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faber quintus
Insurer Policy faber quintus (lennard mano)
Insurer Status (11)
Source Edlin S
Family Health
Insurer Policy Family Health (GHI)
Insurer StatusApproved after first letter (01/06/03)
Weeks to approval 1
Comorbidities chronic back problems, diabetes
Policy Must be medically necessary
Comments The company was very willing to let me know what was required for me to be approved for the surgery. My experience with my insurance company does not seem to be typical for others. You need to make sure that you get all the required reccomendations for the surgery. I had reccomendation letters from not only my primary physician but, my back specialist and Dr. Cole himself. Get as many letters as you can from whoever you have seen in the past about your obesity or related problems.
Source Melinda C
Insurer Policy Family Health
Insurer StatusApproved after appeal letter (03/09/03)
Surgery Type Open RNY
Policy Must be medically necessary
Source Amy M
Insurer Policy Family Health
Insurer StatusApproved after first letter (8/25/04)
Surgery Type Open RNY
Weeks to approval 2
Comorbidities hypertension
Policy Must be medically necessary
Comments Fidelis was great they even called me themselves to tell me I was approved. Thankyou Fidelis!
Source Cecelia S
Insurer Policy Family Health
Insurer StatusApproved after first letter (09/20/04)
Comorbidities arthritis, depression, tendonitis
Source Kristine G
Insurer Policy Family Health (82161006233 04)
Insurer StatusApproved after first letter (11/14/04)
Policy Don't know
Source Amanda P
Insurer Policy Family Health
Insurer StatusApproved after first letter (03/09/05)
Surgery Type Open RNY
Weeks to approval 1
Pre-Op BMI 68.3
Comorbidities Hypertension, Diabetes, Asthma
Policy Must be medically necessary
Comments Was approved after one week. The surgeons office did everything I just waited. Family Helathplus is awesome.
Source LuEllen R
Family Health Plus
Insurer Policy Family Health Plus (HIP)
Insurer StatusApproved after first letter (04/05/05)
Surgery Type Open Other
Pre-Op BMI 48.7
Source Catherine M
Insurer Policy Family Health Plus (Family Health Plus)
Insurer StatusApproved after first letter (1/29/07)
Surgery Type Laparoscopic Lap Band
Weeks to approval 1
Pre-Op BMI 45.7
Comorbidities Diabetes
Policy Must be medically necessary
Comments They approved me immediately, I received a letter from them about year ago telling me they appove the gastric bypass & I was not interested, now I am getting the lap band
Source Rodney S
Insurer Policy Family Health Plus
Insurer StatusFirst letter sent - still waiting
Surgery Type Laparoscopic RNY
Policy Don't know
Source Maria G
Insurer Policy family health plus
Insurer StatusApproved after first letter
Source Jackie R
Family Health Plus/GHI
Insurer Policy Family Health Plus/GHI
Insurer StatusApproved after first letter (07/23/05)
Source Stacey S
Family Health Plus/United Health Care
Insurer Policy Family Health Plus/United Health Care
Insurer Status
Policy Don't know
Source Tina M
farlee launce
Insurer Policy farlee launce (lenci guillermo)
Insurer Status (11)
Source Pren I
farma500
Insurer Policy farma500
Insurer StatusFirst letter sent - still waiting
Source Farma J
Fedelis
Insurer Policy Fedelis (740113131-00)
Insurer StatusApproved after first letter
Comorbidities GERD, Diabetes, Hypertension, Hypercholesterolemia
Source Kandy C
fedelis
Insurer Policy fedelis (fedelis care)
Insurer StatusApproved after first letter
Comorbidities Arthritis, Hypertension, Depression, Hypercholesterolemia, Shortness of breath
Source Jeffrey C
Federal BCBS
Insurer Policy Federal BCBS (Basic)
Insurer StatusApproved after first letter (3/3/08)
Surgery Type Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch
Weeks to approval 1
Comorbidities Hypertension, Sleep apnea
Policy Must be medically necessary
Source Felly S
Federal GHI
Insurer Policy Federal GHI
Insurer StatusApproved after first letter (04/20/00)
Surgery Type Open VBG
Weeks to approval 3
Pre-Op BMI 4384.8
Policy Don't know
Comments I never had to deal with GHI, they dealt with the doctors office. They approved it quickly, and GHI even called me to tell me it was approved. had surgery may 8th 2000, all went well, It turned out that my doctor was out of network, and was paid less thdn $900 for surgery, neither doctor or GHI told me he was out of network. he may bill me for the difference, but I have no intention of paying him, he should have told me he was out of network, and so should have ghi, when they personally called me to authorize the surgery.
Source Alyce K
fedilis family health plu
Insurer Policy fedilis family health plu
Insurer StatusFirst letter sent - still waiting
Comorbidities Sleep apnea, Depression
Source Wendy F
felic ringo
Insurer Policy felic ringo (sonnie ulberto)
Insurer Status (10)
Source Leonhard M
FEP BCBS
Insurer Policy FEP BCBS
Insurer StatusApproved after first letter
Surgery Type Laparoscopic RNY
Pre-Op BMI 44.8
Comorbidities Hypertension
Policy Must be medically necessary
Source Darice B
FHP
Insurer Policy FHP (Smith, Margaret)
Insurer StatusApproved after first letter (09/30/05)
Source Margaret S
Fidelis
Insurer Policy Fidelis
Insurer StatusApproved after first letter (01/28/06)
Surgery Type Open RNY
Pre-Op BMI 44.3
Comorbidities Depression, Shortness of breath
Source N H
Insurer Policy Fidelis
Insurer StatusDenied after first letter (08/14/01)
MD-supervised programs 3 (182 weeks)
Source Sandra B
Insurer Policy Fidelis
Insurer StatusApproved after first letter
Surgery Type Open RNY
Pre-Op BMI 45.9
Comments Well according to my doctor they approved it with the first call there was no hesitation at all he said to me that he was very surprised at how fast they approved it. Thank you Fidleis
Source Pam V
Insurer Policy Fidelis (Family Health Plus)
Insurer StatusApproved after first letter (06/03/03)
Surgery Type Laparoscopic RNY
Comorbidities Knee and back problems, arthritis and no energy
Policy Must be medically necessary
Comments The people they let u talk to at the customer service number dont know what they are talking about. The know NOTHING about this surgery and are soemtimes VERY rude and can never seem to help me with my questions. I have only had one person there "try" to help me but still didnt get anywhere. When it comes to trying to talk to someone that has the authority to help u...good luck. I was transfered to a "manager" several times and only got and answering machine with no call backs ever recieved.
Source Jill L
Insurer Policy Fidelis (family health plus)
Insurer StatusApproved after first letter (07/11/03)
MD-supervised programs 3 (51 weeks)
Source Elisabeth P
Insurer Policy Fidelis (Fidelis Care)
Insurer StatusApproved after first letter (08/02/03)
Source Jessica L
Insurer Policy Fidelis (Fidelis Care)
Insurer StatusApproved after first letter (10/20/03)
Surgery Type Open RNY
Source Natalie R
Insurer Policy Fidelis
Insurer StatusApproved after first letter (10/21/03)
Surgery Type Open RNY
Comorbidities I have Glaucoma, Plantar Fascitis, umbilical hernia, irregular periods,constant joint pain
Comments I didn't have any problems with Fidelis approving my surgery. It took them a few weeks and this worried me,but then i received the call that i was approved. I would recommend them to others.
Source Yvonne R
Insurer Policy Fidelis (Family Health Plus)
Insurer StatusApproved after first letter (07/15/04)
Surgery Type Laparoscopic RNY
Weeks to approval 1
Comorbidities arthritis, high blood pressure,joint problems,
Policy Must be medically necessary
Comments My doctor sent the insurance a letter on a Monday and by that Thursday I had the approval. There was no hassle about anything. Fidelas family health plus is wonderful.
Source Patty T
Insurer Policy Fidelis (Family Health Plus)
Insurer StatusApproved after first letter (08/03/04)
Surgery Type Open RNY
Pre-Op BMI 47.1
MD-supervised programs 1 0
Source Natalie O
Insurer Policy Fidelis
Insurer StatusApproved after first letter (01/06/05)
Surgery Type Open RNY
Pre-Op BMI 46.7
MD-supervised programs 1 (24 weeks)
Comorbidities diabetes, gerd
Policy Don't know
Source Saida M
Insurer Policy Fidelis
Insurer StatusApproved after first letter (05/09/05)
Surgery Type Laparoscopic RNY
Weeks to approval 1
Comorbidities diabetes,high colesteral, back pain, migranes
Policy Must be medically necessary
Comments dealing with the insuranse was easy my doc sent in the paper work and i was approved in 3 days it was easy once all required test were done insurense didnt stall at all if you have fidelis it is very easy getting approval
Source Lisa F
Insurer Policy Fidelis (Family Health Plus)
Insurer StatusApproved after first letter (07/25/05)
Surgery Type Laparoscopic RNY
Weeks to approval 3
Comorbidities None
Policy Must be medically necessary
Comments Fidelis was great. I did a supervised weight loss program with my doctor for 6 weeks before they submitted my papers. I waited 2 1/2 weeks and I was approved. No problems at all.
Source Melody H
Insurer Policy Fidelis (Family Health Plus)
Insurer StatusApproved after first letter
Surgery Type Laparoscopic RNY
Comorbidities Joint pain and problems, prior broken leg/ankle with reconstructive surgeries, horrible immediate fa
Policy Must be medically necessary
Source Kelly S
Insurer Policy Fidelis (Family Health Plus)
Insurer StatusApproved after first letter (11/07/05)
Comorbidities Diabetes, GERD, Hypertension
Source Linda L
Insurer Policy Fidelis
Insurer StatusApproved after first letter (04/12/06)
Surgery Type Open RNY
Weeks to approval 1
Pre-Op BMI 47.6
Comorbidities Sleep apnea, GERD, Hypertension, Depression, Hypercholesterolemia, Shortness of breath
Policy Must be medically necessary
Comments Fidelis is GREAT! I did what they said and I was approved in less than a week of the letter!
Source Douglas M
Insurer Policy fidelis (ppo)
Insurer StatusApproved after first letter (04/26/06)
Comorbidities Depression, Shortness of breath, Stress incontinence, knee problems
Policy Don't know
Source Kami L
Insurer Policy Fidelis
Insurer Status (08/16/06)
Comorbidities Sleep apnea, Diabetes, Hypertension, Depression, Hypercholesterolemia, Shortness of breath, Stress i
Source Pamella S
Insurer Policy Fidelis
Insurer StatusApproved after first letter
Surgery Type Laparoscopic RNY
Pre-Op BMI 45.6
Policy Don't know
Comments They are very friendly and easy to deal with. I do not feel they stalled.
Source Diane G
Fidelis
Insurer Policy Fidelis
Insurer StatusApproved after first letter
Comorbidities Arthritis, Hypercholesterolemia, Shortness of breath, Stress incontinence
Source Donna B
fidelis
Insurer Policy fidelis (fhp)
Insurer StatusApproved after first letter
Surgery Type Laparoscopic RNY
Pre-Op BMI 40.8
Source Cindy T
Insurer Policy fidelis
Insurer StatusFirst letter sent - still waiting
Source Douglas M
Insurer Policy Fidelis
Insurer StatusApproved after first letter
Surgery Type Laparoscopic RNY
Comorbidities Depression, Shortness of breath
Source Kristi D
Insurer Policy Fidelis
Insurer StatusFirst letter sent - still waiting
Comorbidities Depression
Source Kris E
Insurer Policy Fidelis
Insurer StatusApproved after first letter
Comorbidities Sleep apnea, GERD, Arthritis, Hypertension, Depression, Hypercholesterolemia, Shortness of breath, S
Source Terri R
Insurer Policy Fidelis (HMO)
Insurer Status
Surgery Type Open RNY
Pre-Op BMI 48.0
Source Diane S
Fidelis - Medicaid
Insurer Policy Fidelis - Medicaid
Insurer StatusFirst letter sent - still waiting
Comorbidities GERD, Arthritis, Depression, Hypercholesterolemia, Obesity hypoventilation syndrome, Shortness of br
Source Kristine R

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