I am fortunate to have a friend guiding me through the process who has experience with UHC and meeting the qualifications for receiving pre-approval for the procedure. This is the documentation my friend provided me from UHC about the requirements.
I have a very detailed history of my attempts at weight loss and am in the process of summing it up in a journal such as this for submission to my insurance via Rocky Mountain Associated Physicians (RMAP).
After submitting all your information to RMAP, I expect to have to call on a regular basis until I receive approval. According to others who have gone through the procedures via RMAP, it will likely take many phone calls to get the approval required from UHC.
Another requirement I must meet is a psychological evaluation. Tomorrow I will schedule an appointment with my primary care physician and will ask him for a referral so that I can schedule that out as soon as possible.