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My 1st question is: Is there any Medifast recipes for vanilla eggless cupcakes? Hoping for any answer. Second question.. For those of you who had to go through insurance to get pre-approval for wls, how long did it take? How long was the period from when your surgeon submitted your pre-op tests and work up to the insurance company until the insurance company came back with it's answer?.

My information is being compiled to be sent to the insurance company, and I want to know how long of a wait I should expect. BTW, I have United Healthcare and a bariatric case nurse through United Healthcare who is handling my case..

Any answers or insight would be most appreciated!..

Comments (14)

Yep, but... you might wanna make sure and wait for another commenter to confirm this as I am unsure of myself. Better yet, why don't you email the Medifast guys because they can answer you better...

Comment #1

It took two weeks for insurance approval after it was submitted..

3 months for EVERYTHING total....

One more day!!! wooo :)..

Comment #2

I have Anthem Blue Cross..which my doctor said "wow a lot of people don't have that anymore you are lucky because they respond the fastest." My insurance took a week from when paperwork was submitted to when I was approved. My surgeon did say that other companies take up to a month/ month and a half....

Do you know if your case manager or surgeon will fight for you IF you get denied?? I know my surgeon is one to send an appeal right away and he is a fighter for those who are not approved at first...hes had people who got denied 3 times and he was still able to keep appealing.........i guess the insurance companies got the clue....

Think Positive! and no matter what DO NOT give up!!!.

"If everything was easy everyone would do it..." right??.

XO..

Comment #3

It took me longer than these other people...I was told that it could be anywhere from two to four weeks...It took almost that whole four weeks to get my approval call......but the call DID come, and I had also been working on this for over a year...my whole process was one year, four months, and six days from orientation meeting to surgeons table...but it has been so so worth it....

Take note that I am under mediciad due to disability, and they were phasing out this.

Surgery.

As an option for people..I got in because I had started this over a year before my papers were submitted...

Comment #4

I was shocked when I got the call and it took less than a week to get my approval from my insurance company...

Comment #5

Two weeks for insurance approval and an additional six weeks to get on the.

Surgery.

Schedule...

Comment #6

My surgeon's office girl smiled when I asked her initially.they said,"State Humana? Three days.".

And she was right. They said they never have trouble getting Kentucky Humana (the state's Teacher insurance) to approve...

Comment #7

My approval came after 6 months of intense preparation, but my coordinator got me in QUICK! About 2 wks after approval, I was sleeved! Two months ahead of my expected date!..

Comment #8

I have united health care and once I got all the info they needed it as submitted and I was scheduled for.

Surgery.

2 and a half weeks later. My doctor knew the ropes and what they needed and promised it would happen quickly, from my first consultation to my.

Surgery.

Date was only 2 months and would of been sooner if I could of gotten my past 5 years history from doctors sooner...

Comment #9

Not everybody has the pleasure of getting their fast...I think you and I both know that....

And doctors typically don't have anything to do with the insurance department of their practice...they are surgeons, not number benders....

Just be patient, and keep congratulating yourself for such an awsome job pre-op....

You know I know it all so well....

Just don't freak out if it takes a couple of weeks to get your call...just have.

Faith.

It will come...and it WILL.....

Comment #10

For those of you who had to go through insurance to get pre-approval for wls, how long did it take? How long was the period from when your surgeon submitted your pre-op tests and work up to the insurance company until the insurance company came back with it's answer?.

My information is being compiled to be sent to the insurance company, and I want to know how long of a wait I should expect. BTW, I have United Healthcare and a bariatric case nurse through United Healthcare who is handling my case..

Any answers or insight would be most appreciated!..

Comment #11

I have united health care insurance my doctor's office told me within 2 wks but I already had my.

Surgery.

Date .my doctor's office let me pick my day so I said dec that will be my christmas gift to me...

Comment #12

I have United Healthcare too. The plan thru my company only added GBS this last year so as soon as I saw the info I set up a meeting with my PCD for referal. I had to do a 6 mo program with my pc doc and then get all that info sent to the ins co for approval. Plus all the other stuff like psych and.

Counseling.

When finally all that was done, to docs office sent in all the paperwork to ins co and I got a letter in the mail saying they approved.

Surgery.

About 1week later. Mind you, when I called my docs office, they hadn't gotten anything so it took another week or so. 1st appt. Dec 4, 2009. Surg date, Nov 11, 2010. Ack, a year almost.



Much luck to you, and I.

Hope.

UHC doesn't make you do the 6mo plan. whew..

Theresa..

Comment #13

ONce they turned it all in I had approval within 2 weeks. All insurances are different though! (I have insurance through the health system I work for Wellspan Select and administered through South Central Preferred Network in Southcentral PA)..

Laura..

Comment #14

My insurance and doc was really quick, about a week or 2.....

Comment #15


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