Medically Supervised Weight Loss Programs Prior to Surgery

Many insurance companies will not consider a request for weight loss surgery unless a patient has previously participated in a medically supervised weight loss program.  This type of weight loss program includes diet, exercise, counseling and in some cases medication for weight loss which is monitored by a doctor or midlevel practitioner.  The purpose of this requirement is to show a patient’s efforts at weight loss and that the patient is willing to make the necessary dietary and behavioral changes ...

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Value in Corporate Wellness

Corporate wellness plans have been helping companies realize improved attitudes toward wellness in their workforce. For those companies embracing such plans and promoting participation to its employees, many costs savings have been recognized. Significant reductions in disability and worker compensation costs as well as insurance premium reductions have dropped right to the bottom line. More importantly, it has been recognized that employees participating in employer sponsored health and wellness options are happier, more willing to show ...

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