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    Hello VSGtheNP,

    No surgery yet - I hope the appeals process is not too long and I come out with them approving surgery. Been battling my work to provide a copy of our health benefits. They just want us to look at the open enrollment information. That doesn't tell me what you approve and don't approve of. They are going to get a copy from Cigna and hopefully it is loaded soon. I have a couple of other things to approve. I'm glad it is the weekend and I am going to sleeeeeeeep in!!

    I wish you well in all your future appointments and you get approved for surgery!! Have a great weekend!!
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Sleeved or not sleeved:
I have not had a gastric sleeve.
Research, reading, and advocating for the underserved
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Dr. Chandra Hassan
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Approved yet Denied....

by VSGtheNP on 05-12-2018 at 04:53 PM
Well, the insurance coordinator submitted my file on May 3rd. The insurance company recieved the file on May 4th and assigned my case to a representative on May 7th. Okay....the insurance represented indicated VSG procedure was approved on May 7th, however, the "in patient" prior authorization was denied because its considered "hospitalization".

So, the bariatric insurance coordinator has to speak with the surgeon and resubmit the prior authorization again; she's

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Insurance Requirements....complete!

by VSGtheNP on 05-01-2018 at 10:16 PM
I am so happy to announce all the health insurance requirements are completed. I was especially concerned with the physch evaluation. Initially, I did not want to reveal much of my past. Not because I am ashamed, however, because I believed revealing my past would suggest futher therapy therefore, prolonging the required six months to possibliy eight or twelve months.

Well, I decided to reveal everything, submit a photo timeline of my weight history over the past eighteen years,

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