I just realized that the thread title comes off as possibly informative instead of question. Sorry!
I've been lurking through these threads and y'all are just an abundance of knowledge...I just wondered if you could help. I have UHC Choice Plus through my employer. I've just recently registered for a seminar that is Saturday. What is required is 5 year weight history through doctor, 2 year weight loss attempts (doesn't have to be supervised) and an approval note from physcian.
I literally haven't been to a doctor in over 5 years so there is no way to even get that. The last doctor I was with before that had given me an approval letter, but that was so long ago and I didnt even follow through with it.
The attempts I have so many of. I've read about just sending in pictures to show my weight. I was going to include a personal letter with my trials and tribulations...I was even thinking about sending like a sample of my daily meals for the last year that I was calorie counting to prove that I know what to eat and how to eat it but that it's still hard for me to lose weight on my own.
I guess I'm asking if it's worth the hassle to go through all of this when I don't have some of what they're asking...and has anyone ever been approved without having every single thing that was requested.
I'm just at the start of it, but I just wanted some opinions. I've been thinking about weight loss surgery for years and just have bounced back and fourth because I've never had insurance that covered it. I'm 26 years old and my BMI is over 50.
Plus the hospital requires 300 dollars for the psych evaluation and everything that is asked from the insurance. So before I shell out so much money I just wanted some opinions.