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HHS Administrative Complaint

Published October 2015

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Standardized Outcomes Reporting in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

Published February 2015

The purpose of this document is to provide guidance to authors and editors who write, review, and publish manuscripts focusing on bariatric and metabolic surgery. In addition to providing consistency within the field of bariatric and metabolic surgery, standardized outcome reporting will provide a uniform method of communicating our findings throughout the medical literature.

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EHB Access Toolkit

Published June 2014

Obesity Treatment Needs Coverage in All State Health Exchanges. 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 and bariatric surgery, coverage is minimal across the United States.

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ASMBS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Regarding CMS Coverage for Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Published June 2012

The CMS Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy National Care Determination was completed on June 27, 2012. Please review the below Frequently Asked Questions, keeping in mind that the decision allows for local Medicare administrators to approve coverage. Until clarity regarding local CMS coverage is achieved, performance of a LSG in a Medicare patient has potential for no reimbursement for surgeon and hospital alike. It is prudent to seek out local regional Medicare administrators regarding their policy prior…

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