Health care coverage for obesity treatments is variable and problematic. This symposium will cover the state of obesity treatment coverage in the United States, including legislation currently pending in Congress, such as the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2017. Further, health care providers actively working to provide evidence-based care will provide their insight about how best to get things reimbursed in the most efficient manner and the challenges of practicing obesity medicine under current restrictions.


8:30am What Is the Landscape of Obesity Treatment Coverage in the United States?
William Dietz, MD PhD FTOS
9:00am Practical Considerations for Behavior, Pharmacotherapy, and Bariatric Surgery Coverage for Adults
Jamy D Ard, MD FTOS
9:30am Making the US Preventative Service Task Force Recommendations a Reality: Getting Coverage for Pediatric Obesity Treatment
Susan J Woolford, MD MPH