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Old 04-19-2018, 08:34 AM
 
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I am waiting to find out if I get approved to have a consult done. How long should I expect to wait. It's been 3 weeks already.
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Old 04-19-2018, 05:56 PM
 
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Old 04-19-2018, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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Old 04-19-2018, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Hard aground in the Sonoran Desert
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There is information missing...are you waiting on a waiver to see if they authorize a consult? What branch?

I could normally get consults scheduled in a day or two. If you are waiting on a waiver to see if they want a consult, that depends on how in need of bodies the service is. Waivers move quicker when they need bodies. Have you asked your Recruiter to request a status of the waiver or consult scheduling?

I'd start there.
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Old 04-20-2018, 09:06 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I assume you're waiting on a MEPS consult? Depending on what kind of specialist and the market, 3 weeks might be long or short. Ask your LOCAL recruiter. In a small town in Montana, it might take 6 months to find a neurology specialist willing to take MEPCOM contracted payments, because there are like 3 in the state who aren't used to military. But in San Antonio it shouldn't take 3 weeks to find a optometrist for a consult because there are like 10K of them in the city that are used to working with military. Not enough info to give you a solid answer. I would say 3 weeks is about normal for a medium market and a not "too special" specialist.
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Old 04-20-2018, 09:07 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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It's not just about MEPS scheduling, MEPS has to find the right, exact kind of specialist they want you to see, they have to get their billing department to work with the specialist to take a lower than normal contracted payment, and they have to wait for the consultant to have an appointment. Some specialists in small areas might not want to take our lower contracted payment rates, and sometimes they might have months worth of back-logged appointments.
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