Access Update – February 2013

Posted 2/4/2013

» Obesity Community Responds to Proposed Regulations on Multi-State Plans & Employer Wellness Programs » Obesity Community Submits Candidates for PCORI Advisory Panels

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Editor: Christopher Gallagher, Director of ASMBS Washington Office February, 2013

Obesity Community Comments on Multi-State Plan Regulations

On January 4, 2013, the leading groups from the obesity community (ASMBS, ASBP, AND, OAC and TOS) submitted a joint comment letter regarding the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) December 5, 2012 proposed…

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Access Update – January 2013

Posted 1/4/2013

Drs. Wayne English (Access to Care Chair), Lloyd Stegemann (TX Chapter President), and John Morton (Secretary-Treasurer) are pleased to announce that Novitas Solutions (JH) jurisdiction has posted a revised medical coverage policy now covering Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (LSG), effective December 21, 2012, for Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Also note, for Sleeve claims with dates of service on or after June 27, 2012, Novitas Solutions will cover all claims that are…

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