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- WALTER’S BLOGA blog authored by Walter Lindstrom, President of Lindstrom Obesity Advocacy, focusing primarily on bariatric surgery and obesity treatment insurance issues.
Imagine this scene: Your body mass index is well above 40, you have several obesity-related diseases and you’ve tried and failed numerous diets over many years. YOU ARE FINALLY READY to consider bariatric surgery. You medically qualify for bariatric surgery and you are committed to …
In its November 2012 “Medical Policy Update Bulletin” UHC announced their Coverage Determination Guidelines for Bariatric Surgery are being revised effective December 1, 2012. You can access the full new Coverage Rationale at www.unitedhealthcareonline.com. Once you are on that site open the pdf file entitled …