Treatment for obesity is often not covered by health insurance and high out-of-pocket costs may prevent patients from getting evidence-based weight management care. What exactly is covered, and for whom? This session features talks on obesity treatment coverage and regulations from the perspective of government payers, private payers, and obesity clinicians. Speakers will discuss coverage and regulations regarding obesity interventions, including lifestyle change programs, pharmacotherapy, and bariatric surgery.


8:30am Coverage for Lifestyle Interventions
Susan J Woolford, MD MPH
8:55am Coverage for Bariatric Surgery
John Morton, MD
9:20am Novel Business Strategies for Weight Management Practice
Ethan Lazarus, MD
9:45am Panel Discussion Q&A
Susan J Woolford, MD MPH; John Morton, MD; Ethan Lazarus, MD