Prepared by Christopher Gallagher, ASMBS Washington Representative
On Friday, Oct. 23, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued a FAQ, which advises against coverage exclusions for weight management as part of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The effort is a win for obesity treatment coverage, resulting from efforts by the Obesity Care Continuum and our partners.
The question related to weight management is as follows:
Q6: My non-grandfathered group health plan…