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February 22, 2006

Medicare to Cover Weight Loss Surgery

Medicare has announced that it will cover three types of weight loss surgery: Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, gastric banding, and biliopancreatic diversion with a duodenal switch.

Under the new rules, Medicare will pay for the surgery for obese patients who are suffering from other health problems related to their weight, as long as they undergo the procedure at centers that have been certified as well qualified by the American College of Surgeons or the American Society of Bariatric Surgery. (Washington Post)

Posted by news editor at 03:47 PM