pre-authorization for arm surgery? (Apr 15, 2004) (View) (2 answers)
  • How would I appeal this reason? (Sep 30, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • How would I be able to obtain a plan summary before I decide? (Mar 21, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • How would I best compile a letter of appeal? (Mar 19, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Hubby fired. How will Cobra affect my already approved surgery? (May 9, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • I just found out from my surgeon that Aetna HMO (Oct 15, 2003) (View) (9 answers)
  • I am 19 with a BMI of 47 no comorbities would I qualify with Aetna? (Apr 27, 2006) (View) (4 answers)
  • I am 23 and have No insurance please help me find a Dr that will take payments. (May 17, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • I am 65 and wondering if Medicare Pays (Oct 26, 2010) (View) (9 answers)
  • I am a bunch of nerves...reagarding approval with Aetna HMO (Apr 25, 2001) (View) (6 answers)
  • I am a florida medicaid (medically needy) program, Please help me! (Jun 5, 2002) (View) (6 answers)
  • I am a pre-op with a question about..... (Sep 7, 2006) (View) (12 answers)
  • I am all set for my surgery, but my sister needs help! (Aug 30, 2002) (View) (8 answers)
  • I am appealing to Blue Cross California Care HMO-Any suggestions? (Apr 28, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • I am approved for 4,000.00. I need more money for the surgery. How do I appeal. (Feb 25, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • I Am Approved!!!!! Now what? (Nov 28, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • I am approved!!!!!!!!!!! (Dec 23, 1999) (View) (1 answer)
  • I am going to be mailing my request tomorrow, is there anything else I need ? (Jun 26, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • I am going to purchase private insurance BUT!!! (Jul 4, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • i am gonna cry, someone please help me! (Jul 10, 2009) (View) (6 answers)
  • I am having a hard time getting my insurance to approve this surgery. I have written (Mar 11, 2001) (View) (5 answers)
  • I am having a hard time with my doctors office.. (Jan 8, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • I am having insurance insurance due to CPT coding, can anyone help?? (Sep 11, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • I am having my surgery in New York and I live in Oklahoma. (Jan 3, 2000) (View) (4 answers)
  • I am having surgery at a out-of-network hospital... (Dec 15, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • I am in Canada but am looking for a surgeon and wondering if my Insurance will cover (Oct 3, 1999) (View) (5 answers)
  • I am in Florida. I called my insurer and they said my policy does not cover (Mar 31, 2006) (View) (3 answers)
  • I am in Indiana and Cigna, do they give you much of a hard time about getting approve (Jan 9, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • I am in the process of writing letter to my insurance co....help!! (Mar 25, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • I am in the process of waiting for insurance approval , should I just wait? (Sep 3, 1999) (View) (6 answers)
  • I am just beginning my WLS journey. Does anyone out there have Tricare Standard??? (Jul 31, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • I am just beginning on my journey to WLS, (Jul 29, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • I am just starting month 3 of my 6 month Physician Supervised diet to meet Aetna.... (Oct 9, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • I am leaving my job and will not have insurance (Jul 20, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • I am look for walgreen employees would have insurance (Aug 25, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • I am looking for a dr to do my psych evaluation in the Jacksonville, Fl area. (Oct 31, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • I am looking for a dr. that performs the VBG and accepts Trigon Cost Alliance in VA (Oct 4, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • I am looking for a good pcp who gives referals to see a wls surgeon. (Dec 26, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • I am looking for a oxford pcp in the union county area of nj who will refer patients (Oct 31, 2000) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • I am looking for a PCP who will refer me to the Surgeon that I have chosen. (May 30, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • I am looking for a sample of an appeal letter (Oct 19, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • I am looking for a self insured Ins. company in MD that covers WLS. (Nov 25, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • I am looking for a supportive PCP in the no. cal area for surgery referral? (Sep 30, 2005) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • I am looking for a surgeon in the Orlando, FL area who accepts Tricare. (Jun 12, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • I am looking for appeal letters. I Have Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic (Apr 9, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • I am looking for employers in Oklahoma who have united health care? Can anyone help? (Aug 13, 2004) (View) (2 answers)
  • I am looking for personal experiences with Weight for Life. (Jun 21, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • I am looking for someone who is fighting UHC and DR. Alverdy in Chicago? (Apr 6, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • I am moving along in tha appeal process. Any advice on (Sep 4, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • I am new! I have BC BS il PPO - I see questionw (Apr 11, 2009) (View) (8 answers)
  • i am on medicare, i have diabetes that is controlled with diet and exersize--- (Feb 18, 2007) (View) (9 answers)
  • I am on SSD and will be eligible for medicare next month. The surgeon I have chosen (Oct 4, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • I am planning on having open RNY. I currently have Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (Nov 23, 1999) (View) (1 answer)
  • I am playing the waiting game w/ insurance. Anyone else antsy ? (Feb 15, 2003) (View) (9 answers)
  • I am preparing a packet of information to send to my employer (Jan 27, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • I am REALLY interested in the pending legislation working its way through the Indiana (Feb 3, 2000) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • I am researching individual health plans.....Can you help? (Apr 18, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • I am seeking approval for the BPD/DS with Dr. K in Delano, however, I am hoping that (Apr 20, 2001) (View) (5 answers)
  • I am self-employed and looking for an individual policy that pays for WLS. (Feb 24, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • I am sending out my appeal this afternoon and I need some oppinions (Jun 17, 2003) (View) (8 answers)
  • I am seriously considering having my surgery done at BTC and I would like to know if (Aug 29, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • I am so frustrated......I guess I'm just venting...... (Oct 24, 2000) (View) (4 answers)
  • I AM SO SAD DEVISTATED THAT MY INS DECLINED MY TT (Jul 1, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • I am so sad! I was just informed that the BTC does NOT accept my BC/BS of Mi. (Feb 13, 2002) (View) (12 answers)
  • I AM STRESSED OUT AND LOOSING WEIGHT WHAT CAN I DO (Aug 20, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • I am submitting a personal letter to my insurer BC/BS of DE (Jan 13, 2000) (View) (10 answers)
  • I am switching insurance, how soon is too soon (Sep 24, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • I am switching surgeons AFFTER insurance approval. HELP...... (Sep 14, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • I AM SWITCHING SURGEONS AND NEED Help (Sep 17, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • I am told my insurance policy has a specific WLS exculsion; what are my options? (Sep 27, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • I am trying to find out how much the surgery costs and how much BCBS of FL will cover (Jul 26, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • I am trying to identify insurance companies that 1) insure obese persons (Feb 3, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • I am waitining on an approval from my insurance company, UnitedHealthcare Select, (Nov 1, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • I am wondering if anyone gained weight to meet their insurance guidelines. (Aug 14, 2000) (View) (8 answers)
  • I am writing a proposal for Wa. state senate mandating coverage for morbid obesity. (Jul 28, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • I ask my pcp she agrees now where? (Apr 12, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • I called and my insurance company says they exclude this blchoicega (Mar 7, 2006) (View) (1 answer)
  • I called member services for Cigna HMO of Arizona to find out what I (Apr 8, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • I called tuesday to see if all my results are in... (Oct 9, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • I can't get the surgery through insurance. Does anyone know if medicaid would pay for (Feb 13, 2005) (View) (4 answers)
  • I can't remember every diet I've tried over the past 35 years -- should I "fudge it"? (Feb 16, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • I cannot find if Medicaid covers this surgery, does anyone know ? I (Jun 15, 2009) (View) (9 answers)
  • I changed insurance companies and now faced with denial. What do I do? (Jul 16, 2004) (View) (1 answer)
  • I did a bad thing and am VERY afraid I won't be approved! (Jan 16, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • I didn't get an exclusion list, and ins. comp. didn't answer my question... (Sep 14, 2000) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • I don't mean to sound facetious, but--- (Aug 28, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • I don't understand and need to vent! Why when my pcp has sent the referral (Jun 16, 2000) (View) (6 answers)
  • I don't want to waste my time fighting the wrong people... (Sep 26, 2000) (View) (3 answers)
  • I filled out my application to be seen by Dr. Livingston in Westwood, CA, but I have (Apr 9, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • I finally got the approval letter (Feb 24, 2000) (View) (3 answers)
  • i finally got the referrel for surgery from my pcp! just 1 question? (Dec 4, 2007) (View) (3 answers)
  • I FOUGHT THE INSURANCE COMPANY AND WON!!!!!!!!! (Nov 22, 2000) (View) (3 answers)
  • I found out today that I was denied by AmeriHealth. (Aug 22, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • i found out today............more please read (Nov 7, 2000) (View) (3 answers)
  • I found this in my certificate (Aug 28, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • I found this sample appeal letter... (Sep 12, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • I got a job that has insurance, how long should I wait? (May 1, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • I got a letter of denial, What does this mean? (Aug 13, 2001) (View) (5 answers)
  • I got approved for my surgery and going through the testing. My problem is (Oct 2, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • I got this letter ... what's next?? (Apr 2, 2004) (View) (2 answers)
  • I had a call today from a casemanager for my insurance.she said her job is to (Jul 25, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • I had a case manager from my insurance co. (Empire BCBS) call yesterday... (Oct 3, 2000) (View) (4 answers)
  • I had my husbands insurance in 2001 and they did not approve the surgery till Jan 21 (Jan 28, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • I had opened a claim to go out on a short term disability for 2/19/02 for about 4-12 (Jan 1, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • I Had precertifications, now insurance not paying? (Feb 9, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • i had the band on sept/22/09 (Jun 26, 2010) (View) (5 answers)
  • I HATE BCBS of Kansas!! Need help with letter to them. (Oct 15, 2004) (View) (3 answers)
  • I have 1 more month to go on the 6 month Aetna required doc supervised diet. (Jul 10, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • I have 2 insurances--both say surgery not covered. (Jun 22, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • I have 2 questions regarding Boeing Regence Blue Shield - Traditional (Dec 1, 2005) (View) (3 answers)
  • I have a BMI of 52 and no Co-Morbidities do I qualify? (Jun 12, 2000) (View) (10 answers)
  • I have a couple of questions for the list: (May 27, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • I have a date!!!!!! (Feb 11, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • I have a friend who is in need of a surgeon who takes medical in no (Jun 24, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • I have a friend who wants to have this surgery....... (Apr 30, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • I have a friend, lives in Houston/Galveston Tx area, Is there a doc that accepts (Jun 26, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • I have a letter of approval what does this mean to you all The procedure is (Oct 24, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • I have a PPO so if my surgeon is in my network will I still have to have a letter (Jun 4, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • I have a question about insurance plan administrators...... (Mar 21, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • I have a question about my insurance company and surgeon (Sep 27, 2007) (View) (2 answers)
  • I have a question about Pre-op testing....... (Feb 14, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • I have a question for all you guys, I am pre-op presently and was wondering, (Nov 30, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • I have a surgery date but insurance company won't do pre-cert (Sep 11, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • I have a surgery date of April 5. I don't have insurance approval date yet (Feb 24, 2001) (View) (5 answers)
  • I have a written exclusion in my policy, what can I do? (Jun 18, 2004) (View) (4 answers)
  • I have Aetna HMO, do I need a referral from my PCP? (Apr 19, 2004) (View) (3 answers)
  • I have Aetna Open Choice PPO (Oct 25, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • I have Aetna POS II, had this insurance since 10/01/2008. (Nov 12, 2008) (View) (1 answer)
  • I have Aetna US Healthcare ppo, (Jan 11, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • I have an appt with the nutrionist as required by my insurance. (Mar 13, 2004) (View) (3 answers)
  • I have an exclusion to bariatric surgery in my insurance coverage. (Jul 22, 2008) (View) (10 answers)
  • I have an HMP and I need to find out what the co pay for this is.. (Jun 9, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • I have an iron clad exclusion, and posted earlier, what do you think of this? (Jun 21, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • I have anthem bc/bs is it true that they will stop wls after 1/1/04 (Dec 26, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • I have Atena PPO in Alabama was it very easy for you to get qualified and how long ? (Jul 13, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • I have bc and bs of Il. I work for at&t. How do I get them to pay for the lapband sur (May 28, 2009) (View) (2 answers)
  • I have BC/BS - the Federal plan; I am at least 120 lbs. overweight, only comorbiditi (May 17, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • I have BC/BS of Al through Mercedes. Does anyone have any experience with getting (Jan 15, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • I have BC/BS of Illinois, HMO (Mar 28, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • I have BC/BS PPO of FL....Has anyone used Dr. Marema in Ft Lauderdale?..... (May 26, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • I have BC/BS PPO. What will I have to pay out of pocket (Jun 19, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • I have BCBC (point of service) they have a written exclusion for weight loss surgery (Sep 24, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • I have bcbs fl ppo does 5 yr. requirement of MO have to be in a row or can it ? (May 21, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • I have BCBS HMO and have a chance to be a PPO? Which one? (Jun 2, 2003) (View) (15 answers)
  • I HAVE BCBS OF GA.. How long till Med Director makes decision? (Sep 25, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • I have bcbs of ill. has anyone every got approved the first time or upon appeal ? (Nov 25, 2002) (View) (9 answers)
  • I HAVE BCBS OF MN (PPO) NOW WILL THEY APPROVE ME OR WHAT? (Apr 28, 2005) (View) (3 answers)
  • I have BCBS PPO and there is a written exclusion ....It says (Jan 6, 2003) (View) (11 answers)
  • I have been approved (Jun 7, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • I HAVE BEEN APPROVED BUT SURGERY IS 8-10 MONTHS AWAY??? (Nov 20, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • I have been approved for a consultation with a surgeon. Has anyone been denied after (Jul 29, 2000) (View) (6 answers)
  • I have been approved for sergury, but they want me to lose 10%. (Sep 4, 2005) (View) (2 answers)
  • I have been approved!!!!! (Aug 4, 2000) (View) (7 answers)
  • I have been denied 3 times--went to HR person Please HELP! (Jul 30, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • I have been denied a laparoscopic gastric bypass due to and exclusion in the plan. (Oct 19, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • I have been denied after first letter because they say the procedure is malabsorptive (Sep 9, 2003) (View) (10 answers)
  • I have been denied ALL the way around....Help! (Dec 5, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • I have been denied by Cigna HMO of Az. I am planning (Apr 22, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • I have been denied by my insurance due to a 5 year policy. Anyone familiar with it? (Feb 13, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • I have been denied insurance coverage for VSG (Jun 25, 2007) (View) (4 answers)
  • I have been denied on the basis of an exclsion. Has anyone been approved? (Dec 29, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • I have been denied twice what next? (Apr 18, 2001) (View) (5 answers)
  • I have been denied, what can I do now? (Jan 30, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • i have been diagnosed as bi polar which may be the cause of obesity does anyone know (Apr 9, 2000) (View) (4 answers)
  • I have been getting my copies of what the bills were for my surgery. (May 16, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • I have been hearing that Indiana passed a law about surgery (Sep 22, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • I have been seeing a Nurse Practioner and she's been great, when I asked for a referral from her to (Nov 15, 1998) (View) (1 answer)
  • I have been waiting so long........I can't stand it much longer. About a year ago I (Sep 5, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • I have blue cross and blue shield of Tennessee......and there is a written exclusion (Sep 10, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • I have Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama. (Mar 7, 2011) (View) (3 answers)
  • I have Blue Cross Individual PPO, did anybody else have to pay cash up front? (Aug 16, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • I have called BCBS to find out their criteria to determine if I qualify for... (May 29, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • I Have carefirst BC/BS 80/20 Major medical through a local union in MD (Jan 16, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • I have Cigna - Cobra and Medicare. Who should be the primary (Jun 20, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • I have Cigna Health Care of Florida (HMO). Has anyone received approval for a LAP (May 14, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • I have CIGNA HMO, need help with an APPEAL LETTER for WLS (Mar 17, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • I have Cigna open Access plus it has been over six weeks since my claim (Jun 27, 2007) (View) (5 answers)
  • I have Cigna POS how hard is it to get approved? (Jan 18, 2006) (View) (3 answers)
  • I Have Cigna PPO. What are requirements for WLS approval? (Oct 16, 2006) (View) (4 answers)
  • I have coresource ppo plan and I wanted to know if anyone has been approved for the (Apr 6, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • I have Corporate Systems Administration insurance does anyone have this insurance?? (Apr 4, 2007) (View) (4 answers)
  • I have exclusion on my insuranceUCH. What can I do to over ride this? (Apr 27, 2005) (View) (3 answers)
  • I have FMH insurance and have not seen anyone that has had surgery. (Sep 8, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • I have Georgia Medicaid. Can anyone tell me how long it takes. (Jan 29, 2005) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • I have great west ins in florida through my husbands job Aerospace. The hr lady told (Apr 23, 2006) (View) (4 answers)
  • I have Great West Insurance and they want documented diet history. (Nov 1, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • I have had bc/bs since 8-1-99 what ae my chances of approval (Dec 5, 1999) (View) (2 answers)
  • I have had bc/bs since 8-1-99 what ae my chances of approval (Dec 5, 1999) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • I have HAP insurance, can anyone help me with writing a second appeal letter? PLEASE! (Oct 13, 2004) (View) (2 answers)
  • I have having to choose insurance company, which would be best for lap-band? (Apr 10, 2007) (View) (4 answers)
  • I have health net active pers (Apr 6, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • I have healthlink open access III and I was looking to see how they are with (Feb 12, 2006) (View) (1 answer)
  • I have HealthNet/HMO-Promed Health Care Administrators...Has anyone had a problem (Apr 21, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • I have heard great things about tricare (prime) in regaurds to approval proceedings (Feb 11, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • I have heard that I will probably be approved because of my weight and my BMI alone. (Sep 4, 2004) (View) (4 answers)
  • I have HMO careb first has anyone had a problem being approve (Jul 6, 2009) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • I have Humana HMO and need a Tummy Tuck and Breast Lift, has anyone been approved? (Apr 28, 2004) (View) (3 answers)
  • I have Humana HMO as of Jan1,2003 Humana is discontinuing my network,Rush. (Nov 19, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • I have Humana PPO..there exclusion reads anything related to obesity (Mar 7, 2006) (View) (2 answers)
  • I have included a sample copy of my personal appeal letter (Mar 26, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • I have insurance that pays 80% looking for estimates of what 20% will be? (Dec 4, 2006) (View) (6 answers)
  • I have is there any way to get secondary insurance to pay if they cover and primary (Sep 24, 1999) (View) (2 answers)
  • I have John Deere through Iowa Methodist Medical Center. (Mar 15, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • I have just been told my insuracne co no longer covers WLS (Jul 17, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • I have just recently been denied coverage for wls from my insurance through my work (Dec 30, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • I have just started a new job and have the choice of First Health PPo or Cigna HMO. (Feb 10, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • I have Kaiser but can go to cigna... (Oct 7, 2000) (View) (5 answers)
  • I have kaiser insurance, Has anyone out there had surgery and self payed it? I asked (Aug 1, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • I have looked on the local help list and looked at the people that have (May 10, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • I have made up my mind to switch Ins providers. (Apr 25, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • I have Mamsi as my primary insurance and AGC Trust of Mt as secon. (Apr 14, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • I have mass health in boston, Ma and want to know of a wait to be approved (Dec 27, 2006) (View) (3 answers)
  • I have medcaid, and my benfits are about to expire this month April 30,2005. I was (Apr 8, 2005) (View) (6 answers)
  • I have Medcost Preferred insurance in NC. (May 18, 2009) (View) (2 answers)
  • I have medicaid americaid in Texas and I have not been able to find a doctor for 6 mo (Aug 6, 2012) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • I have medical, what's the requirements to get this surgery? (Jan 15, 2006) (View) (7 answers)
  • I have medicare part a and part b (Oct 13, 2008) (View) (9 answers)
  • I have mild sleep apnea.. can I still qualify for the surgery with Cigna PPO? (May 9, 2008) (View) (5 answers)
  • I have My open RNY scheduled for10/11/02....... (Sep 12, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • I have my surgury date and my insurance approved it months ago, (Jul 8, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • I have never been on a medically supervised diet. (Jan 18, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • I have no diet history Per Se (Jun 2, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • I have no insurance... Any advice on where to begin? (Nov 14, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • I have no supervised diet history but plenty of other diet.... (Apr 10, 2005) (View) (9 answers)
  • I have only had BCBS of NC (PPO) since Jan 05, will they cover me? (May 17, 2005) (View) (4 answers)
  • I have Premera BSBC insurance with a written exclusion policy for WLS (Jun 9, 2004) (View) (4 answers)
  • I have read alot about getting your files ready to submit to the (May 16, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • I have read several different things about the length of time cigna requires (Mar 30, 2004) (View) (3 answers)
  • I have recently moved to the Worcester Ma. area. I have found a surgeon (Aug 23, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • I have sample letters to send to your legislators. (Apr 18, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • I have sent in my family doctors letters, my pych. evaluation, other doctors letters (Feb 1, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • I have several co-morbidites. Like high blood pressure, high cholestral, acid reflux (Feb 15, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • I have several questions about purchasing my own individual policy to cover WLS (Apr 9, 2004) (View) (6 answers)
  • I have started adjusting my diet according to nutritionist, but have not seen surgeon (Jan 16, 2000) (View) (7 answers)
  • I have taken all of my tests, And My referrel is taking forever (Feb 4, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • I have The Health Plan of Upper Ohio Valley, HMO......anyone else deal with them? (Feb 24, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • I have to have a revision due to health problems (Apr 15, 2009) (View) (1 answer)
  • I have to write an appeal letter quickly and need any help I can get. (Apr 24, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • I have Tricare Prime and need to know how long it can take for written authorization (May 21, 2003) (View) (9 answers)
  • I HAVE TRICARE STANDARD AND WANT TO HAVE SURGERY IM 5'4 AND WEIGH 260 ,PCOS (Jan 28, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • I HAVE UHC CHOICE PLUSE.HAS ANYONE HAD THE SURGERY APPROVED (LAP-BAND) WITH THIS INS. (Jun 2, 2004) (View) (7 answers)
  • I have UHC PPO and my exclusion states: (Apr 8, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • I have UHC-HMO Choice, WLS is a diect exclusion... (Apr 11, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • I have United Healthcare Options PPO and HMSA PPO (Jul 14, 2002) (View) (7 answers)
  • I have Untied heal care EPO- WLS is listed as an exclusion. (Jan 17, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • I have US healthcare and they will not pay for the lapband surgery. (Sep 7, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • I haven't been able to get insurance because of obesity. Help? (Jan 30, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • I haven't seen this exclusion yet: (Jan 27, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • I heard BTC will no longer make payment arrangements with you. (Apr 25, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • I heard somewhere the preexsisting is illiegal when it comes morbid obesity... (Jun 8, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • I heard that some Blue Cross/Blueshield insurance companies are going to stop paying (Oct 20, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • I heard there is a law in virginia (Sep 18, 2004) (View) (3 answers)
  • I hope this helps someone... (Aug 7, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • I just applied for ins. with BCBS. has anyone else done this? (Jul 30, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • i just been denied now i need to write a appeal letter i need help (Mar 22, 2004) (View) (5 answers)
  • I just called BCBS ,And found out I was denied? (Mar 27, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • I just found out I was denied by my insurance, Cigna PPO, any helpful hints on what (Jul 30, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • I just got a Denial letter now what? (Mar 4, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • I just got approved!!! (Oct 6, 2000) (View) (5 answers)
  • I just got insurance. How long should I wait before seeking surgery approval. (Sep 10, 2000) (View) (3 answers)
  • I just got my medicare card in the mail, But it is not effective until Aug.2004, (Apr 26, 2004) (View) (3 answers)
  • I just joined Cigna and i am already going to Dr's appts before i get my ID cards (Nov 2, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • I just joined my job`s insurence, How long until I can apply for surgery? (Mar 9, 2002) (View) (6 answers)
  • I just lost my job and my insurance. I need a good insurance company (Feb 7, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • I just received my insurance handbook......Oxford Freedom.... (Apr 17, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • I just recieved a package from them on two plans called blue max and blue value (Jun 29, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • I just spoke with Dr. John Alexanders officemanager. My insurance pays 100% (Jan 16, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • I know Aetna requires a 6 mth diet but how does that work? 6 monthy visits to the (Dec 19, 2008) (View) (7 answers)
  • I know there are persons out there who get around there exclusions. (Feb 4, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • I know this may sound stupid but I need to know what to say when I call??? (Jul 1, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • I live and work in NJ, but my ins is BCBC of PA, PPO. Anybody have this experience? (Nov 2, 2004) (View) (3 answers)
  • I live in Balto., Md and would like to kmow if BC/BS will cover TT after WLS? (Oct 13, 2005) (View) (2 answers)
  • I live in CA & have Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield of NJ insurance. Anyone else? (Sep 27, 2007) (View) (4 answers)
  • I live in Florida and I was needing to know Grest West insurance requirements because (Mar 30, 2006) (View) (2 answers)
  • I live in Houston, Texas and was wondering.. (Feb 22, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • I live in Louisiana and have been looking into a Hmo offered (May 22, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • I live in louisiana and have recieved info from ochsner health total one hmo. (May 22, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • i live in Ma does anyone know if the uncompensated care pool covers the surgery? (Mar 18, 2006) (View) (2 answers)
  • I live in Oklahoma and I need to find an Insurance Company. (Dec 10, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • I live in Oklahoma does anyone know of an individule policy ? (Dec 10, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • I live in Santa Clara County, CA - Need supportive PCP (Jul 26, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • I live in VA, but my insurance Co. is based out of Ohio... (Apr 9, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • I made two appointments for surgeons, one in Nov and one in December (Aug 10, 2003) (View) (7 answers)
  • I need a copy of a referal for consultation letter from PCP. (Feb 16, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • I need a letter for my insurance . Can anyone give me an example letter? (May 26, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • I need a list of WA state doctors who will accept medicare l (Mar 7, 2005) (View) (3 answers)
  • I need a new job in kansas city area! (Aug 5, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • I need a pcp in Greenville, SC for Cigna Healthcare of SC (HMO) (Jun 26, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • I need advice on a third appeal hearing. (May 28, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • I need an excellant letter of diet history (Aug 23, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • I need anyone who has had medicare pay for their surgery to help me. (Jan 28, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • I need everyone's help please!! (Aug 16, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • I need help appealing the decision my insurance company made. (Aug 22, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • I need help appealing to Healthlink Great West on an age restriction (25). (Apr 2, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • I need help ASAP with an insurance question!! (Jun 27, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • I need help choosing between Kaiser or Pacificare? (Jul 10, 2001) (View) (8 answers)
  • I need help dealing with this whole process and possibly some support. (Oct 18, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • I need help filling in the spaces in the My Journal Letter to the Ins Company (Oct 1, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • I need help finding a WLS PCP in Gainesville, GA!! (Jul 23, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • I need help for a friend who is in desperate need of WLS (Aug 27, 2001) (View) (6 answers)
  • I NEED HELP TRYING TO GET APPROVAL (Apr 28, 2004) (View) (1 answer)
  • I need help understanding the approval that isnt an approval??? (Jul 17, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • I NEED HELP WITH AN APPEAL LETTER (Jul 3, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • I need help with an appeal letter (Jun 1, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • I NEED HELP WITH AN APPEAL TO MY INSURANCE COMPANY (Jul 20, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • I need help with an exclusion. (Apr 13, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • I need help with my insurance company! (Apr 24, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • I need help with my letter for insurance (Aug 27, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • I need help with the appeal process!! Please can someone (Feb 9, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • I need help writing a letter of medical necessity! (Mar 26, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • I need help writing a letter to the insurance company!!! (Apr 21, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • I need help writing a letter. (Oct 18, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • I need help.....please help me..... (Sep 8, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • I need individual insurance (Nov 4, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • I need info on what Tricare prime remote covers for Active duty soldiers. (Mar 18, 2005) (View) (4 answers)
  • I need info. or a copy of a letter to send along with my packet for insurance approva (Sep 8, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • I need information pertaining to Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO (Aug 15, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • I need letters! (Apr 8, 2000) (View) (3 answers)
  • I need sample of appeal letters (Jul 15, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • I need some advise please..... (Jan 10, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • I need some answers about changing insurance (Nov 26, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • I need some contacts within the insurance companies...can anyone help? (Nov 15, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • I need some help, please?? (Nov 15, 2003) (View) (7 answers)
  • I NEED SOME SUGGESTIONS IN WHAT TO SAY TO THE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER ABOUT MY INS.? (Jul 2, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • I NEED SUGESTIONS IN COMPOSING MY PERSONAL APPEAL LETTER TO INSURANCE COMPANY? (Jun 17, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • I need the house or senate bill number for the legislation that is currently under re (Jan 4, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • I need the link that tells about the Indiana law and WLS. (Jun 20, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • I need the link that tells about the Indiana law and WLS. (Jun 20, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • I NEED TO APPEAL AETNA BECAUSE THEY ARE SAYING I DO NOT HAVE THE REQUIRED 6 MONTH (Apr 20, 2005) (View) (6 answers)
  • I need to ask if someone can explain to me the difference between a PPO and an HMO?? (Jan 5, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • I need to file 2nd appeal and need help (samples of letters etc.) (Mar 14, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • I need to find information on long term weight loss. (Jun 21, 2000) (View) (5 answers)
  • I need to find Ins policy @ decent price that covers WLS (Apr 17, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • I need to get insurance. (Aug 30, 2008) (View) (3 answers)
  • I NEED TO KNOW IF ANYONE SENT PICTURES TO THE INSURANCE COMPANY? (Jun 21, 2002) (View) (10 answers)
  • I need to know my insurance codes (Jan 10, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • I need to know what to do first..... (Jul 7, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • i need to know who is in network with tncare select for the gastric bypass or the lap (Aug 5, 2004) (View) (2 answers)
  • I need to see the LAW that says we are covered for this surgery under our insurers? (Nov 23, 2001) (View) (6 answers)
  • I need to write a letter to my insurance company to help with approval (Nov 12, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • I need to write my first appeal letter , any-one have any advise?? (Oct 24, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • I need your help and information. (Oct 20, 2000) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • I need your help with an appeal !!!!!!!!!!! (Oct 16, 1999) (View) (3 answers)
  • i only have medicaid do anyone knows a docter that will help me. (Oct 2, 2007) (View) (8 answers)
  • I PAID IN ADVANCE FOR PYSCH WILL I (Apr 29, 2004) (View) (5 answers)
  • I ran into two friends who work for BCBS. (Jan 30, 2004) (View) (4 answers)
  • I read some back pages8/23/99 about insurances accepting the claim for this surgery. (Sep 25, 1999) (View) (1 answer)
  • I receive a letter from my insurance, BCBSNC,which stated that I was denied for the V (Jan 6, 2009) (View) (7 answers)
  • I received a letter from insurance and it says I must reapply if (Oct 22, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • I received a letter from my insurance company on Sat. and am not sure if approved! (Aug 25, 2002) (View) (8 answers)
  • I received approval for a consult and two follow ups; does the surgeon have to submit (Jun 27, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • I received my determination letter back from my insurance company. (Aug 13, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • I received my hospital approval letter and it says I am approved for 1 day (Jun 2, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • I spoke to the appeal manager last Thursday, will she be the one (Oct 8, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • I still haven't gotten a consultation date..will be Sept or later before I do (Jan 2, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • I sure could use a copy of that letter, also (May 27, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • I talked with my Nurse Case Manager today and she said... (Oct 6, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • I think I am being given the runaround by my ins.? (May 3, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • I think I am covered based on this, what do you all think? (Mar 19, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • I think I am going to be denied....please help! (Jan 7, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • I think I have it covered. Its not cosmetic right? (May 22, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • I thought as long as the Surgeon was in Network, Ins would pay. (Jan 19, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • I understand the pre-cert thing with BCBS, but has anybody has the DS with Fed BCBS ? (Jul 14, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • I urgently need your help/input!! (Feb 19, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • I want a panni removal done at the same time as WLS....... (Feb 14, 2003) (View) (8 answers)
  • I want info. on a VA law that requires insurers to cover WLS? (Jun 9, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • I want to argue (speech class) that insurance companies should pay (Jan 30, 2004) (View) (6 answers)
  • I want to buy a second individual policy for my primary insurance, (Apr 19, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • I want to know how to get started with fighting my policy? (Sep 19, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • I want to Start a bill to be pased in SC. for coverage WLS (Feb 28, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • I wanted to know if anyone has any ideas about who I can contact. (Jul 7, 2001) (View) (5 answers)
  • I wanted to let those of you who are fighting an employer exclusion to keep fighting! (Sep 22, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • I was approved but now denied. (Jun 26, 2002) (View) (6 answers)
  • I was approved by Aetna Hmo but ny work is changing to Cigna HMO any advice? (Mar 20, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • I was approved by BCBS, now after the surgery they have denied my claim (Jan 6, 2004) (View) (9 answers)
  • I was approved Dec. 17th, but still no surgery date. (Jan 2, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • I was approved for a consultation - what are my chances for surgery approval? (Oct 14, 1999) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • I was approved for WLS surgery but have to change surgeons. (Sep 20, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • I was approved with one doctor for DS. Now want to have Roux N Y with another Doctor (May 16, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • I was called today and I now need a 6 month supervised diet program.. (Dec 13, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • I was denied now what? (Mar 19, 2002) (View) (11 answers)
  • I was denied a panniculectomy, recently went to my primary physician (Aug 6, 2004) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • I was denied approval based on ins. co. rules but co-worker with same was approved. (Aug 24, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • I was denied because my agency did not purchase the (May 19, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • I was denied because of exclusion. (Apr 29, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • I was denied by Humana due to a written exclusion on the policy. HELP!!! (Apr 27, 2005) (View) (2 answers)
  • I was denied by insurance (Healthlink) because of an AGE requirement. (Mar 31, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • I was denied by my insurance, need some good appeal letters.... (Apr 17, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • I was denied for BPD because of the severity of the surgery........ (May 8, 2002) (View) (6 answers)
  • I was denied from my Insurance company Cigna and I need help appeal letter (Sep 6, 2004) (View) (4 answers)
  • I was denied Insurance coverage from BC/BS. (Dec 30, 1999) (View) (6 answers)
  • I was denied payment on my intial Dr consult claim... (Mar 7, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • I was denied with Cigna PPo do I have a chance? (Jun 23, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • I WAS DENIED! WHAT DO I DO NOW? (May 7, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • I was denied, and got several ideas, but should I use a lawyer first?? (May 13, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • I was denied~ Now what? Am I going to be fat forever? (Jan 17, 2006) (View) (10 answers)
  • I was diagnosed with diabetes last year. Would that be considered a doctor supervised (May 29, 2006) (View) (6 answers)
  • I was just denied because of my co-morbidites not being life threating which are High (Mar 22, 2003) (View) (7 answers)
  • I was just denied by wellcare (HELP) (Aug 30, 2009) (View) (4 answers)
  • I was just denied, I have BC/BC teamsters ppo. (Dec 15, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • I was just wondering if anyone that has oxford health plans but uses the first health (Mar 18, 2004) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • I was just wondering.. (Oct 6, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • I was on medicaid and now have medicare also, are my chances better with both (Apr 18, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • I was recently approved for surgery but have ? (Mar 24, 2003) (View) (7 answers)
  • I was recently denied by Kaiser, Was told I did not meet the criteria. Help! (Apr 9, 2002) (View) (6 answers)
  • I was rejected for wls by my doctor's office because a hmo lost my medical records. (Nov 14, 2000) (View) (5 answers)
  • I was told by my insurer that my PCP needs to send to send a letter of med. necessity (Apr 4, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • I was told flat out that WLS was exclused from my health insurance. (Jul 18, 2001) (View) (8 answers)
  • I was told I would know my part to pay prior to surgery. (May 19, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • I WAS TOLD IN A SUPPORT GROUP THAT A INS. COMPANY CAN NOT DENIE YOU WLS COVRAGE IF IT (Mar 11, 2004) (View) (6 answers)
  • I was told it would take 4-6 MONTHES after the first letter to Aetna PPO. (Apr 17, 2002) (View) (10 answers)
  • I was told that my insurance won't pay for the assistant surgeon.. (Feb 4, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • I was told via telephone that my daughter was denied because she is too young (Oct 11, 2000) (View) (6 answers)
  • i was trun down for insurance.. but i was offer another one but i have to payout a (Aug 5, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • I WAS TURNED DOWN BY THE TEXAS REHAB COMMISSION DENIAL (Nov 28, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • I was wanting to know if anyone has ever heard (Jun 26, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • I was wondering how long it normally takes for Walter Lindstrom to win a appeal? (Oct 9, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • I was wondering if any one has bcbs of mn through the carpenters union? (Jul 26, 2004) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • I was wondering if anyone ever get approved with uhc ppo for a gap exception (Nov 15, 2008) (View) (1 answer)
  • I was wondering if anyone had a sample appeal letter that I might go by? (Apr 4, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • I was wondering if anyone had a written exclusion on their policy but got approved (Oct 4, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • I was wondering if anyone has delt with MA health for Lap Rny? (Dec 2, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • I was wondering if anyone in NC had the surgery and was approved by Medicaid. (Dec 18, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • I was wondering if my deducitlbe would apply to next year? (Oct 12, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • I was wondering what kind of test they run before surgery? (Dec 17, 2001) (View) (5 answers)
  • I was wondering what peoples experience with Oxfordhealth USA is? (Dec 30, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • I went to my PCP today to help me with an appeal, after being denied by BC/BS (Jan 3, 2000) (View) (5 answers)
  • I will be covered by BC/BS PEEHIP ALA. on Oct. 1, 2002 (Sep 10, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • I will be starting a new job in a week.. (Feb 27, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • I will have a new ins. co. in two weeks. (Jun 10, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • I work for a police department and we are self insured. My insurance company advised (Jun 21, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • i work for walmart my ins turned me down bcbs (May 21, 2000) (View) (5 answers)
  • I would appreciate any information on Midwest Security Insurance (Nov 19, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • I WOULD LIKE A COPY OF A LETTER TO GO BY (Apr 8, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • I would like a sample diet history. (Sep 8, 2004) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • I would like to change to a different medical group & a new PCP? (Jan 13, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • I would like to get any advice on getting insurance without employment. (Aug 17, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • I would like to hear from SCarolina WLS freinds who have United Health. (Mar 8, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • I would like to know if anyone with Cigna PPO in Va has had trouble getting approval? (Jan 10, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • I would love example letters used to appeal to an Employer... (Apr 23, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • I'd like to get several responses to what your insurance carrier considered (Apr 24, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • I'M 54 AND 282 WITH LITTLE HEALTH ISSUES SO FAR (Sep 4, 2008) (View) (3 answers)
  • I'm 54 and my insurance criteria is 16/50. Can they legally do this? (Apr 28, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • I'm a clerk at a grocery store and have bluecross/prudent buyer plan(PPO) (Nov 25, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • I'm a little confused by some of the insurance responses. (Feb 13, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • I'm applying for an individual policy and I'm not sure how to answer... (Mar 28, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • I'm APPROVED (Jan 12, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • I'M APPROVED!!! (Jan 4, 2000) (View) (5 answers)
  • I'm approved. Open rny is scheduled for 1/25/00. (Dec 30, 1999) (View) (3 answers)
  • I'm considering lap band surgery. (Jul 30, 2005) (View) (1 answer)
  • I'm from Michigan, what is the new bill about (May 17, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • I'm having trouble getting my bills paid for. (Oct 23, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • I'm having trouble getting my insurance to approve my surgery. (Jan 11, 2010) (View) (1 answer)
  • I'm in AB, Canada, will prov. health care pay a portion for surgery in USA? (Feb 11, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • I'm in Pacificare,in the Long Beach CA area--any suggestions for WLS-friendly PCPS? (Jul 28, 2000) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • I'm looking for someone dealing with medi-cal(caid) who would like to be e-buddies? (Dec 29, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • I'm moving To Southern Ca and I need some Advice (Jul 6, 2000) (View) (3 answers)
  • I'm planning to self-pay; any chance of insurance payback later? (Feb 15, 2003) (View) (8 answers)
  • I'm post-op and now my surgery is being denied. (Jan 29, 2004) (View) (7 answers)
  • I'm reading on the message board about BCBS not covering this surgery any more (Aug 24, 2002) (View) (8 answers)
  • I'm seeking information from St.Vincent's Carmel (Indiana) UHC Open RNY Patients (Mar 30, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • I'm so sick of my Insurance Carrier!!!! (Dec 27, 1999) (View) (4 answers)
  • I'm so upset, my insurance denied me,what do I do now? (Jul 12, 2000) (View) (5 answers)
  • I'm trying to write an extensive diet history... (Nov 27, 2000) (View) (7 answers)
  • I'm very interested having this surgery done. Will my insurance company pay for it? (Feb 17, 2001) (View) (5 answers)
  • I'm wanting surgery and have an appointment with Dr.Harrington in VA,My ins. denied . (Feb 17, 2000) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • I'm wondering if anyone had first health integris and how much they ended up paying? (Apr 21, 2006) (View) (1 answer)
  • I'm wondering if I made a mistake and it's going to cost me my approval... (Sep 5, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • I'm writing a letter to my ins requesting they approve me, who do I address it to? (Apr 10, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • I've been denied and need to write a letter to ins co-any wording suggestions? (Apr 3, 2008) (View) (5 answers)
  • I've been denied by BCBS IL PPO for (Aug 20, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • I've been denied for the last time--What can I do now? (Jun 28, 2001) (View) (5 answers)
  • I've had 2 people tell me exclusion is gone (Aug 20, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • I've just been told to get a second insurance but now I'm more confused then ever! (Sep 21, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • IDoes this make sense? (Apr 23, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • If a policy exludes weight-loss surgery, how can I appeal? (Apr 25, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • If a surgeon is listed in my insurance booklet as a provider, is coverage assured? (Mar 22, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • If anyone can please help!!!! I've just been denied by BCBS need help with appeal!!!! (Sep 11, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • If anyone has had oxford freedom health plan PLEASE help me with info. (May 25, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • If anyone in South Carolina has had Cigna as insurance and waiting on RNY approval. (Mar 13, 2010) (View) (1 answer)
  • If both insurances cover WLS but I don't qualify under primary? (Mar 5, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • If denied by my primary ins. (HMO), will Medicare as secondary pay? (Sep 2, 1999) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • If have GHI as insurance,do you need a referal to see a surgeon? (Aug 7, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • If health insurance refuses to pay, can I get the autoinsurance to pay (Aug 30, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • If I am having my surgery at OSU and My Insurance pays 80% . (Sep 25, 2003) (View) (9 answers)
  • If I am on Social Security Disability, will the Medicare I will be on pay? (Apr 9, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • If I change jobs for insurance to cover me, is there a waiting period? (Jun 20, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • If i don't work for a co. can i just go out & buy some insurance (Jan 26, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • If I get new insurance after WLS do most companies have exclusions? (Mar 22, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • If I go out of state, will my medicare cover me? (Jun 29, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • If I move to another state, could I keep my surgeon? Would new insurance be a problem (Jul 12, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • If i pay cash for my surgery, will my HMO pay if I have complications later? (Sep 1, 2002) (View) (10 answers)
  • If I self pay for surgery, my Insurance doesn't cover it. Will they pay for after care? (Mar 21, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • If Ins wants to pay for (example) RNY and I want a DS, am I stuck?? (Mar 12, 2001) (View) (6 answers)
  • If insurance approves me to see a surgeon then they will pay for surgery? (Oct 5, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • If insurance changes through employment while appealing does old ins. cover you? (Apr 11, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • If Insurance denies surgery coverage, who writes the appeal? (Apr 22, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • If insurance denies WLS but you need gallbladder surgery can't that be primary? (Jun 22, 1999) (View) (2 answers)
  • If insurance tells you you are approved for wls but have to schedule? (May 28, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • If medicare won't pay for my surgery after the fact what do I do? (Jan 12, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • If my BMI is 37 and have high cholesterol can I get approved through AetnaPPO? (Jan 14, 2010) (View) (3 answers)
  • If my company funds my insurance and they denied my surgery . What should I do ? (Jun 20, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • If my husband leaves his job and gets cobra now b4 ins. changes 8/1/03 will it ? (May 31, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • IF MY INSURANCE PAY 80% WILL I HAVE TO PAY THE 20% UP FRONT (Aug 19, 2000) (View) (4 answers)
  • If primary denies and 2ndary approves what should I do? (Mar 3, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • If primary insur says no and secondary insur says yes, will WLS be covered? (Apr 16, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • if procedure and diagnosis code given to ins. co. and still denied, is there recourse (Aug 17, 1999) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • If Self Pay....Ins Cover Complications Later? (Jun 4, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • If someone has no insurance, low income... (May 5, 2000) (View) (4 answers)
  • If someone has no insurance, low income... (May 5, 2000) (View) (4 answers)
  • If the exclusion reads (Jul 16, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • If their is no exclusion in my policy who sets up the criteria for approval? (Nov 6, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • If we have a lapse in ins. coverage, is our WLS considered pre exisiting? (Dec 27, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • If you are approved for one type of WLS, can you switch to a different type and still (Jun 8, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • If you are having another surgery, gall bladder, is it possible to do WLS with it? (Jun 21, 1999) (View) (4 answers)
  • If you dont have insurance but want to join a group? (Feb 12, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • if you had lap rny and had/have bcbs of florida? (Apr 24, 2008) (View) (3 answers)
  • If you had surgery and medicaid paid for it, what special things did you have to do (Oct 16, 2004) (View) (5 answers)
  • If you have an exclusion and approved, what did you do? (Apr 10, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • If you self-pay for initial WLS, does insurance cover complications? (Jun 2, 1999) (View) (2 answers)
  • If you want Short Term Disability, does my HR dept. have to know what for? (Aug 6, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • If you were approved for WLS on a federal insurance plan - I need your help. (May 7, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • If you work for the gvmt. are (we) exempt from filing under ERISA LAW (May 2, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • if you've been diagnosed is it easier or harder to get coverage?? (Feb 2, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • If your company is not self-insured, is WLS covered if not excluded normally ? (Jan 8, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • If your insurance approves you and then you need to change surgeons,what happens? (Jun 26, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • IL am a military dependant. Has anyone had this surgery done on a military base and o (Mar 8, 2002) (View) (11 answers)
  • IL Medicaid do they approve and how to contact them? (Dec 5, 2009) (View) (3 answers)
  • im 19yrs old and on my fathers insurance.. But i got denied.. Can someone help me? (Nov 3, 2010) (View) (2 answers)
  • im mentally unable to adapt to chewing slow, i try but my depression kicks in (Dec 12, 2005) (View) (14 answers)
  • Im on ssi does medicade cover a gastric bypass? (Dec 30, 2009) (View) (7 answers)
  • Im short 2 months for the diet history but have 2 letters of neccessity should I try (Mar 29, 2006) (View) (4 answers)
  • IMR-Insurance please help!?!?! (Jun 17, 2009) (View) (2 answers)
  • In appealing an exclusion, has anyone ever heard of using violation of ADA ? (Aug 27, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • In chicago can you tell me what hospitals take IDPA to cover the lap band surgery? (Mar 22, 2006) (View) (2 answers)
  • In FL anyone in Aetna's small group (1) business program get covered? (Aug 17, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • In Ga. are ther any progam or Dr that will pay for the surgery. (Feb 1, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • In my insurance book it states under exclusions and limitations, (Jul 23, 2000) (View) (3 answers)
  • In my insurance coverage booklet is gives the requirements. (Feb 9, 2006) (View) (3 answers)
  • In process of trying to get insurance to pay for a LBL. (Apr 20, 2004) (View) (1 answer)
  • In the first letter you write to your insurance, what do they want to know? (Aug 3, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • In the midst of appealing, my insurance company is... (Oct 17, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • In-network psychiatrist vs. surgeon-referred, in-demand psychiatrist. (Jul 9, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • Ineed some feedback on any one that has PHCS/LUMENOS and has already been approved. (Feb 3, 2006) (View) (1 answer)
  • Info about United Healthcare Choice Plus HMO/not a question (Jul 23, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • Info on extra costs if you are from out of country? (Jun 24, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Information on Scott &White covering surgery (Medicare primary) (Oct 31, 2004) (View) (5 answers)
  • Initially Approved...now denied...what to do? Please help!! (Aug 14, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Ins Co had outside agency audit hospital bill and then paid. Now what? (Aug 27, 2001) (View) (8 answers)
  • Ins co tells me with 4 weeks left i need 2 yr. sup diet. HELP (Jan 15, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Ins Co. said that I met all the criteria for surgery. (Jul 18, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Ins denied verbally and refuses to send me letter denying (Mar 26, 2008) (View) (6 answers)
  • Ins excludes charges for treatment of obesity/weight reduction (Jul 17, 2000) (View) (3 answers)
  • Ins says not a covered benefit, is this the same as denial??? (Mar 1, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Ins Surgery Guidlines changed for 2006 (Jan 16, 2006) (View) (7 answers)
  • Ins wants supervied diet I've supplied and am still having problems. I don't underst (Dec 20, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Ins. Approval (May 10, 2009) (View) (1 answer)
  • Ins. excludes wls. Need info. on individual ins. that will cover wls. (Feb 28, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Ins. pays -0- for out of network Dr, but will pay for in-network (Sep 19, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • Ins. Plan excludes WLS - Want to buy plan on own in place (Mar 18, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • Ins.co.approved wls, precert co. requires more info, psych, nutri. consult utri (Oct 26, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Insurance (Apr 24, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Insurance (Feb 15, 2006) (View) (2 answers)
  • insurance (Mar 11, 2009) (View) (1 answer)
  • Insurance & clinical info (Jul 31, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • insurance / 6 months of dr visits b4 bypass-need emergency surgery now (Feb 10, 2010) (View) (8 answers)
  • Insurance Appeal Hearing, What do I do or say? (Apr 26, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Insurance approval (Feb 27, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Insurance approval for State of Washington Employees? (May 12, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Insurance approval process. (Apr 23, 2008) (View) (3 answers)
  • INSURANCE APPROVED BUT DOCTOR RETIRED-NOW WHAT? (Dec 30, 2005) (View) (7 answers)
  • Insurance asking for 3 month doctor supervised diet. (Aug 31, 2006) (View) (6 answers)
  • INSURANCE BCBS PPO? (Aug 27, 2007) (View) (10 answers)
  • Insurance carrier Rejected request from surgeon. Help (Aug 12, 2009) (View) (7 answers)
  • Insurance co requested more information again, Does it look good or bad? (Oct 14, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • Insurance Co requirements - Health America HMO (Oct 16, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Insurance Companies (Oct 29, 2005) (View) (5 answers)
  • Insurance companies and self paying in Louisiana (May 18, 1999) (View) (1 answer)
  • Insurance company asking for more information. (Aug 24, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • Insurance company says to go to a doctor out of network. (Jul 26, 2007) (View) (5 answers)
  • Insurance company sent back paperwork to surgeon , wanting updated referal. (Jun 19, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Insurance coverage for WLS when contract has exclusion for procedure. (May 21, 1999) (View) (5 answers)
  • Insurance denial (Jan 11, 2006) (View) (4 answers)
  • insurance denial my claims after having surgery (Nov 1, 2003) (View) (8 answers)
  • Insurance Denial, what to do next???? (May 7, 2002) (View) (6 answers)
  • Insurance Denied - Insurance claims no comorbid conditions (Dec 26, 1999) (View) (1 answer)
  • Insurance DENIED before surgery consult...PLEASE HELP (Aug 9, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • Insurance denied claim (Jul 10, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • insurance denied my surgery what do i do now? (Dec 11, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Insurance denied, need help with info on dr's notes (Nov 12, 2008) (View) (1 answer)
  • insurance denied......any other suggestions?????? (Jul 2, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • Insurance denied?? (Nov 26, 2008) (View) (7 answers)
  • Insurance Dilemma - Advice Needed Please! (Jul 23, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • Insurance exclusion (Dec 18, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Insurance exclusion (Feb 25, 2009) (View) (4 answers)
  • Insurance exclusion for MO (Jun 3, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • Insurance exclusion, do I still have a chance? (Jul 17, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • Insurance experts - please respond! (Dec 17, 2002) (View) (9 answers)
  • Insurance from Samsung Semiconductor (May 25, 2008) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Insurance got paperwork 6 weeks ago, found out today they still didn't look at it yet (Jun 20, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • Insurance Handbook help (Jan 17, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • Insurance Has approved but Dr. has delayed next step. Any suggestions (Jan 21, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • Insurance has written exclusion (Feb 6, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • insurance help (Mar 3, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • Insurance in Virginia (Mar 8, 2008) (View) (1 answer)
  • Insurance in Virginia (Mar 9, 2008) (View) (5 answers)
  • Insurance just gave me the (Apr 24, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Insurance mis-dated my denial - what do you think? (Sep 11, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • Insurance needs 3 years prior medical records- (Mar 6, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Insurance ONLY considers pds. and NOT BMI..... (Dec 9, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • Insurance Paid for Consult, Does it Mean They Will Approve Surgery? (Mar 21, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Insurance paid versus contracted amount... (Oct 29, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • Insurance Policy with exclusions (Nov 24, 2007) (View) (10 answers)
  • Insurance Problems (Mar 20, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • Insurance problems! Should this be covered? (Sep 16, 2005) (View) (4 answers)
  • Insurance question (May 10, 1999) (View) (5 answers)
  • Insurance question (Oct 17, 2005) (View) (3 answers)
  • Insurance question (Anyone with a crystal ball?) (Dec 18, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • Insurance question... (Feb 20, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Insurance Question? (Nov 18, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • INSURANCE QUESTION????? (May 3, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Insurance Questions - Payment and Employer (Nov 7, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • Insurance requirements & buying insurance w/ the intention of having WLS (May 15, 1999) (View) (12 answers)
  • Insurance says I meet the criteria but WLS is not a covered benefit? (Mar 9, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Insurance switched, scheduled consult with surgeon - now what do I do? (May 25, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • insurance through the union exclusion not even if med ness. what can i do (Sep 18, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Insurance tricare or medicare plastics (Apr 8, 2005) (View) (3 answers)
  • insurance United Healthcare denied my request for LAP BAND and I am nervous (Aug 12, 2009) (View) (3 answers)
  • Insurance was denied, anyone else have this problem? (Jan 4, 2006) (View) (3 answers)
  • insurance will cover gastric but not but not lap band (Mar 9, 2007) (View) (4 answers)
  • Insurance will pay if medically necessary (Feb 26, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • Insurance wont approve unless my husband has medical records from 2 drs documenting (Aug 3, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • Insurance/Surgeon coverage (Jul 18, 2008) (View) (5 answers)
  • Insurance?????????? (Apr 17, 2008) (View) (7 answers)
  • Insurane Approval NC teachers and state employee insurance? (Mar 22, 2005) (View) (1 answer)
  • Intracorp is requesting a year of documentation from Dr and Nutrionist evaluation (Mar 12, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Is Medically Necessary needed on my referral? (Mar 4, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Is a hypothyroidism a comorbidity? (May 26, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • Is a request for more info a reason to be scared? (Apr 29, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Is Aetna PPO good about approving wls or will you have a battle on your hand.. (Sep 28, 2001) (View) (6 answers)
  • Is AETNA PPO stalling....they told me it would only take 30 days to review (Dec 2, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Is all Obesity Surgery considered Bariatric Surgery? (Jul 3, 2006) (View) (5 answers)
  • Is An Insurance "Request for more Information" a Good Sign? (Mar 16, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Is an insurance co. telling you that (Mar 10, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • Is anybody going through the insurance preocess with Kaiser Norther Ca? (Nov 28, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Is anyone aware of a policy i can purchase that pays for wt loss surgery or revisions (Oct 5, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Is anyone aware of financial aid for self-payers? (Feb 14, 2000) (View) (4 answers)
  • Is anyone aware of insurance for complications from self-funded surgery? (Jan 8, 2004) (View) (1 answer)
  • Is anyone else stuck in Preferred Cares Policy change 4/1/05? Help! (Jun 3, 2005) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Is anyone having problems w/insurance not paying for intial consult with surgeon. (May 12, 2002) (View) (9 answers)
  • IS ANYONE HAVING SURGERY IN ST. LOUIS MO AND USING HEALTH NET. (Feb 26, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Is anyone under Montebello Profession Care Medical Group? (Mar 1, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Is approval for the psych eval a clue to approval for the surgery? (Mar 15, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Is being in review a good thing? (Mar 5, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • Is being overwieght a prexisting condition? (Mar 20, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Is bluffing effective? (Jun 28, 2002) (View) (6 answers)
  • Is calling the insurance company daily too much? (Mar 25, 2002) (View) (6 answers)
  • Is Carpal Tunnel considered a...... (Jun 25, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • is cigna hmo hard to get approved and if they do how long does it take (Jul 6, 2004) (View) (4 answers)
  • Is Cigna making it even harder to quality for bariatric surgery? (Jan 12, 2005) (View) (6 answers)
  • is gerd a co-morbid: (Feb 24, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Is individual ins. hard to obtain because of morbid obesity? (Feb 23, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Is is easier to get approved for surgery if you have PCOS? (May 13, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • Is it a bad sign that I am still waiting for approval? (Mar 19, 2002) (View) (8 answers)
  • Is it a bad sign when your case has been sent to the review board? (Mar 6, 2002) (View) (11 answers)
  • Is it best to go my primary first or find a surgeon? which one gets appr from insuran (Mar 11, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Is it common practice to have your claim sent to a 'Superviser'? (Jun 6, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Is it difficult for Tricare Standard patients to have WLS surgery? (Aug 2, 2006) (View) (5 answers)
  • Is it hard appealing a denial by a self insured company plan? (Aug 24, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • Is it harder to get insurance coverage for a Lap procedure? Also, I will be (Aug 29, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • Is it legal for the hospital to require that I pay my out of pocket before my surgery (Feb 1, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • Is it normal for a surgeon to order pre-op testing before?? (Apr 18, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • IS IT NORMAL TO GET A DATE FROM DR. BEFORE INSURANCE APPROVAL?? (Jul 22, 2002) (View) (6 answers)
  • Is it okay to apply for my pre-approval for surgery before having 1st Surgeon consult (Jun 15, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • Is it possible and/or a good idea for a group to purchase a group policy? (Aug 28, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • Is it possible for secondary (wife's) policy to cover me if primary wont? (Jun 23, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • Is it possible to change ins. companies if your insurance co. does not cover WLS? (Aug 7, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Is it possible to get an insurance approval over the phone without the claim being processed? (Mar 14, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • Is it possible to get life insurance pre-operatively? Any suggestions? (Jan 31, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Is it true that BCBS will stop covering WLS after 1/1/02? (Dec 9, 2001) (View) (13 answers)
  • is it true that in jan. 2003 bcbs/ppo wont be covering weight loss surgery? (Sep 2, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Is it true that practically everyone is denied by insurance the first time? (Aug 18, 2003) (View) (16 answers)
  • Is it true that with Blue Cross Blue Shield Peehip a BMI over 40 is automatically approved? (Jun 5, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • Is it true you can not get life insurance after the surgery? (May 2, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • Is it true???????? (Oct 15, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Is Medicaid an HMO or a PPO? (Apr 28, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Is morbid obesity considered a pre-existing condition? (Jan 25, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • Is morbid obesity considered a preexisting condition when changing insurance plans? (Jan 21, 2005) (View) (6 answers)
  • Is morbid obesity considered pre-exsisting? (Jun 16, 1999) (View) (2 answers)
  • Is My Insurance Company Being Overcharged or What? (Apr 9, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Is my insurance company stalling??? Please Help (Sep 15, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Is my insurance crazy? (Jun 4, 2000) (View) (3 answers)
  • Is my situation hopeless? Confusion RE: Insurance and Cobra (Jun 24, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • Is my weight a prexisting condition? (Oct 16, 2000) (View) (3 answers)
  • Is no pre-determination needed a good thing? (Jul 2, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • Is obesity a pre existing condition? (Feb 12, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • IS OBESITY CONSIDERED A (May 5, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Is Precertification the same as approval? (Jan 10, 2003) (View) (7 answers)
  • Is Sagamore a good insurance ? (Aug 12, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Is secondary insurance adequate to conver while I wait for new primary insurance? (Aug 19, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • is texas one of the states that have passed legislation on ins. to provide benefits (Oct 4, 2006) (View) (3 answers)
  • Is the DS Procedure considered a gastric bypass surgery? (Mar 8, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Is the following certain medical insurance acceptable for this surgery? (Jul 23, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • Is their a new law in OHIO mandating insurance companies to approve this surgery? (Jun 24, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Is their anyone who has Anthem BCBS and what did they pay? (Jun 4, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • Is there a Bariatric Surgeon In Atlanta, Georgia who will Accept Medicare? (Sep 17, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Is there a chance that the Dr. can find out I went to Dr. for WLS? (Aug 12, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Is there a difference between (Apr 19, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Is there a Doctor in Alabama that will accept medicade for gastric bypass surgery? (May 4, 2008) (View) (11 answers)
  • Is there a Dr. in or around maryland who could offer me a payment plan? (Feb 9, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Is there a insurance I can join without working at a company but pay the monthly cost (Nov 9, 2001) (View) (5 answers)
  • Is there a lawyer in Tennessee (or anywhere) who would be willing to fight this issue (Jan 13, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • Is there a limit to the period of time complications won't be covered? (Mar 9, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • is there a loophole in this exclusion? (Jul 17, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • Is there a medical or legal difference between obesity and morbid obesity? (Sep 15, 1999) (View) (5 answers)
  • Is there a new federal guideline for Bariatric Surgery? (Oct 27, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • Is there a phone number to call to check on paperwork (Jan 8, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Is there a problem when switching insurances? (Jul 26, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Is there a site that show sample insurance appeal letters? (Jan 15, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Is there a six month waiting period for thos that have Alabama Medicaid and Medicare? (Oct 31, 2006) (View) (5 answers)
  • Is there a such thing as sending (Jul 18, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Is there a time limit on when you can have your surgery done? (Sep 22, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Is there a type of State or Federally funded insurance that will pay for WLS? (Oct 22, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • Is there a waiting period after obtaining insurance before I can get surgery? (Jul 8, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Is there a waiting period for insurance companies when it is a new policy? (Mar 14, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Is there a way to fight for approval even if my insurance excludes this procedure? (Oct 30, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • Is there a way to get your insurance to pay for the surgery if it's an exclusion ? (Apr 9, 2004) (View) (5 answers)
  • Is there a website that has standard weight charts the insurance companies use? (Jul 29, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • Is there an absolute defense to an iron clad WLS exclusion clause? (Jun 14, 2000) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Is there an independent insurance company that will cover MO patients? (Nov 15, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • Is there any Doctor close who'll take tricare ins. (Aug 23, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • Is there ANY individual insurance in Kansas that pays for WLS? (Sep 10, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Is there any one in Houston, Tx that needs Ins. to cover surgery? (Jan 29, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Is there any recourse against an employer who lists WLS in their exclusions? (Jul 3, 2002) (View) (9 answers)
  • Is there any thing I can do if surgery is medical neces but not covered benefit (Sep 17, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Is there any way around a 5 Year obesity history? (Apr 10, 2009) (View) (2 answers)
  • Is there any way around an exclusion like this? (Feb 28, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • is there any way around the 6mth nutritional documentation (Aug 26, 2007) (View) (6 answers)
  • Is there any way I can have my surgery 5 miles from home instead of 5 hours from home (Jun 11, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • Is there any way of getting around the 12 mo doctor supervised diet? (Apr 7, 2006) (View) (8 answers)
  • IS THERE ANY WAY TO FIGHT AN EXCLUSION (Sep 15, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • Is there any way to get around a written exclusion policy? (Apr 17, 2005) (View) (2 answers)
  • Is there ANYONE from texas with individual insurance that covered wls? (Nov 17, 2000) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Is there anyone here who works for Kellogg's company (Jul 18, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Is there anyone in Cleveland, Ohio that has had the Lap Band procedure covered (Jan 23, 2006) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Is there anyone in Florida that is on Medicaid/Share of cost and recieved approval? (Feb 27, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Is there anyone out there ? (Apr 22, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • Is there anyone out there going through the approval process with Kaiser now? (Dec 5, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Is there anyone out there that has medcost insurance and gotten appoval? (May 14, 2009) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Is there anyone out there who had their surgery covered by OHIP in Ontario Canada (Nov 18, 2000) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Is there anyone out there who has had or is going to have surgery on medi-cal? (Dec 22, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Is there anyone out there who has United Healthcare EPO, who was waiting on approval? (Apr 16, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • Is there anyone out there with Montana Medicaid? (Dec 27, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Is there anyone that knows if you recieve Kentucky Medical Card if you can be approve (May 16, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Is there anyone who knows how I can raise money to meet my copay? (Sep 28, 2003) (View) (8 answers)
  • IS THERE ANYONE WHO'S BEEN APPROVED FOR WLS WITH CELETIC INSURANCE? (Jun 25, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Is there anyone with Humana that has been denied? (Jul 17, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • Is there anything I can do to speed up approval (Jul 2, 2001) (View) (7 answers)
  • Is there anytype of wait once you have insurance? (May 21, 2007) (View) (6 answers)
  • Is there anyway to get approved for WLS if your policy has an exemption for it? (Oct 29, 2004) (View) (1 answer)
  • Is there anyway to get insurance to cover surgery if there is an exclusion? (Aug 9, 1999) (View) (1 answer)
  • Is there hope? Is there a reason to keep trying? (Jun 12, 2001) (View) (5 answers)
  • Is there more of a problem getting approved by insurer because of twin tower incident? (Oct 8, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • Is there only one cpt code for the ds? (Oct 11, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Is this a denial? My insurance company wants more medical records. (Mar 25, 2000) (View) (4 answers)
  • IS THIS A SUPPORT GROUP FOR WLS PATIENTS OR WHAT??? (Feb 4, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • Is this an (Jun 8, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • Is this an approval letter or not? (Feb 13, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • Is this definately NOT an exclusion in my policy? (Apr 26, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Is this enough or too much for an appeal? (Apr 23, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • IS THIS EXCLUSION AIRTIGHT (Apr 4, 2003) (View) (8 answers)
  • Is this exclusion beatable? (Feb 23, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • Is this in effect? (Oct 29, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Is this normal for Ins cos to deny the consult fee? (Jul 31, 2000) (View) (5 answers)
  • Is this too expensive? (Jan 3, 2001) (View) (7 answers)
  • IS THIS TRUE (Apr 12, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • Is VA and Indiana the only states passing new legislation and.... (Jun 20, 2000) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Is VSG approvrd for TennCare? (Jan 31, 2013) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Is WLS thought to be expermintal surgery? If not, how can I prove it. (Jun 13, 2001) (View) (7 answers)
  • Is WLS considered a pre-existing condition? (Oct 5, 2008) (View) (5 answers)
  • Isn't exclusion of obesity surgery coverage an act of discrimination by insurers? (Nov 9, 2000) (View) (5 answers)
  • It has been 2 weeks since my Dr office sent for authorization from BC/BS. (May 10, 2001) (View) (5 answers)
  • It is open enrollment at GM in Michigan.. (Dec 5, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • It is open enrollment season in Maryland. Has anyone been approved by Aetna under (Dec 19, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • It is open erollment with B/C B/s in MD for INDIVIDUAL coverage!!!! (Dec 12, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • It seems my insurance Aetna PPO does not cover bariatric surgeries (Nov 5, 2008) (View) (8 answers)
  • It's been 45 days since my surgeon requested approval from Cigna, now they've asked (Sep 5, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • Ive been denied by aetna hmo and need help in writing an appeal... (Dec 17, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Ive been told it could help if I write a personal letter to my insurance company. (Aug 23, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • Ive heard there is some kind of WLS insurance law in Virginia (Aug 13, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Iw the prerequisite for being hired at Kaiser Santa Teresa "Clueless!!" (Aug 24, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • IWhat do you do when you have no insurance? (May 13, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • Jan 1, 2003 switched from Cigna PPO to BC/BS PPO of Mass.. How easy is it to deal? (Jan 6, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Job Changes and Exclusions (Nov 14, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • Just a helpful link for people appealing Insurance denials! (Apr 29, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Just a Thank you note. (Jan 8, 2006) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Just called Aetna and don't understand....... (May 7, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • Just called my surgeons office to check on approval for surgery (Aug 7, 2000) (View) (4 answers)
  • Just changed jobs...with a new school district. Which insurance?? (Aug 11, 2008) (View) (5 answers)
  • Just curious...when making sure that one's hospital and surgeon are in network, does (Apr 22, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • Just got approval but told I have to prepay my portion on day of surgery. (Apr 7, 2003) (View) (7 answers)
  • Just got denied for no supervised diet in past year now what?? (Jun 25, 2003) (View) (7 answers)
  • Just got insurance 4 months ago after 4 years of having none (Apr 14, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • Just got insurance for first time (Jan 21, 2004) (View) (3 answers)
  • Just heard this news today.....Cigna & Anthem no more WLS (Oct 18, 2004) (View) (4 answers)
  • just letting my friends know (Aug 14, 1999) (View) (5 answers)
  • Just moved to Northern CA, Bay Area and thinking about wls. (Apr 12, 2001) (View) (6 answers)
  • Just to update everyone who responded to my venting. (Jun 16, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • Just want info related to peoples' expereince with Messa bcbs (Sep 18, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Just wanted to know if anyone has gotten their ins to pay for revision surgery? (Jul 5, 2007) (View) (5 answers)
  • Just what do they mean max. out of pocket? (Aug 16, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • Just wondering if anyone has had experiences with Starbridge insurance? (Jun 21, 2004) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Kaiser Coverage- Surgery Out of Area- Will they pay Airfare? (Mar 7, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • Kaiser North Members! Does it really take 3 months for each step after approval? (Sep 4, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Kaiser Patient- Advice Needed on my Surgery Choice (Mar 7, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Kaiser requirements - what are they?? (Apr 19, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • Kaiser says BMI must be 50 to qualify for rny. can someone email an appeal letter t (Jan 2, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • KAISER/UCLA--Are Kaiser patients still being referred to Ucla? (Jan 19, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • KATHY SAMPERT. PLEASE E MAIL ME AT JOSHNSUZIE@hotmail.com. TRY BTC (May 21, 1999) (View) (1 answer)
  • Kathy, the new bill has something to do with Ohio. I went to the sight but couldn't g (May 17, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • Kelsey Sebold insurance in Houston? (Apr 8, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • KEYSTONE MERCY AND WLS (Jan 28, 2004) (View) (1 answer)
  • KEYSTONE MERCY AND WLS APPROVAL..ANY ADVICE (Jan 25, 2004) (View) (1 answer)
  • Know anything about making HAP pay? (Mar 1, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Labetalol 200 mg and Zestril 20 mg - (BP) how do I get rid of it? (Jul 5, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • laid off from job 2/4/03. dr sent in papers on 2/2/03 no answer yet (Feb 28, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • Lap or Open RNY! which is cheaper? (Aug 13, 2001) (View) (6 answers)
  • Last week I posted a question about a BCBS rumor. (Feb 12, 2004) (View) (6 answers)
  • Laws ***Please read and offer help*** (Jul 29, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • Laws to pay for surgery...? Someone please help me understand this...... (Jul 10, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Less than 2 weeks away........ (Jan 28, 2000) (View) (5 answers)
  • Letter from Ins Co saying all treatments of obesity are not covered. (Apr 26, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • letter of appeal (Sep 28, 2006) (View) (3 answers)
  • Letter of Necessity vs. Letter I got from PCP (Jan 18, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • Letter to Insurance Company (Jan 6, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • LOCAL LAWYERS OR ANYONE KNOW ANY WHO HANDLE APPEALS FOR WLS (Jun 25, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • Looking for a Great letter to help me write mine to send to the insurance company (Apr 27, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Looking for a new ins. in KS (Jan 4, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Looking for a part time job that offers wls friendly insurance (Aug 3, 2003) (View) (9 answers)
  • Looking for a PCP in sacramento area w/ kaiser who refers surgery?? (Nov 25, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • looking for a social work agency in peoria, il w/insurance that covers wls (Feb 6, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • LOOKING FOR A SURGEON IN HOUSTON WHO TAKES MEDICAID/AMERICAID (Feb 5, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Looking for a surgeon in the Dutchess County, NY are who accepts Fidelis medicaid? (Feb 9, 2009) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Looking for a surgeon who takes Fideliscare in the Dutchess County, NY area? (Feb 19, 2009) (View) (1 answer)
  • Looking for advice from someone who has successfully appealed directly to there emplo (Feb 3, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Looking for an appeal letter specifically for lap-band? (Jan 14, 2004) (View) (2 answers)
  • looking for an insurance co. in Colorado (Feb 2, 2000) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Looking for an insurance co. in the state of Indiana for WLS (Aug 14, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • Looking for Dr. that takes MEDIPASS . (Jun 23, 2007) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Looking for individual policy that doesn't offer HMO or PPO, just 80/20 plan (Nov 11, 1999) (View) (3 answers)
  • Looking for info on Private Insurance (Jul 5, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Looking for info on the bill on its way to the VA state legislature this year. (Jan 12, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • Looking for information about Insurance companies that WILL cover the obese. (Jan 27, 2000) (View) (3 answers)
  • Looking for private insurance in Southern Californial... (Jul 5, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Looking for private insurance that will cover bariatric surgery (Jan 23, 2006) (View) (1 answer)
  • looking for pychatrists, and nutrition to do my elvation and consult (Jul 25, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Looking for referrals to UCLA from Simi Valley, CA PCP (Aug 19, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • LOOKING FOR STATES THE TAKE FLORIDA HEALTHEASE-MEDICADE NO DOCTORS HERE THAT TAKE IT (Aug 29, 2007) (View) (3 answers)
  • Looking for Tony Talarico, or someone w/ Dr. Korman from Ca (Jul 19, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • looking for tricare sierra region one people (Aug 6, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Looking into full-time employment to recieve benefits... (Nov 21, 2002) (View) (7 answers)
  • Looks like no surgery for me (Oct 21, 2006) (View) (7 answers)
  • Lost appeal and now I have to do 6 month supervised diet, any suggestions? (Oct 13, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • Louisiana Medicaid! (May 5, 2004) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Mail Handlers Insurance (Dec 11, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • malpractice insurance for doctors who perform bariatric surgery (Dec 23, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • MARYLAND has a new law~insurance co.must okay surgery??? (Jun 16, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Maryland Obesity Law (Apr 17, 2001) (View) (6 answers)
  • mclaren/medicaide-michigan-will they cover surgury? (Oct 27, 2007) (View) (1 answer)
  • MD passed bill for Treatment of Obesity (May 15, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • MDCPS exclusion obstacle (Jan 2, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Medicaid in Ohio (Mar 18, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Medicaid with spend down in Michigan Lap-Band (Jan 19, 2006) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • MEDICAL EXCLUSION what is this.... I feel like crying (Jan 26, 2006) (View) (6 answers)
  • MediCal Hoops (Oct 17, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Medical Mutual is not covering my 6 month supervised required diet, (Apr 7, 2010) (View) (7 answers)
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio....Osu says they have my papers....They say they dont! (Dec 30, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Medical Mutual ohio 5 years weight documented (Mar 6, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Medical Records from no longer living Dr. (Sep 17, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • Medical Review Board a good sign? (Jun 19, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • medically necessary but denied because of exclusions.. help! (Sep 22, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Medically supervised diets. Will the following i list be enough for approval? (Jun 26, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Medicare (Apr 16, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Medicare (Sep 10, 2008) (View) (2 answers)
  • Medicare ???? (Jan 18, 2006) (View) (4 answers)
  • Medicare and BPD/DS (Sep 8, 1999) (View) (1 answer)
  • Medicare and the psych evaluation. (Sep 26, 2009) (View) (5 answers)
  • medicare denied,how do we get an expedited reconcideration (Feb 25, 2006) (View) (5 answers)
  • Medicare Ins. - Anybody from MD approved or denied? (Apr 2, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Medicare/Medicaid in Florida (Nov 1, 2005) (View) (1 answer)
  • Mediciad (Oct 31, 1999) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Michigan Medical/Medicaid....What is the difference? (Aug 1, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Michigan Psychologist that accepts Medicaid (Jan 14, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Millman and Robertson, Inc. where can I find their site? (Mar 6, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Missed a payment. COBRA Cancelled. Surgery Scheduled, advice needed! (May 4, 2003) (View) (7 answers)
  • MO as a pre-existing condition? (Apr 28, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • More info. on law making it illegal to NOT cover surgery in Indiana? (May 2, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • more than one surgery procedure at the same time (Apr 9, 2009) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Mtn. Healthcare in Western N.C...Anyone had any experiences (Jul 5, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Mutual of Omaha PPO? (Apr 21, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • MVP or United Healthcare Ins. in N.Y.S. (Jan 27, 2004) (View) (5 answers)
  • My 19 year old daughter was denied with a BMI of (Feb 24, 2003) (View) (11 answers)
  • My appeal is denied. Employer is self-insured in MD. Help? (Feb 19, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • My appeal was denied by Blue Cross...HELP! (Feb 22, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • My appeal was denied! How did you handle it? (Jun 15, 2004) (View) (2 answers)
  • My approval is good for 90 days and the waiting list is 8-10 mos has anyone had to (May 14, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • My approval letter states only applies to the medical mangement requirements (May 16, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • My best friend wants to have Lap RNY surgery, but her insurance excludes surgery (Jan 13, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • my bmi is 37 my comorbids are, high cholestrol, high blood pressure,depression, sleep (Apr 17, 2007) (View) (4 answers)
  • My company doesn't consider morbid obesity enough reason for WLS (Nov 20, 2003) (View) (7 answers)
  • My company has excluded obesity and weight loss treatments (Nov 17, 2001) (View) (6 answers)
  • My company is changing insurances, WIll grandfather clauses still be in effect for WLS? (Jan 27, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • My company is self funded , can they turn down a appeal? (Sep 13, 1999) (View) (4 answers)
  • My company will need to pay for this out of pocket, will this hurt my job (Dec 3, 2000) (View) (4 answers)
  • My current insurance doesn't cover WLS. I have had my first appt. w/ doctor (Jan 12, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • My daughter's husbands insurance states in the exclusions.... (Mar 11, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • My doc at Kaiser told me I was approved by the committee at the end of Jan. Then she (Mar 2, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • My doctor asked me to give him copies of my diet history to submit to Aetna (May 22, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • My doctor dropped my network after I just got approved - has this happened to anyone (Sep 13, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • My Doctor has postponed my AGB, can I go outside Maine, I've already been approved!!! (Nov 17, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • My doctor is having problems with payments from Medicare and Medicaid (Sep 1, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • My doctor sent in all my paperwork (Oct 19, 1999) (View) (6 answers)
  • My doctor set up my surgery date for July 30th but.................... (Jun 18, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • My doctor told me to write my own 12 month diet attemps! (Dec 31, 2005) (View) (4 answers)
  • My dr will not submit doing the arms to my insurance. (Mar 16, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • My Dr. mailed all my medical records on Jan. 13th & I have been calling Cigna (Jan 22, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • My employer wants to know how much WLS costs..... (Jul 12, 2001) (View) (10 answers)
  • My enployer is under a self-funded plan governed by ERISA. (Mar 27, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • My Evergreen has a WLS exclusion, will Cigna PPO pay? (Jan 17, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • My friend has Kaiser, what is the protocal for getting RNY through them? (Oct 11, 2007) (View) (5 answers)
  • My Highmark BC/BS Policy looks like it has an exclusion, how can I get around it? (Mar 10, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • My Husban's co Has GE Admin they have and exclusion for WLS (Jul 15, 2004) (View) (3 answers)
  • My husband just got ins. with bcbs/fl/ppo blue choice aug.1 2002 . (Aug 26, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • My husband was recently included in a major layoff with his company. We will be (Oct 5, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • My husband works for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. Looking for someone with the same (May 13, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • My husband's health insurance has the following exclusion: (Apr 6, 2002) (View) (6 answers)
  • My ins carrier is Benefit Planners. Does anyone know what their qualifications are? (Aug 8, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • My ins only covers short limb bypass (Feb 5, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • my ins. co. authorized a surgical consult does that me i got a shot at approval??? (Mar 16, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • My ins. has procedure code as 43846 (Mar 27, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • My insurance (Aug 17, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • my insurance (Sep 29, 2009) (View) (3 answers)
  • my insurance (omnicare) (Mar 16, 2004) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • my insurance approval is under medical review as of fri.3/21/03 should i call back ? (Mar 27, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • My insurance changes in January from Aetna to Cigna--anyone?? (Nov 4, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • My insurance changes July 1, the new one doesn't cover WLS, What do I do? (Jun 14, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • my insurance co does not cover this because the employer doesnt want to pay (Feb 21, 2008) (View) (8 answers)
  • My insurance co. DOES NOT cover WLS.....who does? (May 26, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • My insurance company called and said...... (Jul 9, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • My insurance company has asked for a referral from a in network surgeon that does WLS (Dec 30, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • My insurance company has changed what they originally told me now say wls is excluded (Aug 25, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • My insurance company has denied me and says there are no exceptions. (Apr 18, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • My Insurance company has told me there is an exclusion for obesity (Aug 5, 2004) (View) (5 answers)
  • My insurance company is asking for DOCUMENTED diet history. HELP! (Nov 8, 2001) (View) (6 answers)
  • My insurance company refuses to do any precertification at all. Is this legal? (Aug 22, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • My insurance company RUDELY informed me that there is no way they will pay for WLS... (Aug 5, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • My insurance company, Mamsi, is asking for more information. (Aug 6, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • My insurance covers for out of network services.... (Aug 25, 2004) (View) (6 answers)
  • My insurance denied, but there is exclusion... What should I do next? (Jul 17, 2001) (View) (6 answers)
  • My insurance does a review based on diet history & med.prob. (Jun 19, 1999) (View) (3 answers)
  • My insurance does not cover wls. I have recently found out that I have a hiatus herni (Jul 5, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • My insurance doesn't pre approve WLS surgery any longer as long as you meet their (Jul 21, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • My insurance doest cover wls and then my Job excluded from my plan what do i do? (Nov 12, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • My insurance has denied me, I want to self pay does anyone have general prices from your surgeries? (Nov 15, 1998) (View) (11 answers)
  • My insurance has the exclusion no obesity/weightloss surgery (Mar 20, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • MY INSURANCE IS CelticCare plus options.PLEASE READ THIS. (Jul 31, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • My insurance is switching Oct 1st! (Aug 26, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • My insurance only approved a 1 day hospital stay! (Sep 3, 2002) (View) (8 answers)
  • My insurance policy lists (Aug 18, 1999) (View) (4 answers)
  • My insurance requires a psych. eval. What should I expect? (Apr 14, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • My insurance requires approval by Intracorp. What do I do? (Apr 29, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • My insurance requires me to be on a diet for six months before my surgery. (May 26, 2003) (View) (7 answers)
  • My insurance says theres an exclusion and will not pay is there a way around this? (Feb 11, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • My insurance states limited in or excluded from coverage (Feb 16, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • My Insurance tells me that I DO NOT need a referral from my PCP to see a surgeon... (Apr 20, 2001) (View) (7 answers)
  • My insurance wants a second opinion (Apr 13, 2000) (View) (4 answers)
  • My insurance will cover me, when will I need to pay out of pocket expenses? (Feb 15, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • My insurance will not pay for this surgery. I am going to buy a private policy that (Jan 16, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • My insurance will only pay $15,000.00 for WLS for MO (Jun 21, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • My insurance won't pay for it after I have been preapproved! (Sep 11, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • My insurence will pay 80% of my surgery. Any suggestions for my part? (Feb 4, 2008) (View) (12 answers)
  • my job is self-insured & they have an exclusion ,what next? (Jul 18, 2001) (View) (7 answers)
  • My paperwork was submitted 10/16 and the insurance company (Nov 13, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • My PCP gave me a referral for the dr. I am interested in, but Kaiser refused... (Jan 19, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • My PCP has again denied giving me a referral. (Feb 23, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • My PCP KEPT NO RECORDS OF MY WEIGHT LOSS ATTEMPS (Nov 7, 1999) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • My pcp wants me to outline my letter and then he will dictate one (Jan 26, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • My PCP will not refer me to a surgeon. She wants me to try another anti-depressant. (Dec 6, 2000) (View) (17 answers)
  • My policy (PHCS-Princial) has a written exclusion, but I noticed on the ins. research (Aug 2, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • My policy states (May 7, 1999) (View) (5 answers)
  • my policy states under exclusions weight loss services,but.. (Sep 21, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • My previous doctor does not approve of surgery and does not want to release history. (Nov 19, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • My primary insurance doesn't cover WLS. Will my huband's BCBC cover? (Jan 8, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • My sister is on medical assistance and has no insurance. Do you know of any plans (May 1, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • My Sugeons office wants a deposit of $7,875.00 for surgery. Is this normal? (Feb 2, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • My surgeons office decided against doing my appeal! (Jun 7, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • My surgeons office submitted my paperwork to the insurance co last Thursday (Mar 28, 2006) (View) (5 answers)
  • My surgery date is set and I dont have approval yet???$$$$??? (Jan 17, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • My surgery is 2/25 and my insurance denied me the benefit of it? (Feb 19, 2002) (View) (10 answers)
  • MY undestanding is that BCBS (PPO) will no longer be covering WLS. (Jul 10, 2004) (View) (4 answers)
  • Namic Group Insurance Trust (Mar 6, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Natinal Benefit Administrators... (Jul 23, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • NC State Teachers Insurance Blue Cross Blue Shield (Jun 11, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • NEED 24 MONTHS SUPERVISED DR. DIETS.............!!!!!!!! (Jun 3, 2005) (View) (6 answers)
  • Need a copy of letter to either/orDept of insurance,HFCA,,congressman etc (Jun 10, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Need a list (Apr 2, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • need a pre approval letter or surgeon wont see me (Dec 9, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Need a sample letter from PCP (Oct 14, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • Need a Supportive SW Portland/Beav. Primary Care Doc (Aug 15, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Need Advice about Insurers in Indiana (May 22, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Need advice on whether to switch insurance carriers after having intial consultation. (Apr 16, 2000) (View) (4 answers)
  • Need Advice! Insurance denied, what is next step, any other help? (Nov 4, 2004) (View) (5 answers)
  • Need an excellent appeal letter from someone who appealed an exclusion (May 23, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • Need assistance finding CIGNA network DR. (Jan 21, 2004) (View) (3 answers)
  • Need COMPLETE list of Kaiser (No. Cal.) co-morbidities (Apr 1, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Need copy of ADA and CPT codes for packet to insurance, any links? (May 17, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • Need doctor that accepts Health First any sugestions? (Mar 22, 2006) (View) (1 answer)
  • Need doctor that excepts H.I.P referrals (Jul 12, 1999) (View) (1 answer)
  • Need Dr. who takes BS PPO ins. in Sacramento Ca area anyone had RNY done by one, (Aug 17, 2004) (View) (3 answers)
  • Need Help Fighting Dad's Insurance Company (Mar 16, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Need help finding new Insurance Company (May 29, 2005) (View) (4 answers)
  • Need help in a resolution to hospital billing problems! (Jan 8, 2000) (View) (3 answers)
  • NEED HELP IN FINDING A JOB THAT OFFERS UNITED HEALTH CARE AS THERE INSURE. PROVIDER. (Mar 30, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • NEED HELP IN KNOWING IF YOU CAN GET APPROVAL WITH A RIDER (Feb 24, 2000) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • NEED HELP ON INSURANCE COVERAGE (Oct 13, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Need Help on understanding dedutable (Mar 18, 2006) (View) (6 answers)
  • NEED HELP TO GET BC/BS TO SAY YES!!! (Mar 14, 2006) (View) (6 answers)
  • Need help with an appeal letter for Aetna QPOS (Oct 12, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Need help with getting approval on new insurance claim..... (Apr 26, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Need help with interpreting Approval Letter (Feb 22, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Need help with my personal letter to the insurance company. (Oct 10, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Need help with procedures... (May 21, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • Need Help with the letter for Plastic Surgery (Dec 9, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • need help writting a letter to insurance? (Jan 17, 2011) (View) (4 answers)
  • Need Ideas on how to get around the 6 mos. physician supervised weight loss. (Mar 5, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • Need info for possable appeal (Aug 23, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • need info on a lawyer (Aug 21, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • Need info on appeal letter to employer to have them to change policy! (Jul 24, 2004) (View) (1 answer)
  • Need Info on INSURANCE (Mar 31, 2006) (View) (5 answers)
  • Need med records back to '98, any suggestions? (Jan 15, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Need Ohio address for pre-approval (Dec 24, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Need psychiatrist or psychologist in Las Vegas (Oct 10, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • need referral for a psychologist in martin or st lucie county florida (May 14, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • need some advice on insurance. (Jul 3, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • need supplemental ins (Oct 27, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Need to blow off steam about my insurance company (Jun 13, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • Need to find a Dr who accepts PHCS PPO Contracts (Sep 23, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Need to hear from TriWest Standard recently approved patients (Apr 4, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Need to know if I have a chance with my company's exclusion. Their exclusion reads: (May 27, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Need to know what insurence (Nov 17, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Need to purchase an Individual Health Plan! (Nov 15, 2000) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • need to write a letter for appeal any help out there? (Oct 23, 1999) (View) (2 answers)
  • Need to write an appeal... how do I do this? (Jan 31, 2006) (View) (2 answers)
  • NEED TO WRITE LETTER TO MY INSURANCE COMPANY (Sep 16, 2004) (View) (3 answers)
  • Need well-worded appeal letter re: not enough (Oct 26, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Need Your HELP Fast on Ins...... (Oct 19, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • Need your input. Should I spend the money on an appeal or save toward self pay? (Oct 5, 2000) (View) (9 answers)
  • Needing help with BCBS of Florida now that surgery is excluded.. (May 10, 2005) (View) (4 answers)
  • NEW BILL0212-Indiana (May 17, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • New Clause (Nov 4, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • New Florida Medicaid Guidelines? (Aug 15, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • New Insurance on October 1st.... possible denial for pre-existing condition? (Sep 27, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • New insurance/old insurance (Dec 20, 2000) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • NEW JERSEY FAMILY CARE (Aug 15, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • New law will allow consumers to sue their health plans in California. (Sep 28, 1999) (View) (1 answer)
  • New URL for Information!!! (Mar 8, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • NGS American Insurance-What is their approval rate? (Sep 27, 2004) (View) (1 answer)
  • No co-morbs? (May 2, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • No coverage for wls at work can I get Insurance on my own to cover surgery? (Sep 23, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • No insurance period, not looking into surgery just need insurance! (Nov 9, 2000) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • No letter of approval from insurance (Aug 6, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • NO pre- authorization needed, EVER HEAR OF THAT??? (Apr 15, 2002) (View) (9 answers)
  • No resposne the first time...I'll try again :-) I was denied... (May 22, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • No serious co-morbites other than severe depression (May 4, 2000) (View) (3 answers)
  • No supervised diets (Jun 5, 2001) (View) (5 answers)
  • No weight documentation (Mar 24, 2004) (View) (4 answers)
  • No word yet from Insurance after 30 days...is this good or bad? (Dec 29, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • Non-compliant with eating habits.....DENIED (Jan 19, 2004) (View) (2 answers)
  • Non-compliant with eating habits.....DENIED (Jan 19, 2004) (View) (4 answers)
  • Northern Kaiser Members, Did you have to redo all of the tests and evals when you (Jul 11, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • not a question (Feb 21, 2000) (View) (3 answers)
  • Not a question --- Just want to let you all know I got approval!!! (Nov 24, 1999) (View) (2 answers)
  • NOT A QUESTION, (Aug 4, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • Not a Question, but why we all need to be active (May 12, 2004) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Not a question, Just need to brag !!!!! (Jan 21, 2004) (View) (5 answers)
  • Not a question-Just want to offer help (Jan 14, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Not a queston - An article on insurance coverage (Mar 23, 2005) (View) (1 answer)
  • Not sure if approved...what would you do? (Dec 8, 2000) (View) (3 answers)
  • Now that my insurance has approved me for surgery, can I get a start on losing weight (Sep 30, 1999) (View) (12 answers)
  • Now what should I do if anything to make a good case for myself see I have the appt (May 20, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • NOW WHAT, APPROVED JULY 30TH BY INSURRANCE COMPANY (Aug 5, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • now what? (Oct 19, 1999) (View) (3 answers)
  • NYC COP with the GHI / BCBS combo looking for help from fellow MOS who has had surgey (Apr 24, 2007) (View) (3 answers)
  • Obesity and Individual Health care coverage (Dec 7, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Obesity and the law in VA Please respond to ibfstasu@aol.com (Jan 12, 2000) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Obesity vs Morbid Obesity vs Super Morbid Obesity -- Can anyone help? (Feb 16, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Off Topic, Life Insurance Question... (Jan 22, 2004) (View) (4 answers)
  • Ohip Application (Jun 13, 2007) (View) (1 answer)
  • OK I AM DRIVING MYSELF CRAZY! (Jun 21, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • OK, I am on my husbands ins Cigna ppo, his company is in Wash. DC, he lives in (Sep 3, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • OK, I need copies of letters sent from PCP's please! (Feb 19, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Ok, Ok, my Nurse Case Manager just called again!!! (Oct 3, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • OK...Before I get too excited.....LEGISLATION JULY 1ST?!...... (Jun 20, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • Okay need some help with Tricare coverage (Jul 3, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • Okay, me again I was denied, any luck with the appeals thru Tricare Prime (Apr 7, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • On Oct 1 my insurance with AETNA PPO will go into effect. I have an appt (Jul 31, 2006) (View) (4 answers)
  • once you've been aproved for surgery and you then get fired fired from (Jun 26, 2001) (View) (11 answers)
  • once your denied (Apr 29, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • One of my insurances has approved; should I wait for the other? (Apr 12, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • Only have one record of trying to lose weight while being medically supervised. (Jun 3, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • Only one physician in my state that performs surgery? What can I do for coverage? (Oct 5, 1999) (View) (2 answers)
  • OREGON STATE LEGISLATURE - How can we start the process of getting a Bill passed? (Sep 23, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • OSCHNERS INSURANCE APPROVAL????? (Jul 8, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Out of Network Dr & Hospital, Want to Know Estimated Cost (Mar 18, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • out of pocket expense planning (May 8, 2009) (View) (1 answer)
  • Out of pocket expense with BCBS Hmo Blue of Mass. (Jan 7, 2006) (View) (2 answers)
  • out of pocket expenses (Mar 28, 2006) (View) (10 answers)
  • Out-of-pocket maximum (Feb 21, 2004) (View) (2 answers)
  • outstanding balance (Jul 7, 2009) (View) (4 answers)
  • Overriding an exclusion (Mar 15, 2006) (View) (4 answers)
  • PA Aetna - Office notes requirment (Mar 21, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Pacificare HMO Approval? (Feb 21, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Pacificare HMO of COLORADO (Aug 15, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Pacificare of Washington~~Surgeons who are contracted with this insurance... (Feb 10, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Partial Denial?I BCBS Florida PPO (Apr 15, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Patients of Dr. Paul Wizman in Margate Florida, I have a question! (Nov 22, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Pennsylvania Medicare/Medical Assistance (Oct 16, 2011) (View) (2 answers)
  • Pennsylvania welfare/access insurance cover gastric surgery? (Mar 19, 2008) (View) (6 answers)
  • Phone # for Kaiser So. San Fran Bareatric Dept. ? (May 28, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • PHS (healthNet) I need an appeal letter... (Jan 10, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Pilot/Arbys Indiana employees get approved? (Oct 14, 2004) (View) (1 answer)
  • plastic surgery (Nov 8, 2005) (View) (1 answer)
  • Please email me if your approval time was under 1 week (Jan 7, 2000) (View) (4 answers)
  • Please explain how I can get in-network bennies for out-network dr.? (Sep 19, 2002) (View) (7 answers)
  • please explain the difference between all the differnet types of ins.(mco,ppo,hmo,etc (Dec 29, 2005) (View) (1 answer)
  • PLEASE HELP - I was denied for a couple of reasons... (Aug 30, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • Please Help - Ins. Question (Sep 25, 2001) (View) (6 answers)
  • PLEASE HELP : DENIED !!!!!!! (May 22, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • Please help by anyone letting me know who is a good KAISER primary.. (Feb 13, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • PLEASE HELP i'm going nutts waiting! (Nov 12, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • please help if you have answer. (Jul 2, 2009) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • PLEASE HELP ME I NEED INFO ON INDIVIDUAL INS CO THAT WILL APPROVE WLS IN TEXAS , (Aug 19, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Please help me decipher this HMO exclusion (Feb 23, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • PLEASE help me to understand the exclusion in my coverage (Jun 6, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • Please help me with Insurance question. (Apr 19, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • PLEASE HELP ME!!! (Feb 24, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • Please help me...I need advice for my appeal... (Dec 14, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • PLEASE HELP! Surgery supposed to be Monday and I need a pulmonologist clearance! (Jul 28, 2009) (View) (4 answers)
  • PLEASE HELP! Has anyone used Anthem of CO for WLS. (Mar 1, 2006) (View) (2 answers)
  • Please Help!! Has anyone used Anthem of CO? (Mar 1, 2006) (View) (1 answer)
  • Please help!!! (Mar 1, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • PLEASE HELP!!! I had my blood work done... (Jun 24, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • PLEASE HELP!!! My sisters insurance does not cover weight loss surgery (May 19, 2009) (View) (8 answers)
  • PLEASE IF YOU HAVE USED WELLNESS PLAN MEDICAID IN MI.... (Jul 8, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Please read my thoughts and give me your HONEST opinion. (Nov 5, 1999) (View) (4 answers)
  • PLEASE READ THIS IF YOU HAVE GOVERNMENT QUESTIONS (Aug 15, 2000) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Please send me a copy of the letter u wrote to the insurance company (Aug 14, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION!! (Nov 19, 2002) (View) (12 answers)
  • Please tell me about your PPO insurance approval story. (Nov 4, 1999) (View) (8 answers)
  • Please tell us more (May 17, 2000) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Please, I need your help and prayers... (Sep 3, 2000) (View) (3 answers)
  • PLEASE, SOMEBODY HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (May 14, 2007) (View) (13 answers)
  • Policy Exclusion OR Company self-insured??? (Sep 13, 2000) (View) (3 answers)
  • Policy Exclussion (May 12, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Policy Exlcusion Questions - I don't see any (Aug 13, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • Post op.. Questions about insurnace.. (Sep 4, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Post Ops (and Pre) We need your help, Stay Active insurance (May 25, 2004) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Post-Op's, what is your experience with costs not covered by insurance? (Sep 20, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Post-op/failed - Need help obtaining insurance for re-do (Oct 15, 1999) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • PPO v HMO... (Jul 18, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • PPO vs HMO (Apr 12, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • PPOM through Daimler Chrysler (Feb 4, 2005) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Pre-Approval letter is in the mail (Dec 22, 1999) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • pre-approval..can they change their mind? Is this the time for me to call them? (Apr 10, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Pre-existing Condition?? (Jan 27, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • PRE-EXISTING CONDITION??? (May 17, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • pre-op classes before approval (Aug 26, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • Preapproval letter...who sends?.... (Jul 13, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • Precert and Cobra/Aetna (May 23, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Precertification Denial- What next? (Feb 21, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Premera Blue Cross says they have an exclusion. How do we go about it to be accepted (Oct 20, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Primary insurance doesn't have a waiting period but secondary does (Jan 7, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Primary surgery in Mexico - want to get repair done in the USA (Oct 26, 2007) (View) (1 answer)
  • Primary vs. Secondary INS (Oct 19, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Principal-Associates 4health care-what if you dont lose 30% of org weight on 6mo diet (Feb 4, 2006) (View) (4 answers)
  • prm of ohio says they do not cover any wls (Oct 3, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Problems from being overweight??? (Apr 24, 2000) (View) (3 answers)
  • Problems with Atena PPO (Aug 26, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Procedural Code (Apr 17, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • process of getting secondary insurance???????? (Feb 28, 2006) (View) (3 answers)
  • Psyc Eval question? (Mar 22, 2006) (View) (4 answers)
  • Psych eval w/recom. for addtl. counseling and ins. approval (Feb 14, 2006) (View) (7 answers)
  • Psyche Evaluation (Jun 20, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Q for WITH STATE (WELFARE) MEDICAL INSURANCE. (Jul 29, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Qualchoice ins coverage and DR. (Jun 10, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Queation About Out Of Pocket (Apr 4, 2006) (View) (5 answers)
  • question about BCBS coverage for varying BMI (Sep 1, 2009) (View) (5 answers)
  • Question about insurance and Qualification in KY (Sep 30, 2004) (View) (2 answers)
  • Question about insurance appeal, and the end of the year (Nov 8, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Question about Medicaid and 5 year medical history..... (Dec 13, 2005) (View) (8 answers)
  • Question about Mutual of Omaha? (Apr 26, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • question about order (Jan 3, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Question about resubmitting after denial... (Feb 2, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Question for people with Blue Cross Blue Shield (May 5, 2004) (View) (7 answers)
  • Question for those on SSI or Disability.. (May 18, 2001) (View) (6 answers)
  • Question on 80/20 pre-pay - my surgeon's office has been in contact (Nov 27, 2002) (View) (6 answers)
  • Questions about being approved, please help (Feb 8, 2002) (View) (6 answers)
  • Questions about how UHC works, in-Network vs. Out-of-Network (Nov 24, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • Questions and Answers for OHIP Form in Canada (Feb 12, 2008) (View) (3 answers)
  • Questions regarding Blue Care Network of Michigans requirements for WLS. (Mar 26, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Questions Regarding Insurance Order from State of Michigan (Mar 31, 2005) (View) (1 answer)
  • qustion on wording of exclusions (Jan 31, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • r-n-y insurance giving me hassel (Jan 27, 2009) (View) (1 answer)
  • Re-Aetna appoval for surgery (Jun 26, 2010) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • RE: FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) (Jun 8, 2001) (View) (6 answers)
  • Re: Can anyone help me?!?! (Jul 26, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • Recent dealings with Great West insurance (Jan 7, 2006) (View) (4 answers)
  • Referred by pcp to surgoen and then to cardiologist but insuracne refuses to pay? (Jan 28, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Regence Insurance anyone? (Jul 10, 2007) (View) (1 answer)
  • Request more info. (May 30, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Response From Insurance Not Received As Promised, What Should I Do? (Mar 17, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Revision exclusion? (Jun 25, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Rumor or Not? Bill passed to force WLS coverage by ins co...National? (Jun 22, 2000) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Sample APPEALS LETTER (Dec 21, 2009) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • sample letters/literature (Feb 2, 2000) (View) (4 answers)
  • Sample of an effective appeal letter needed? (Sep 29, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Saw my PCP today and she is going to write an appeal letter for me. (Jan 3, 2000) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Saw the NP and she wont send me to specialist. (Nov 15, 1998) (View) (4 answers)
  • Scheduled for surgery/prior to getting insurance approval? (Jul 21, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Scott and White is denying Texas State employees! (May 13, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Seeking a PhD thru Pacificare HMO in OKC that does WLS evals (Aug 10, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Seeking anyone who has hired an attorney to fight a WLS exclusion. (Mar 9, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Seeking Others Covered By Memphis City Schools (Apr 14, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Seeking Others Denied By Cigna (Jul 12, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Seeking Others from Michigan with Community Care Plan (Mar 27, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Seeking Others To Critique Letter of Medical Necessity (Jul 18, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • Seeking Others Who Have Dealt With Humana PPO (Jun 22, 2003) (View) (8 answers)
  • Seeking Those Approved AFTER APPEAL By Cigna (Jul 21, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Seeking Those Covered for WLS by Arkansas Medicaid (Jul 12, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Seeking those who have One Health Plan HMO (Mar 20, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Seeking Those With Anthem BCBS NH Plan (Jun 7, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • Seeking Those With BCBS Traditional of Michigan who went through BTC (Mar 26, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • select blue POS of western Pa (May 10, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Self Employed / High Premiums? (Apr 15, 2005) (View) (2 answers)
  • Self Pay in Oklahoma. (Nov 26, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Self Pay In Texas, Louisiana, or Tennessee - Are prices the same? (May 15, 1999) (View) (3 answers)
  • Self pay insurance companies, Where can I purchase insurance to cover surgery? (Jan 3, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • SELF PAY, HERNIA WEEK LATER.....INS COVER HERNIA? (Jun 12, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • Self pay--what about possible complications??? (Oct 30, 2000) (View) (3 answers)
  • Self-funded -- even State mandate doesn't apply (May 13, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • self-insured not having to comply with states regulations (May 4, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Self-insured/no written exclusion, ridiculous criteria! (Jul 9, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • Serious Insurance Exlclusion. What do I do now? (Mar 25, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • short term disability rejected me (Dec 5, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Shoul I fight this exclusion or just wait? (Jul 17, 2004) (View) (7 answers)
  • Should I seak other insurance on my own? (Mar 23, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Should I accept the date given, would have to put school on hold. (Mar 21, 2003) (View) (7 answers)
  • Should I appeal now or wait? (Aug 20, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • Should I appeal? (Aug 5, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Should I be excited or not? Insurance paid all pre-op tests! (Jun 4, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Should I be excited? (Dec 6, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • SHOULD I BE SCARED TO FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE INSURANCE COMMISHIONERS' OFFICE? (Aug 21, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • should i be worried that my job is changing to anothor insurance co. (Mar 5, 2000) (View) (4 answers)
  • Should I call Aetna to see if there is an exclusion? (Apr 24, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • Should I call and find out if they will cover surgery before going to appt.? (Mar 21, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • Should I Call My Insurance Company or Let My Surgeon's Office Deal With It- I'm working through the (Mar 6, 2003) (View) (7 answers)
  • Should I call My insurance? (Nov 19, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • Should I call? (Jun 19, 2000) (View) (8 answers)
  • Should I change PCPs? (Apr 3, 2002) (View) (10 answers)
  • should I contact medicare/medicaid myself? (Jan 2, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Should I continue? (Aug 13, 2004) (View) (4 answers)
  • Should i get my hopes up... i havent received letter stating approved (Feb 7, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • Should I go ahead and send in the letters I have complied myself? (May 5, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Should I go ahead with a consultation? (Mar 17, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Should I go for it even though my insurance has an exclusion? (Jan 3, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Should I go out of my medical group? (Mar 24, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • Should I have my various doctors write and send in on their own, support (Oct 9, 1999) (View) (2 answers)
  • Should I have WLS open or laprascopic? (Aug 14, 2003) (View) (18 answers)
  • Should I look into anouther insurance company before my cobra runs out? (Mar 9, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Should I pay extra and switch to PPO? (Apr 9, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Should I preempt my insurance company's decision (May 20, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Should I self pay and fight for approval later? (Jul 10, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • Should I send in pre-approval letter from my family physician or surgeon? (May 9, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • Should I send my letter to insurance? (Apr 24, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • should I used my husband insurance alone? (Jan 20, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Should I wait ??????? (Feb 4, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Should I write a letter to my insurance co. and let them know what all is wrong (Sep 3, 2000) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Sick leave/short term disability in Federal Gov Employees (Aug 22, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • So if I have individual coverage, not through and employer, and it says that (Apr 9, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • SoCal Dr. who's (Sep 9, 2002) (View) (9 answers)
  • Some have asked about costs..here's my breakdown (Jul 12, 2000) (View) (3 answers)
  • Some insurance companies offer WLS coverage in some policies, but not in others (Sep 2, 2000) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • some times doesnt it seem like we were not ment for wls surgery! (Feb 22, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • Some tips that may Help you Gain Approval (Feb 11, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • Someone HEEELLPP me find a doc in new jersey who accepts tricare without xtra expense (Aug 28, 2006) (View) (4 answers)
  • SOMEONE PLEASE ANSWER (May 4, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Someone put me in contact with your Vocational Rehab case worker (Jul 22, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Sorry...I am talking about my PCP not my Bariatric Doctor (Oct 28, 2008) (View) (3 answers)
  • Speaking to my employeer (Jan 7, 2002) (View) (7 answers)
  • Specifically down to the nitty gritty-ANYONE work for the Division of Family Services (Sep 22, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Starting a new job before surgery (Jul 10, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Starting my work-up Before my new ins coverage begins?? (Nov 4, 1999) (View) (3 answers)
  • State empolyees in Washington, any interest in a class action suit? (Dec 14, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • STATE MANDATED PLAN--has anyone been approved for WLS on Idaho Blue Cross Standard? (Mar 15, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • State of California CalPERS PPO Exclusion (Apr 1, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • State of Indiana Employees - MPlan (Jan 21, 2004) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • State of Maryland employee I have MDIPA prefferred insurance, (May 18, 2006) (View) (1 answer)
  • statement not a question (Nov 4, 1999) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • still waiting! Should I cancel? (Jan 14, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Stumped...AZ Mercy Care Plan Provisions (Aug 28, 2005) (View) (1 answer)
  • suggestions on ghi- bc/bs denial (Jun 5, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Surgeon not in PPO network. Ins will pay at 60% what is my cost??? (Aug 15, 2000) (View) (3 answers)
  • Surgeon requiring medical history... (Jan 23, 2004) (View) (2 answers)
  • Surgeon submitting request for Authorization - I have a question (Feb 24, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • Surgeon who accepts Aetna HMO (Nov 16, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Surgeons are opting not to take insurance? (Sep 7, 2001) (View) (5 answers)
  • surgeons office called and said that they were trying to get me (Oct 2, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • Surgeons who'll take medicare (Sep 15, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • Surgery date (Jul 24, 2008) (View) (5 answers)
  • Surgery Planned Husband demobilized??????? (Jan 6, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Surgery postponed due to Insurance Setback, any Advice? (Mar 24, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Surgery too close to insurance effective date? (Dec 30, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Switching from Kaiser Hmo to BC/BS PPO.. Will I be able to get it more easily? (Aug 31, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Switching surgeons and approval process (Sep 12, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • THANKS EVERYONE (May 18, 2000) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Thanks for the answer fpr the ghi insurance but I should have asked about ghi cbp ins (Jul 24, 2009) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • the 3-6months with a dieti or weight loss program. (Aug 8, 2005) (View) (3 answers)
  • The company I work for is Self Insured. (Oct 7, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • The doctor I want to see wants his surgeons fee up front.... (Sep 20, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • The Dr's office lost my medical records! What do I do now? (Mar 7, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • The insurance company is requesting a nutritional evaluation. (Jun 25, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • The insurance company requested more info is this a bad thing? (Jun 10, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • The insurance has approved my surgery, but keep denying my claims? (Jan 24, 2004) (View) (7 answers)
  • The insurance i just got said they except all pre-existing conditions. (Apr 13, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • The lady who deal with insurance company says my case is weak! (Feb 12, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • The place I'm going for my WLS has e-mailed me and stated that they have called (Nov 4, 2008) (View) (2 answers)
  • the supervised diet required for some insurance? Any suggestions? (Sep 9, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • The surgeons office said I dont need preapproval from secondary? (Sep 8, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • The two policies that I could choose from Both say NO (Oct 28, 1999) (View) (3 answers)
  • The wait for UCSF is so long! Feeling Frustrated (Jan 8, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • There IS a God! (Sep 25, 2000) (View) (3 answers)
  • There is limited documentation of Weight Loss attempts in my medical records... (Apr 22, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • They knew I was overweight when they sold me the insurance-how can the deny WLS? (Sep 24, 1999) (View) (2 answers)
  • This cartoon says it all, it should be in all of our doctors offices (Jul 9, 2004) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • This is my 2nd time posting this question...the 1st did not generate any response (Oct 9, 2000) (View) (18 answers)
  • This is my second posting of this question. (May 14, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • This is not a question but a statment! there is no pre-exstiting claus with an hmo. (Aug 2, 2000) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • This is not a question but it may help some with insurance issues (Oct 21, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • This is not a question, rather a warning to those having WLS. (May 31, 2000) (View) (6 answers)
  • this is what my exclusion states -please help!!! (Dec 31, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • This is what my member handbook says about WLS.. (Jun 8, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • This is what my policy says about wls...is it a lost cause?? (Aug 29, 2000) (View) (4 answers)
  • this is what my policy says... (Sep 28, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • This isn't really a question, it's more along the line of "Can you Believe This"? (Jun 18, 1999) (View) (2 answers)
  • This may sound silly, but what does an insurance company mean by... (Aug 7, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • Those approved by Blue Cross PPO (CA) how long between submission and approval? (Dec 10, 2002) (View) (7 answers)
  • Those with the Empire Plan (NYS Employees) ... (Jul 24, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Thought some might want to read about this (Aug 14, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • time to switch co's (Jun 16, 1999) (View) (3 answers)
  • TML Exclusion (Apr 26, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • TO ANYONE WITH PPO+ INSURANCE. I NEED HELP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Jun 18, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • To bug or not to bug the insurance company? (May 6, 2002) (View) (8 answers)
  • To get aproval from tricare prime did you have to see your base dr first? (Jan 21, 2008) (View) (6 answers)
  • To plead my case (Dec 29, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Told I Must Have Surgery Then Submit, Has BCBS Ever Told Anyone Else This? (Jan 12, 2003) (View) (15 answers)
  • treatment for obesity excluded or limited (Apr 8, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Tri Care Prime (Jul 5, 2007) (View) (5 answers)
  • Tri-Care Prime Remote ???'s (Jun 21, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Tri-Care Standard (Jan 27, 2009) (View) (6 answers)
  • Tricare & CPAP (Dec 7, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Tricare - can anyone help me with the process for approval. (long-sorry) (Oct 10, 2006) (View) (8 answers)
  • Tricare and Lap surgery (Jan 22, 2006) (View) (8 answers)
  • TriCare approval problems??? (Feb 2, 2000) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Tricare approved LBL, now surgeon won't perform (Nov 9, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • TRICARE Criteria (Oct 12, 2006) (View) (8 answers)
  • Tricare only approved on post, but they are not doing surgery,...help (Dec 18, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • TriCare Prime confuses me.... (Jul 17, 2010) (View) (2 answers)
  • TriCare Prime Help! I live in San Antonio,Tx and hubby is stationed at Lackland AFB (Jun 28, 2007) (View) (8 answers)
  • Tricare prime surgery approval (Feb 15, 2007) (View) (9 answers)
  • Tricare Prime- Need tips for PCM referral!! (Sep 17, 2007) (View) (5 answers)
  • Tricare stops WLS surgery? (Jan 29, 2005) (View) (10 answers)
  • TRIWEST DENIED CLAIM AFTER TRICARE HAD ALREADY APPROVED NEED HELP (Aug 19, 2004) (View) (5 answers)
  • Trouble w/ Ins. approval...Has anyone had to have their HR Dept approve? (Nov 11, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Trouble w/Cigna? Read This! (May 9, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • Trouble w/Humana PPO - IL? (Sep 11, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Trying to find a JCPS teacher who has used their insurance for wls in Louisville ,Ky. (Mar 26, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Trying to find a Surgeon in California that will accept Medi-Cal (Jan 26, 2001) (View) (6 answers)
  • Trying to get a Life Insurance Policy after WLS. (Jun 7, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • Trying to obtain 200 stories from people who have had surgery for my ins appeal. (Jul 18, 2001) (View) (5 answers)
  • TX resident and need help with insurance issues (Nov 3, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • U S Postal Service & Short Term Disability (Oct 8, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • UHC EPO....exclusion question and can it be appealed this way? (Apr 11, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • UHC PPO - Has anyone had any luck with their employer overturning an exclusion? (Jun 4, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • UHC with small company (Nov 14, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • UHC written exclusion.....any fighting chance to appeal? (May 15, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Unicare (Apr 11, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Unicare-Healthcare Preferred (Oct 3, 2004) (View) (2 answers)
  • United Health Care & Best Buy (Aug 23, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • United Health Care POS-not having 5 yrs of being MO (May 31, 2006) (View) (4 answers)
  • United Health Care Post Op going back on their coverage (Aug 1, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • United Health-5 year weight history (Sep 25, 2008) (View) (6 answers)
  • United Healthcare Choice Plus? (Jan 27, 2006) (View) (4 answers)
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE EPO, ILLINOIS (Feb 7, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • United Healthcare PPO?? (Nov 3, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • Up-front fee for a revision... (Dec 8, 2009) (View) (3 answers)
  • Update to a prior question I posted last month about when to call for status (Jul 7, 2008) (View) (9 answers)
  • Using Iowa Medicaid/MediPASS out-of-state? (Oct 19, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Verbal Approval / Written Approval (Feb 21, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Vertical Banded Gastroplasty (VBG) Looking for CPT Codes (May 28, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Vista Hmo anyone? (Nov 25, 2005) (View) (1 answer)
  • Vocational Rehab (Oct 22, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Vocational Rehab users...... (Oct 28, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation??? (Mar 20, 2005) (View) (2 answers)
  • Wa state indivual insurance anyone? (Jul 22, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Waiting for insurance ... help! (Mar 28, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • Waiting for insurance approval any one else? (Jun 21, 2007) (View) (9 answers)
  • Walter Lindstrom...advice on how successful his packages are... (Aug 15, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • WANT TO KNOW IF THERES ANYONE IN CAL WHO HAS CARE 1ST MEDI-CAL THAT WAS APPROVED. (Nov 21, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Want to test the new Law? (May 17, 2000) (View) (3 answers)
  • Wanted to know if anyone has Lifeguard Insurance? (Mar 10, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • wanted to see if anyone know's or has unison med + (Apr 13, 2010) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Wanting to change insurance companies (Aug 18, 2000) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Warning: Insurances Stiffen Requirements (Jul 28, 2003) (View) (7 answers)
  • Was Denied Need Any Info I can Get to Fight This! (May 16, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Was denied referral to surgeon today. I need all the help I can get! (Sep 13, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • Was just curious anyone out there with blue cross blue shield of ill hmo been approved (Jun 13, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • was told that since the ins comp. (May 8, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • was wondering if anyone in IL has used an individual insurance plan and been approved (Jun 8, 2006) (View) (1 answer)
  • Was your paperwork submitted by pcp or surgeon?? (Apr 21, 2006) (View) (9 answers)
  • Washington State Employee Uniform Medical Insurance (May 10, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Washington State insurance needs to cover morbid obesity! (Sep 15, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Water Consumption.....AND the gym (Jan 11, 2008) (View) (3 answers)
  • water, water, water (Mar 28, 2006) (View) (8 answers)
  • We are relocating to Whiteman,AFB MO. Has anyone had WLS while stationed at this base (Feb 17, 2004) (View) (3 answers)
  • We have a self funded plan, I am looking for literature to take to me employer (Feb 3, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Web TPA insurance have you been approved Fl (Mar 10, 2007) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Weight Loss Coverage (Nov 4, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • Weight requirement is Twice Avg./Height instead of 100lbs. over? (Sep 14, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • weight watchers doesn't keep records my insurance want proof of diets (Jun 27, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • Well today I recieved the grievence forms today from Care Choices now what do I do (Jun 3, 2000) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • What information needs to be in a second appeal letter? (May 10, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • What insurance co. is this????? (Jan 6, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • What about the new law passed in IN effective 7-1-00?? (Aug 10, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • What about this one? (Aug 20, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • What amounts did you have to pay up front? and... (Aug 13, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • WHAT ARE BCBS-HMO REQUIREMENTS FOR GETTING APPROVED FOR THE SURGERY? (Feb 3, 2005) (View) (2 answers)
  • What are chances of approval if doctor is in-network? (Nov 21, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • What are insurance companies looking for with the 6 month med. supervised diet? (Jan 28, 2006) (View) (7 answers)
  • What are my alternatives when the insurance company has an exclusion? (Nov 28, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • What are my chances of approval after appeal b/c of low BMI? (Apr 27, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • What are my chances with Alliance? (May 21, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • WHAT ARE MY CHANCES WITH CIGNA ? (Jan 23, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • What are the chances for approval? (Aug 4, 2000) (View) (5 answers)
  • what are the chances of Oschner covering this surgery? (Jul 28, 2000) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • What are the codes for a laparoscopic roux-en-y bypass? (Jan 14, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • What are the requirements for 2003 for Ohio Med PPO (State of Ohio employees)? (Mar 3, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • what are the requirements for wls having fep blue? (Dec 17, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • what are the requirments for bc/bs? (Jan 14, 2007) (View) (6 answers)
  • What Are The Specific Medicare Criteria for 'Medical Necessity'? (May 27, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • What are the steps to recieving the ACTUAL surgery? (Jul 17, 2001) (View) (7 answers)
  • What are your options with BCBS if your policy has an exclusion ? (Feb 25, 2009) (View) (5 answers)
  • what bluecross bluesheild (Jun 29, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • What CA HMO will pay for WLS? State of CA employee (Sep 11, 1999) (View) (3 answers)
  • What can be done if there is an exclusion to the surgery in insur policy? (Jul 13, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • What can be done if your employers policy says WLS NOT COVERED? (Sep 11, 2004) (View) (3 answers)
  • What can I do about my insurance? (May 10, 2004) (View) (4 answers)
  • What can I do just denied by magna care BMI 27 WT 213 and sleep acnea (Aug 18, 2011) (View) (3 answers)
  • What can I do now? (Dec 20, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • What can I do to expedite the Insurance Wait? (Oct 2, 1999) (View) (5 answers)
  • What can I do to get a headstart on my paperwork? (Mar 26, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • what can I do to speed up the process (Jun 21, 2005) (View) (1 answer)
  • What can you do if your past Doctors have lost your medical files doumenting past (Mar 4, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • What can you do to get a doctor that's out of your insurance network? (May 12, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • What conditions get approval? (Nov 16, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • What department do I ask for when I call the insurance company? (Apr 25, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • WHAT DETAILS ARE IN A DIET HISTORY?? PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!! (Nov 9, 2007) (View) (8 answers)
  • WHAT DO APPROVAL LETTERS SAY EXACTLY? (Jan 30, 2006) (View) (2 answers)
  • What do I do if I'm approved from Humana for this surgery and my husband's job (Dec 4, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • What do I do if my insurance company won't approve me because I don't weigh enough? (Dec 24, 2002) (View) (7 answers)
  • What do I do if the Insurance Company denys me due to a pre existing condition (Apr 26, 2001) (View) (5 answers)
  • what do I do next? (Jul 18, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • What do I do next??????? Getting no answers (Aug 9, 2001) (View) (5 answers)
  • What do I do now? (May 28, 1999) (View) (6 answers)
  • What do I do now? (Aug 5, 2001) (View) (5 answers)
  • What do I do now? exclusion (Apr 20, 2005) (View) (6 answers)
  • What do I do when my insurance will cover surgery but EMPLOYER won't? (Apr 3, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • What do I do with my denial??? (Aug 16, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • What do I need to compile from my doctors prior to requesting approval? (Jan 11, 2004) (View) (3 answers)
  • What do i need to do for an appeal thats getting an external review? (Jan 1, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • What do I need to do?? (Aug 4, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • What do I need to include in my 2nd appeal, which is a hearing with insurance reps? (Jan 20, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • What do I need to send to insurance re: phys suprvsd diet documentation? (Feb 1, 2005) (View) (3 answers)
  • What do I say in my first call to insurance company? (Feb 13, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • What do I say to egg them on to an approval? (Jun 1, 1999) (View) (4 answers)
  • What do I say to get approval (Jun 22, 2002) (View) (6 answers)
  • What do most insurance companies want before they will approve u for gastric bypass? (Sep 3, 2004) (View) (7 answers)
  • What do self insured mean? (Jan 25, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • What do these codes mean and is there a way around exclusion? (Feb 10, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • What do they mean when they say they have a Written Exlcusion Policy? (Sep 9, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • What do you do if you don't have insurance? (Apr 10, 2004) (View) (7 answers)
  • What Do You Do If You Get Laid Off During Approval Process? (Oct 5, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • what do you do if your insurance will not cover any obesity surgery? (Jun 15, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • What do you do when they say it is not a covered benifit? (Sep 1, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • what do you do when you have everything for the ins. but your consultation 6mos away? (Sep 16, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • What do you make of this wording? (Nov 17, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • What do you mean by first letter, second letter? (Dec 10, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • What do you think about this exclusion? The ins. is UMR (Mar 16, 2001) (View) (6 answers)
  • What do you think of my Appeal Letter? (Nov 14, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • What do you think of this exclusion PLEASE HELP!!! (Jul 25, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • what doctors will do my surgry?, i have evercare medicade (Mar 17, 2010) (View) (1 answer)
  • What documentation did you provide to prove your enrollment in weight loss program (Jun 4, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • what documentations do u first need when u apply to ohip for aprroval for surgery? (Sep 15, 2005) (View) (2 answers)
  • What does (Mar 2, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • What does (Apr 23, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • What does 'functional disability plastics (Apr 19, 2005) (View) (2 answers)
  • What does a letter from pcp need to say? (May 27, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • What does case manager mean? (Feb 24, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • What does health partners require to have Wls surgery? (Dec 28, 2010) (View) (4 answers)
  • what does it mean if company is self insured (Dec 11, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • WHAT DOES IT MEAN WHEN A INS CO DOESN'T SAY NO OR YES? (Apr 17, 2006) (View) (3 answers)
  • what does it mean when your paper work goes to a independent review organization (Oct 5, 2004) (View) (2 answers)
  • What does Kaiser consider medically nescessary for WLS? (Oct 29, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • What does Medical Mutual Super Med Plus of Ohio Require? (Jun 16, 2006) (View) (1 answer)
  • What does sent for pre-determination mean? (Mar 20, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • What does the EEOC say about Morbid Obesity? (Dec 16, 2000) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • What does this mean when my ltr says I am denied but surgeon say I am approved? (Mar 2, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • What does twice your body weight mean? (Feb 8, 2002) (View) (7 answers)
  • What else can I do? (Nov 5, 2001) (View) (7 answers)
  • What else do I need to do to get precerted in GA? (Aug 28, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • What employers in Portland Oregon have insurance that cover WLS? (Mar 22, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • What exactly are the Insurance companies looking for w/ the 6 mnth diet (Sep 12, 2008) (View) (6 answers)
  • What exactly does this letter mean? (Oct 13, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • What happens after psych report submitted? (Dec 9, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • What happens if documentation is beyond it's storage time? (Jul 23, 1999) (View) (5 answers)
  • What happens if you lose your insurance post op? (Jun 29, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • What happens when your insurance changes its requirements and you have pre-approval? (Mar 3, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • What has anyones experience with approval through MAMSI(MDIPA) IN 2002? (Mar 23, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • What have been some experiences with Tricare Standard? (Mar 13, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • what health problems do insurance companies approve for wls?approve (Aug 24, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • What hospitals and doctors out of Kaiser does this insurance cover in Northern CA? (Jun 28, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • What I am supposed to pay? Any clue? (Jan 20, 2004) (View) (4 answers)
  • What I feared for so long just happened! No supervised diet history... (Aug 9, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • What if a doctor is not in my network? (Mar 28, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • What If I have to change insurance after my surgery? (May 28, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • What if my company switched providers mid-stream??? (Sep 19, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • What if they are suppose to write you in 5 days of the appeal and they haven't? (Jun 12, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • What if you have a January date and Insurance cancels WLS in 2005 (Oct 22, 2004) (View) (4 answers)
  • What if you're missing a year?? (Apr 4, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • What information should I include in my cover letter for my insurance company? (May 4, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • WHAT INS. IN CALIF. HAS THE SHORTEST MEDICAL DIET REQUIREMENT (Aug 13, 2001) (View) (5 answers)
  • What insurance companies are WLS friendly (Apr 15, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • What insurance companies will cover this with a BMI of 36 and what type of co-morbids (Mar 9, 2000) (View) (5 answers)
  • what insurance companies will pay for the surgery (Sep 8, 2001) (View) (12 answers)
  • What Insurance company will pay for these surgeries??? (Aug 22, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • WHAT INSURANCE COVERS BARIATRIC SURGERY? (Mar 11, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • What is 200% over my weight if i'm 5'6? (Oct 19, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • What is a good insurance plan for this type of surgery, I currently have medicaide. (Feb 28, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • What is a medical history review? (Mar 27, 2006) (View) (1 answer)
  • What is a member satisfaction hearing? (Jun 25, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • What is a nutritional evaluation? (May 5, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • What is a precertification letter and who writes it? (Sep 12, 2000) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • What is a rider??????and how do I get one???? (Apr 11, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • What is Aetna looking for on the 6 month diet? (Apr 14, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • WHAT IS AN 80/20 PLAN? IS IT SOMETHING REGULAR INSURNCE COMPANIES DONT COVER. (May 10, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • What is Care Entree? (Nov 9, 2004) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • What is Cobra? (Jun 6, 2001) (View) (5 answers)
  • What is exogenous obesity? (Dec 31, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • What is is the Waiting period for BCBS of NC, for WLS surgery? (May 6, 2005) (View) (4 answers)
  • What is Lap requirements??? (Oct 21, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • What is my first step to finding out if I can have the surgery using my insurance? (Nov 19, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • What is my responsibility in securing coverage? (Apr 19, 2004) (View) (2 answers)
  • What is Primecare in S.California's criteria for approving WLS? (Mar 6, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • what is required to get approval from empire? (Aug 24, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • What is the 20% cost estimated after medicare pays for surgery? (Jun 21, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • What is the bcbs best plan to choice from in western pa (May 8, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • WHAT IS THE BEST BC/BS PLAN? (Jul 14, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • What is the best way to appeal with Cigna HMO? (Jul 9, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • what is the complete cost for surgery w/out insurance coverage (Nov 29, 2006) (View) (10 answers)
  • what is the cpt code for the lap band (Nov 10, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • What is the difference between a referral and a letter of medical necessity? (May 19, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • What is the longest insurance should take to approve WLS? (Mar 1, 2004) (View) (5 answers)
  • What is the next step when appeal is denied? (Jan 23, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • What is the next step when appeal is denied? (Jan 23, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • what is the normal waiting time to get a answer from ins (Oct 1, 2005) (View) (6 answers)
  • what is the out of pocket expense for the initial consultation at the wish center IL (Jan 31, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • What is the procedure code for the Lapband? has it changed from 43659? (May 11, 2005) (View) (1 answer)
  • What is the procedure for approval in VA if I have BCBS/Carefirst of MD? (Aug 8, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • What is the process for changing surgeons? (Mar 25, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • What is the process for using Walter? (May 30, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • What is the process of getting your insurance company to cover bariatric surgery? (Jan 17, 2007) (View) (6 answers)
  • what is the process of switching insurance companies before surgery? (Aug 16, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • What is the protocal when changing insurance providers? (May 24, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • What is the purpose of a psych. evaluation and what do they do? (Apr 28, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • What is the statute of limitations to appeal a denial for surgery? (Feb 3, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • WHAT IS THIS SUPPOSE TO MEAN? (Apr 29, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • What is this? (May 17, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • What is too early to call the insurance company? (Mar 25, 2002) (View) (7 answers)
  • What is waiting process FROM consultation to surgery????? (May 26, 2003) (View) (9 answers)
  • what jobs have insurance that covers wls? in texas? (Nov 10, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • what kind of copay for bpd/ds on ohio med and what do you need for preauth? (Jun 12, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • What medicaid doctors cover this surgery in KCMO? (Sep 17, 2008) (View) (6 answers)
  • what needs to be in my letter to my insurance company? (Jul 11, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • What needs to be said at a psch evaluation? (Oct 24, 2001) (View) (10 answers)
  • What next after approval from Kaiser of Nor. Cal? (Jan 13, 2002) (View) (8 answers)
  • What Oklahoma City or Moore companies have health insurance THAT COVER WLS?? (Dec 13, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • What options are available to those pre-ops who seemingly have none? (Jan 10, 2004) (View) (9 answers)
  • What previous experience has anyone had w/First Health and Matthew Thorton Blue Plan. (Jul 10, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • What requirements do HMOBlue of New York require? (Aug 6, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • What seems to be your problem. (Oct 1, 2008) (View) (1 answer)
  • What should a dietician put in her letter to the insurance company? (Apr 23, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • What should all I include in my appeal..... (Apr 23, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • What should I do next, got denied by Aetna HMO? (Mar 4, 2004) (View) (8 answers)
  • What should I do? (Feb 17, 2000) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • What should I do? (Jun 25, 2000) (View) (3 answers)
  • What should I do? (Feb 8, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • What should I do? Dr. in Network but hospital is not???? (Feb 5, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • what should I expect when i see the pscholosgist (Jun 7, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • What should I expect when my insurance's exclusion statement is so specific? (Jul 30, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • What should I expect with my member satisfaction hearing? (Aug 1, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • What should I include in my appeal letter to Cigna HMO? (Mar 10, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • What should I know about suing my insurance company for WLS? (Jan 22, 2000) (View) (8 answers)
  • What should I make of this? (Nov 8, 2004) (View) (4 answers)
  • What should I take to my INITIAL CONSULTATION to speed up the approval process? (Feb 1, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • What should I write to get approval the first time around (Aug 4, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • What should one get from the your family doctor when appealing a denial? (Apr 26, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • What states have WLS laws? I want to get the ball rolling in Oregon for legislation!! (Sep 4, 2001) (View) (5 answers)
  • what step should i take first? (Mar 23, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • What steps did do you have the go through to qualify for the wls with ILL medicaid (Jul 7, 2009) (View) (2 answers)
  • What steps do you take with Medicaid? (Oct 16, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • What to do? (May 19, 2000) (View) (5 answers)
  • What to expect when I meet with Review Committee (Nov 3, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • What types of policies are there? (Sep 15, 2000) (View) (3 answers)
  • What types of things qualify for proof of an exercise program? (May 21, 2004) (View) (2 answers)
  • What were their requirements as far as getting approval for Lap RNY? (Jun 12, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • What will I need for Indiana Medicaid for precertification? (Feb 9, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • What would be helpful for my PCP to write for the insurance approval? (Oct 24, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • What would you say if a politician could help you? (Jul 1, 2004) (View) (13 answers)
  • What's his about BCBS NOT covering??? (Apr 27, 2003) (View) (9 answers)
  • What's next? (Jun 15, 2000) (View) (3 answers)
  • What's next??? I have been denied by Ameri Health (Aug 26, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • What's taking so long??? (Jan 13, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • What's the (May 20, 2002) (View) (6 answers)
  • Whats next?...... (Jun 27, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • Whats the difference between pre-determination and pre-certification? (Feb 14, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • When an insurance company asks for a treatment plan, what are they referring to? (Aug 4, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • When and who do I talk to to see if I am approved at Humana HMO? (Nov 28, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • When appealing to ins co, what should be included besides the letter? (Mar 26, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • When did you resize your rings? (Apr 1, 2003) (View) (12 answers)
  • When do I pay out of network? (Jan 4, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • WHEN DO WE PAY OUR CO-PAY? BEFORE SURGERY? (Jan 13, 2001) (View) (5 answers)
  • When do you have to pay your co-pay (Aug 27, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • When do you sign the consent form for surgery? (Jul 11, 2009) (View) (3 answers)
  • When does this money have to be paid? (Jun 13, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • When I go out of work for my surgery, am I covered by disability for 4 weeks? (Feb 23, 2005) (View) (14 answers)
  • When I had my surgery, I received a bill for the anestesiologist, since then (Oct 22, 2001) (View) (12 answers)
  • When Looking for insurance how do you know they'll cover WLS without asking? (Oct 11, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • When should I call Insurance Co. to find out status of Claim, w/o seeming too pushy? (May 14, 2001) (View) (5 answers)
  • When Should I hear from Co. about appeal? (Apr 13, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • When should I look into getting the COBRA paperwork started? (Oct 23, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • when the ins. wants 12 mths. supervised weight loss how far do they want it from? (Sep 10, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • When the Insurance company ask for clinicals could someone tell me what they are? (Apr 19, 2010) (View) (3 answers)
  • when will I no longer have insurance??? (May 13, 2002) (View) (6 answers)
  • When you call insurance, who do you speak to? (Dec 1, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • When you call your insurance carrier for approval, what do you tell them? (Apr 5, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • when you call your insurance comp. who do you talk to about the status (Mar 25, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • when you pay the 20% co-pay for medicare, do they give the money back? (Jan 29, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • when you send an appeal do you call to check on it or wait for them to contact u? (May 1, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Where and How do I obtain medicaid to cover the surgery in Indiana? (Nov 17, 2004) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Where can I find a sample appeal letter? (Jan 14, 2004) (View) (2 answers)
  • where can I find a sample letter to the insurance co . (Aetna) (Sep 10, 2006) (View) (7 answers)
  • Where can I find an insurance company that will cover 'just me'? (Jun 14, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • Where can I find facts, with sources, that this surgery is not cosmetic? (Oct 10, 2001) (View) (6 answers)
  • Where can I find ICD codes? (Mar 11, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • Where can I get insurance for self employed? (Jan 26, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Where can I go with my HMO? (Jan 2, 2002) (View) (7 answers)
  • Where do I find? (May 11, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • Where do I go now? (May 17, 2000) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Where do I start for insurance approval? (Sep 6, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Where do I start? Do I first go to a Primary Care Physician and have him refer me? (Apr 12, 2000) (View) (4 answers)
  • Where do you work that insurance covered your surgery? From MICHIGAN... (Apr 24, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • Where does bcbs ppo get there criteria for wls from ,how can i get a copy? (Apr 2, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • where does one get papers for state disability? (Feb 5, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • Where should I have them sen? (May 26, 2000) (View) (4 answers)
  • Where should I work in order to get benefits to cover surgery? (Jan 27, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • Where to now? (Jan 10, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • where would I find a request from for my insurance? (May 25, 2004) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Which individual insurance plan is the best for a WLS??? (Jul 3, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Which individual insurance plan is the best? (Jul 2, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Which insurance is most likely to approve surgery? (Apr 14, 1999) (View) (3 answers)
  • Which is easiest for approval, HMO, PPO, or EPO? (Jan 23, 2003) (View) (11 answers)
  • Which is more WLS-friendly - Aetna or BCBS PPO? (Nov 19, 2001) (View) (5 answers)
  • Which one does insurance companies look at.... BMI or Fat Percentage?? (May 6, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Which one pays if only one approves ? (May 2, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Which states cannot exclude surgery deemed medically necessary? (Mar 27, 2004) (View) (3 answers)
  • Who do I call to check on approval if I have an HMO? (Jun 19, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Who do I contact @ BCBS? (Jun 9, 2004) (View) (4 answers)
  • Who do i go for to get supplmental insurance (Apr 20, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Who do I talk to in order to find out specific requirements for surgery? (Sep 9, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • who does the appeal? (May 23, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Who has had Kaiser's decision overturned by DMHC? (Mar 1, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • WHO HAS PURCHASED INSURANCE (Jan 28, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • WHO HAS USED WALTER LINDSTROM FROM OBESITY LAW .COM (May 1, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Who is responsible for putting the info together? (May 7, 2001) (View) (5 answers)
  • Who is the best surgeon, in Sac and Fresno area, for Medicare/Medical patients (Oct 6, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • who is walter lindstrom. i was turned down once, have a new insurance now/lifeguard (Aug 12, 1999) (View) (7 answers)
  • Who know about insurance that could fill me in? (Jun 17, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Who lets you know you are approved? (Mar 17, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Who or how do you get approval(I have BC/BS of Fla)state employee (Sep 17, 2007) (View) (5 answers)
  • Who out there has been approved by BC/BS of Illinois, PPO for Bariatric Surgery?? (Oct 8, 2003) (View) (7 answers)
  • Who pays for all tests required prior to surgery? (Jul 2, 2002) (View) (6 answers)
  • who should i be speaking to at my insurance company for approval? (Nov 6, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • Who should I bring to an appeal committee meeting? (Feb 21, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Who should I listen to? the insurance people or the Dr.'s Office??? (Nov 10, 2002) (View) (7 answers)
  • Who submits a letter to Medicare to see if they will cover roux -n- y surgery? (Mar 12, 2005) (View) (6 answers)
  • who takes ohio medicaid? (Jan 2, 2006) (View) (2 answers)
  • Who writes the appeal letter? The patient or the doctor? (Jul 29, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • Why are Medicade patients put on a different list then people who has Insurance? (Jun 30, 2003) (View) (11 answers)
  • Why are my out of pocket expenses keep going up and up? (Jun 27, 2008) (View) (16 answers)
  • Why can companies exclude treatment for the (Mar 2, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • why do i have to pay $4,000.00 up front for my laproscopic gastric bypass surgery (Jun 4, 2004) (View) (8 answers)
  • Why do I have to pay if I am covered by 2 insurers (Sep 17, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Why do I have to wait the 6 months? BCBS of NY (Oct 30, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • Why do insurances not want to pay very good for WLS?? (Sep 23, 2004) (View) (9 answers)
  • Why do PPO insurance plans seem to approve the surgery more readily ... (Jun 1, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Why do some BCBS approve WLS and some not. (May 1, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Why do some people with written exclusions get approvals while others cannot? (Aug 14, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • WHY DO THEY NOT COVER SURGERY? ANYONE KNOW? (Jan 29, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Why do we need to see a Nutritionist and a Psychologist? (Feb 5, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • Why does Aetna require documentation from a medical professional that a diet (Jun 29, 2004) (View) (9 answers)
  • Why does BCBS of IL have 6 month and 12 month requirements? (Feb 5, 2004) (View) (7 answers)
  • Why does Kaiser (Nor. Cal) take sooooo long for approval??? (Aug 2, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • why don't I see many posts about premera blue cross? (Aug 18, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Why ins.cover VBG and NOT SVBG? (Jul 2, 2001) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Why is it so hard to find surgeons who will accept medicare? (Apr 26, 2007) (View) (4 answers)
  • Why is it taking so long for approval with insurance companies? (Mar 15, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Why is my Insurance Co requesting blood work? (Jan 15, 2004) (View) (5 answers)
  • Why is the psych eval going to take 5-6 hours? What is it like? (Feb 28, 2008) (View) (16 answers)
  • Why is this surgery considered cosmetic? (Apr 13, 2000) (View) (7 answers)
  • WHY NOT HEALTHEASE??????????? (Sep 26, 2007) (View) (1 answer)
  • Why won't insurance cover Fobi procedure? (May 29, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • Why won't insurance pay for sleeve after sending letter of approval? (Oct 2, 2010) (View) (6 answers)
  • Why would insurance cover a procedure 100 % Open vs Lap 70% (Sep 9, 2000) (View) (3 answers)
  • Why would my insurance company call my PCP........ (Jul 19, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Will a Dr. deny if you are 200 lbs overweight and a BMI of 61?? (Dec 17, 2001) (View) (9 answers)
  • Will a new insurance company cover a change in date for surgery? (Dec 26, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Will a new insurance policy cover pre-existing obesity? (Jul 28, 2000) (View) (3 answers)
  • Will Aetna take my word on the diets I have tried? (Apr 13, 2002) (View) (11 answers)
  • Will an appeal letter help even if there is an exclusion clause in my policy? (Aug 20, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Will an appeal letter to my insurance company for an exclusion really help? (Oct 1, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • Will Anthem BC/BS PPO insurance approve me? (Feb 28, 2002) (View) (9 answers)
  • Will anyone in Ala. w\united health choice plus\w exclusion please reply? (Mar 9, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Will anything else be required by the insurance company if they didn't mention it? (Jan 18, 2006) (View) (5 answers)
  • Will BCBS Georgia HMO pay for Gastric Bypass Surgery? (Jul 30, 2005) (View) (3 answers)
  • Will BCBS of TN PPO cover this surgery?? (Nov 11, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Will BCBS pay for Gastric bypass after Lap Band Removal? (Jan 6, 2009) (View) (3 answers)
  • WILL BCBS PPO OF MN COVER DS PROCEDURE (May 12, 2005) (View) (2 answers)
  • Will Bluecross Blueshield Alabama cover RNY?? (Jul 23, 2009) (View) (2 answers)
  • Will BTC accept insurances Reasonable and Customary amount as Payment in Full? (Feb 17, 2003) (View) (9 answers)
  • WILL CHANGING INSURANCE CAUSE A PROBLEM? (May 8, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Will Georgia Wellcare pay? (May 6, 2008) (View) (2 answers)
  • Will getting a letter from my chiropractor help with the approval process? (Oct 31, 2001) (View) (4 answers)
  • will have the choice to choose between hmo or ppo for CIGNA, which one will (Oct 1, 2002) (View) (16 answers)
  • Will I be approved without a medically supervised diet in the last 2 years? (Oct 12, 2002) (View) (7 answers)
  • Will I be covered... (Mar 24, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • Will I be denied??? (Mar 19, 2006) (View) (1 answer)
  • will I be the one speaking to the insurance co. or my doctors office will handle that (Aug 18, 2000) (View) (4 answers)
  • will i get approval? (Aug 12, 2004) (View) (2 answers)
  • Will I have to Have test redone? (Nov 11, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Will I have to start the waiting process all over? (Jan 8, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Will I have to wait, even though the Co. changed? (Feb 27, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Will I have trouble getting tricare to cover the surgery? (Jan 20, 2008) (View) (5 answers)
  • Will ins. let me change surgeons, after approval for initial consult has been given? (Oct 1, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Will ins. pay for reconstrutive surg. (if med. ness.) even if they have an exclusion (May 10, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Will insurance accept this letter? (Apr 4, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • Will insurance pay a portion if the gallbladder is removed during bariatric surgery? (Apr 10, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • will it be faster if I see the Phychologists and nutritionists before my first dr app (Jul 16, 2007) (View) (13 answers)
  • will medicade pay for this procedure (Apr 9, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Will medicaid cover the LAp-band procedure? I live in Ky (Jun 22, 2004) (View) (1 answer)
  • will Medicaid cover WLS -- has anyone found out yet (Apr 8, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • will medicaid help pay for surgery needed for weightloss (Oct 31, 1999) (View) (5 answers)
  • will mihealth cover WLS? (May 6, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Will my insurance kick in if I have any complications? (Oct 5, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • Will my insurance pay for plastic surgery if Iíll self pay for WLS out of US? (Feb 25, 2004) (View) (1 answer)
  • Will my insurance still cover WLS? (Jan 6, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • will my secondary insurance cover what primary didnt? (Oct 6, 2000) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Will my surgeon retrieve information from my pcp or is that my job? (May 26, 2009) (View) (3 answers)
  • Will needing Gall Bladder Surgery hasten approval for WLS? (Dec 28, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Will PCOS symptoms improve with wls? (Oct 17, 2000) (View) (4 answers)
  • Will some one help me in writing an appeal to the benefits director for coverage, (May 7, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Will someone please help me? (Apr 8, 2000) (View) (5 answers)
  • Will state disability cover WLS recovery? (Feb 16, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Will the AMOS Superheros put on their capes and help a member out??? (Oct 19, 2001) (View) (8 answers)
  • Will the diet you are on for control of diabetes count as a doctor supervised diet? (Feb 10, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • WILL THE MILITARY DO THE SURGERY (Jan 24, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Will they accept me? (Mar 3, 2002) (View) (6 answers)
  • Will they cancel my surgery if my insurance doesn't approve? (Apr 17, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • WILL THEY PICKUP WHERE THE LAST INS. CO.LEFT OFF? (Jan 6, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Will this count as medically supervised diets? (Aug 24, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • Will this serve as documented weight loss attempts? (Jul 25, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Will Tricare pay for any portion of lapband surgery? (Aug 26, 2006) (View) (4 answers)
  • Will Wal Mart's Short Term Disability cover me for WLS? (Oct 6, 2003) (View) (7 answers)
  • Wisconsin HIRSP- any success? (Dec 16, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • With the Obesity now a named disease have any laws changed for texas? (Sep 9, 2004) (View) (1 answer)
  • WLS At 16, Insurance question. (Sep 23, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • WLS excluded regardless of medical conditions is there hope? (Jun 11, 2000) (View) (5 answers)
  • WLS exclusions (Mar 14, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • WLS FRIENDLY PCP IN DALLAS GA. OR AROUND THE AREA (Aug 1, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • WLS referral from HMO doc in Lawrence of Topeka Kansas for Cigna? (Jan 12, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Wondering how long it took for insurance approval? (May 31, 2006) (View) (12 answers)
  • Wondering if there are any teachers in Indiana that have had WLS? (Jun 18, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • WORDING IN eXCLUSIONS IS NOT SPECIFIC, aM I COVERED? (May 16, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Wording of exclusion (Mar 22, 2005) (View) (6 answers)
  • Work is changing insuance companies. Can I continue coverage? (Jun 12, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • Would a letter from my podiatrist help in the approval process? (Jun 13, 2003) (View) (7 answers)
  • Would anyone like to purchase a group policy together? (Feb 7, 2001) (View) (13 answers)
  • Would anyone out there that has had WLS with CHA INS. please e-mail me. (Jan 27, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Would anyone share their letter to the insurance company asking for approval with me? (Mar 29, 2000) (View) (3 answers)
  • Would Badger care of WI cover a tummy tuck? (Mar 25, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Would changing from Tricare Prime to Tricare Standard help minimize the out of pocket (Jan 6, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Would everyone please post name of insurance company (Mar 14, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • Would I have to start the approval process all over if I switch Insurance? (Oct 8, 2001) (View) (3 answers)
  • WOULD IT HELP OR HINDER CONTACTING DEPT. OF INS.? (Aug 30, 1999) (View) (3 answers)
  • Would like info from pts of Dr Harberg who aso have BCBS TX PPO (Feb 11, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Would like others to contribute info for my appeal letter. (Apr 2, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Would like to hear anyone's experience with Ochsner Total Health Choice (Jul 13, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Would like to hear from anyone who had WLS in Horizon NJ Care (Aug 15, 2008) (View) (3 answers)
  • Would like to know how much your PacifiCare out of pocket was? (Sep 20, 2001) (View) (2 answers)
  • Would like to receive sample appeal letters from anyone who has Aetna HMO? (Jun 24, 2005) (View) (1 answer)
  • Would sleep apnea be an appropriate primary code? (Oct 23, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • Would someone please email me a copy of their 1st appeal letter to their ins. co. ? (Nov 23, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Would this idea work? (Feb 15, 2002) (View) (8 answers)
  • Would you leave the job you love to have the surgery? (Jan 9, 2002) (View) (6 answers)
  • would you seek another surgeon or continue to wait? (Apr 25, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • Yesterday I was notified that my case was before the review bd. Today I was denied! (Jun 24, 1999) (View) (7 answers)
  • You may be owing more than you think! (Dec 14, 1999) (View) (5 answers)
  • you think i can get approved with this exclusion (Jul 23, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Your thoughts on switching insurance companies after WLS? (Nov 7, 2001) (View) (1 answer)
  • ~*sigh*~ (Mar 29, 2000) (View) (2 answers)
  • ~Any Help Would be appreciated~ (Feb 24, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • ~Attention: Ohio Residents~ (Mar 23, 2000) (View) (5 answers)
  • ~Getting legislation passed In Ohio~ (Apr 18, 2000) (View) (3 answers)
  • ~How many appeals?~ (Mar 13, 2000) (View) (1 answer)
  • ~In Need of some In Put~ (Mar 28, 2000) (View) (3 answers)
  • ~Just Wondering~ (Mar 24, 2000) (View) (8 answers)
  • ~You can Make a difference~ (Mar 22, 2000) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • ~~HAS ANY ONE USED HIGHMARK FREEDOM BLUE PPO~~PENNSYLVANIA (Nov 28, 2008) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • ~~MULTIPLE CHOICES~~ (Sep 8, 2000) (View) (2 answers)


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