HHS Administrative Complaint

Published October 2015

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ASMBS Compensation Survey, 2013

Published October 2015

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Blue Cross Blue Shield Assessment, Vol 27, No 2

Published October 2015

Blue Cross Blue Shield publishes valuable updates and special reports for healthcare providers through its Center for clinical Effectiveness. The CCE “provides healthcare decision makers with timely, objective, and scientifically rigorous assessments that synthesize the available evidence on the diagnosis, treatment, management, and prevention of disease.” The Center produces clinical resources, including TEC Assessments which are scientific opinions provided for informational purposes.

Click here to view the TEC Assessment on bariatric surgery.

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California Technology Assessment Forum (CTAF)

Published October 2015

The California Technology Assessment Forum provided a report entitled “Controversies in Obesity Management” (published 2015) that examines the value and effectiveness of bariatric surgery medications, devices and procedures. The site provides the action guide and final report, along with videos of discussions surrounding the review and drafts of the report.

Click here to go to the site.

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Washington State Health Care Authority Health Technology Assessment Report

Published October 2015

Washington established the Health Technology Assessment program to determine if the state government’s health services are safe and effective. The program’s goals are to increase patient safety, make coverage decisions more consistent, increase the efficacy of state-purchased health care, and create a transparent system.

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Systematic Review on Reoperative Bariatric Surgery

Published October 2015

Reoperative bariatric surgery has become a common practice in many bariatric surgery programs. There is currently little evidence-based guidance regarding specific indications and outcomes for reoperative bariatric surgery.

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