Well, I completed my psych eval yesterday, met with the surgeon, dietician, and the lady who takes care of dealing with insurance approval. When I spoke with my insurance company last week (Blue Cross & Blue Shield) I was told that they didn't require a pre-surgery diet, yet the Insurance lady at the Surgeons office had me start a 6 month diet, the info she had on my insurance company said they require 6 months supervised before approval. So ? Has anyone else had this issue ? I told her what the insurance told me and she said to go ahead and start the diet, and she would clarify it, but now this stresses me out, that just pushes everything back 6 months for approval, and at the rate I was going I was looking forward to having surgery in the next few months, not next summer ! UGH ! I hope I am just getting worked up prematurely and that she will find out I don't have to have a supervised 6 month diet before approval.
Another thing was that in the lobby I was speaking to a woman who had the LapBand surgery, and had the same insurance company as me, she said she originally was attempting to have the Sleeve Surgery, but at some point the insurance denied her because they wanted her BMI to be 50 or above..... They had originally told her it was covered but denied further into the process, I am praying I don't run into this my BMI is 46 - In the short of it I'm like everyone else, I want the surgery completed at quickly as possible, lets get on with it !!!!