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Endocrine Society issues diabetes recommendations

According to new recommendations issued by the Endocrine Society, the U.S. health care system needs to continue building effective multidisciplinary care team models so that it can provide integrated care for people who have diabetes and may be at risk of developing related medical complications.

Bariatric surgery has minimal impact on insurance under ACA

In the US, most states do not cover bariatric surgery under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) despite the need for effective treatments for obesity and the minimal impact it has on monthly premiums, according to new research presented at ObesityWeek 2015, hosted by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and The Obesity Society (TOS).

Majority of US states deny obesity coverage despite ACA

The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and groups including The Obesity Society (TOS) and Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), filed a complaint this month with US Health and Human Services (HHS) claiming the 27 states that deny coverage for bariatric surgery are in non-compliance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and that their failure to comply is discriminatory against women and people with disabilities, and violates the ban against denying coverage based on health status or a pre-existing condition. 

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