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Initial consult is tomorrow!  My insurance only requires what the surgery place requires luckily.  I am really hoping somehow this can be done before the end of the year since I am almost at my insurance deductible as well.  Not sure if that's possible?  I am using chi Franciscan, anyone else in wa use them?

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Congrats on getting the process underway! Best of luck in your consult. If you've read much in this forum you probably have a thousand questions for the doctors :) 

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congrats and welcome!

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Great news!  You may find it helpful to review this gastric bypass guide from one of the best hospitals in Boston prior to your consult, as this guide will give you a good idea about what to expect after your surgery:

https://www.tuftsmedicalcenter.org/~/media/Brochures/TuftsMC/Patient Care Services/Departments and Services/Weight and Wellness Center/GBP Diet Manual12611.ashx

 

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I had my consult -- love the place and the staff. The surgeon and everyone was very friendly and knew their stuff.

My insurance, it turns out, does require 6 months of Nutrition appointments with either a nutritionist, dietitian, PCP, etc that is once a month and is done 2 or less years prior to surgery.

Here is the thing --- I will have to call my insurance tomorrow. I currently have Regence Uniform Classic, but I had Molina before. From August 2016 - February 2017 I did weekly calls to a nutritionist that Molina has and they paid for me to go to weight watchers to have my official weigh ins (still have the booklet as well showing the weigh ins). This covered 7 calendar months that was with a nutritionist and was much less than 2 years ago.

Theoretically, my new insurance should accept this as its actually more than what they are asking for (Through Molina it was WEEKLY visits, Regence only wants Monthly) and technically 7 calendar months instead of the 6 Regence requires.

Anyone ever switch insurances in the process and have them accept that portion?

Bypass is the one I will be having when the time comes. Surgeon and I both agreed that was definitely the way to go with my severe acid reflux.

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I have not switched insurance but I am very familiar with these requirements since my insurance requires the same. It will not matter that your previous insurance paid for your appointments. The key is that you went for 6 consecutive months within the last 2 years.

Good luck and I am looking forward to watching your journey.

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