bariatric surgery

Bariatric surgery costs vs. benefits: Plan coverage considerationsFrom a healthcare perspective, bariatric surgery is considered one of the most effective options for short-term and sustained weight loss. But does the investment pay off?
What is the role of bariatric surgery in treating Type 2 diabetes?Several recent studies explore how weight loss surgery impacts diabetes patient care.
Two sides to bariatric surgery for teensThree years after undergoing bariatric surgery, obese adolescents had lost significant weight and improved their cardiometabolic health and weight-related quality of life, according to a prospective study in 242 teenagers.
Bariatric surgery associated with improved psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis
Bariatric surgery associated with improved psoriasis, psoriatic arthritisStudy finds an association between excess weight loss post bariatric surgery and symptomatic improvement in cases of severe psoriasis. Learn more
OBESITY: Exploring adult treatmentsTo date, said Sarah C Armstrong, MD, FAAP, treatments for pediatric obesity have largely been limited to behavioral counseling and addressing comorbidities.
The benefits of weight loss in obese gravidasObese patients should be advised to avoid excessive weight gain in pregnancy.
Largest insurer requiring preauthorization for some hysterectomiesIn the latest volley in the ongoing controversy regarding the safety of some forms of hysterectomy, the country’s largest insurer will soon begin requiring prior authorization for many of the procedures. The action, taken by UnitedHealthCare, takes effect April 6, 2015 and does not apply to outpatient vaginal surgeries.
Treating obesity: Key coding considerationsInsurance carriers have come a long way when it comes to reimbursing for obesity-related treatment. However, you will need to make sure that your diagnosis coding is specific and complete in order to support medical necessity.
Skin presentations common in obese patientsSeveral skin presentations in obese patients are associated with the presence of excess skin while others are associated with the pathophysiology of obesity. Dermatologists should have a conversation about weight loss with obese patients.
Bariatric surgery demonstrates cost recovery in less than 2 years: StudyA recent study confirms cost recovery and long-term savings for morbidly obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery procedures. - See more at: http://formularyjournal.modernmedicine.com/formulary-journal/news/bariatric-surgery-demonstrates-cost-recovery-less-2-years-study#sthash.gdmwiTok.dpuf