So long story short: my company will be closing in February and I could be laid off anytime between now and then. I’ve been thinking about WLS for awhile, but now I need to have it sooner rather than later so it’s covered, plus if there are any post op complications, they’ll be covered too.
Unfortunately, one of the insurance requirements is:
The individual must have serially documented active participation in a non-surgical weight reduction regimen for at least 6 continuous months, in the 2 years prior to surgery, to enable both behavioral changes and adequate assessment of anticipated postoperative dietary maintenance. These efforts must be fully appraised and documented by the physician requesting authorization for surgery;
Of course, I see my PCP every six months and she records my weight and tells me I need to lose weight, but that’s the extent of my documentation.
Any ideas or advice on what, if anything, I can do?
Thanks in advance! I’ve been lurking for awhile and appreciate the wealth of info in these forums.