So… went to the orthodontist for my check-in on Thursday, on my way out of town for vacation. He looks at my models and says I think you’re ready for surgery. Just like that. He said there is some final tweaking that can be done now or on the other side of surgery, so basically it can be done anytime. (yay!)
I told him there’s a small matter of my insurance not approving it yet. The nurse talked me through next steps and I headed out. On the road again, I called my insurance company (I wasn’t driving) and tried to find out where the request was. After much holding they told me they couldn’t find any pre-authorization request in the system at all. Feeling thus reassured, I called the ortho office again to let Tonya (my patient rep) know and to find out what’s up. Near the end of the day she called me back saying they had calls into the surgeon’s office but didn’t know anything yet. Sigh. They said the request was filed 2/5. That’s helpful I guess. They’re going to call me back by mid week this week once they hear from the surgeon. I told them I’d love to call the insurance again and bug them but I’d have to have more specific information so they can’t claim it’s not there. I don’t know why they couldn’t find it under my name but oh well. Sigh.
So here I sit! Ready for surgery but have to wait on two things: 1. For the insurance to approve it and 2. For me to figure out with work what would be a better time to take three weeks off work. I don’t think there’s any “good” time for it.
Hope to be posting soon about moving forward!