EHB Access Toolkit

Published June 2014

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Do not cover bariatric surgery nor weight loss programs Covers bariatric surgery but does not cover weight loss programs Covers bariatric surgery and weight loss programs

Current healthcare exchanges clearly do not sufficiently cover weight loss and bariatric surgery programs. Over half of states cover neither bariatric surgery nor weight loss programs. Despite the undeniable evidence of the dangers of obesity and the efficacy of metabolic…

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About ASMBS

Published June 2014

ASMBS is the largest national non-profit medical organization in the world dedicated to metabolic and bariatric surgery; established 1983 ASMBS Vision: To improve the public health and well being of society by lessening the burden of obesity and obesity-related diseases throughout the world

To advance the art and science of metabolic and bariatric surgery by continually improving the quality and safety of care and treatment of people with obesity and related diseases by:

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Research Grant Awards Highlights

Published April 2014

The ASMBS Research Grant Award program was initiated in 2004 to encourage research in the field of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. The program has been primarily supported by the ASMBS Foundation, which has provided over 1 million research dollars since its inception.

The program has been managed on behalf of the society by the ASMBS Research Committee members who have worked tirelessly each year to review the many grant proposals submitted. This booklet was compiled…

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Estimate of Bariatric Surgery Numbers

Published March 2014

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ASMBS total bariatric procedures numbers from 2011, 2012 and 2013 based on the best estimation from available data (BOLD, ASC/MBSAQIP, National Inpatient Sample data and outpatient estimations)

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