Medicare change tied to safer weight loss surgery

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November 6, 2011
Reuters    
Posted in News, PND News

"After Medicare changed its rules regarding coverage for weight loss surgeries in 2006, the cost for the procedures went down while safety measures increased, according to a new study. Researchers found that the benefits were primarily due to a rules change that allowed Medicare to pay for a newer, less invasive procedure called laparoscopic adjustable banding." (11/04/11)

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