Bariatric surgery coverage decision: opportunities and limitations.

Buddy L. Elmore, William T. Phillips

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CMS's national coverage decision on bariatric surgery has implications for obese patients, insurers, and the physicians and hospitals that treat those patients. Other insurers may follow Medicare's lead, causing an increase in patient volume. As the number of approved facilities increases, the number of procedures performed will grow, bringing in new revenue.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)52-54
Number of pages3
JournalHealthcare financial management : journal of the Healthcare Financial Management Association
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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