CMS, Insurers Should Cover Obesity Drugs, Say Physician Founders Of Weight Loss App

By Jessica Karins / March 17, 2023 at 12:44 PM
CMS and private insurers should move toward covering weight loss drugs, argue physicians involved in a telehealth company focused on obesity treatment, who said it would ultimately save money to help patients lose weight rather than treating associated conditions. Insurance coverage of anti-obesity medication currently varies. It is not covered by Medicaid and Medicare. Weight-loss drugs may be covered by private insurance, but a time-consuming prior authorization process is often required. The conservative think tank American Enterprise Institute (AEI) recently...

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