Medicare to cover obesity surgery, but only for disabled

11/29/2005 | Reuters

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services says Medicare will cover obesity surgery for its disabled beneficiaries, but not for elderly patients due to safety concerns. Under the policy, patients younger than 65 are eligible if they are shown to have at least one obesity-related health condition and that other medical treatments have failed.

View Full Article in:

Reuters

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Vice-President of Technology and Regulatory Affairs
AdvaMed
Washington DC, DC
Sr Product Manager Global Marketing (US/DA/00/0085/SL) - 14000009V3
Abbott
Chicago, IL
Director of Medicare Products
Bluegrass Family Health
Lexington, KY
Director of Medicare Products
Bluegrass Family Health
Lexington, KY
Vice President, Information Technology
HealthPartners
MN