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slugg73 11-12-2007 06:32 PM

find doc in il for lap band with public aid
 
find doc in il for lap band with public aid

BrittleBones 11-14-2007 06:35 PM

Re: find doc in il for lap band with public aid
 
Hi Slugg - I am not familiar with your particular state or the benefits that are offered to Medicaid patients. I can tell you that as a Medicare recipient the rules have just recently changed and it is very, very difficult to get approval for the lap-band or other gastric or bariatric surgery without six months of doctor supervised weight loss attempts plus a whole host of other co-morbidity factors. It may be especially difficult to find doctors who take medicaid and I'm not sure if they pay for it. I guess you' ve done all the homework on that score and must know for sure that it will be approved. But, like I said, I have no idea of any doctors who would take it. You might check with Medicaid and see if they keep lists (they must!) of the docs that accept their payment. Good luck - Memere (K'Mac)

smurfswifey 11-15-2007 09:50 PM

Re: find doc in il for lap band with public aid
 
I am in Iowa, so i can't help you in that respect, but I do know that here in Iowa the only place you can get it done with medacaid is in Iowa City. It is our hospital for people without insurance. You might want to check and see if your state has something like that. I have been told every state does, you just have to do some checking.;)


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