Navigation Links
Changing Trends Regarding Insurance Cover For Weight Reduction Surgery

Bariatric surgery is a term derived from the Greek words: ''weight'' and ''treatment.'' Bariatric surgical procedures are major gastrointestinal operations that either seal off most of the stomach to reduce// the amount of food one can eat or rearrange the small intestine to reduce the calories the bodies can absorb. It is a collective term given to the various surgical options available for treatment of obesity.

Bariatric surgery is now becoming common place with more and more number of people interested in losing weight in a drastic way. As the demand for bariatric surgery continues to increase, employers and insurers are increasingly forced to make or revisit decisions about whether or not to provide insurance coverage for the cost of the procedure.

Several studies have been conducted on whether an insurance cover for such type of a surgery is necessary. It is estimated that the return on investment associated with an employer’s decision to provide some level of coverage for bariatric surgery and the demand for such surgeries is based on various out-of-pocket costs.

In a recent study conducted, it has been found out that nearly 9 percent of all full-time employees are eligible for bariatric surgery based on existing guidelines. Because of their high medical costs and increased absenteeism, approximately two-thirds of costs attributable to obesity are incurred by those eligible for bariatric surgery. It would likely take between five and 10 years for an employer to recover the full cost of the surgery.

The second study used an Internet survey of obese individuals to determine that about 150,000 bariatric procedures per year would be demanded by those with private health insurance at an out-of-pocket price of $25,000. Even when fully covered by insurance, the results suggest that demand among those with private insurance would not exceed about 375,000 procedures per year among full time employees. These estimates allow insurer s and employers to make more informed decisions about the financial impact of offering coverage for bariatric surgery. More research is however indicated to address the cost concerns associated with the surgical procedure.

Financial implications are one of many factors considered in the decision to offer coverage for specific treatments but that as the prevalence of morbid obesity increases, employers will be forced to look for cost-effective strategies to improve the health of their employees.
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Changing stem cells to liver cells
2. Changing Partners may put Expectant Mothers at Risk
3. Stem Cell Research - Changing Wishes to Possibilities and Possibilities to Reality
4. Weight-Loss Surgeries Changing Lives
5. Changing Trends In Family Health Practice
6. Changing Food Habits: Fodder For Thought
7. Trendsetters: Little girls fast track into ladies even before they know it
8. Changing Trends In Family Health Practice
9. New Trends in Drug Abuse Among Teenage Girls
10. Researchers Present Data Regarding The Efficiency Of Herbs
11. Leeches Provide Clues Regarding The Prevention Of Heart Disease
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... As health professionals work to improve ... engagement.” The patient is doing more than filling out a survey; in many cases ... an increasing emphasis in health care and research on the importance of active engagement ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... Nevada (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... Hemp CBD Oil utilizing Purzorb™ technology. Applying the Purzorb™process to full spectrum CBD oil ... required and providing a CBD form that can be easily incorporated into liquid products, ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Many families have long-term insurance that ... insurance companies have a waiver for care if the client has a cognitive impairment ... family pays for care, is often waived, so the benefits from their insurance start ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House of Yahweh, has released ... understood books in the Holy Scriptures, Revelation. The Book of Revelation paints a picture ... Many have tossed it off as mere rubbish, but Yisrayl Hawkins says that is ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “America On The Brink”: ... “America On The Brink” is the creation of published author, William Nowers. ... As a WWII veteran, he spent thirty years in the Navy. Following ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/2/2017)... , Oct. 2, 2017 Halo Labs announces the European ... system called the HORIZON at MIBio 2017 in Cambridge, ... and visible particulate matter in biopharmaceutical samples with unprecedented speed and ... the novel technique Backgrounded Membrane Imaging. ... The HORIZON subvisible particle analysis system ...
(Date:9/28/2017)... -- Cohen Veterans Bioscience and Early Signal Foundation announce ... home sensors for real-time monitoring of patients with trauma-related ... organization focused on disruptive health solutions for rare disorders ... to record and integrate behavioral, cognitive, physiological and contextual ... ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... Sept. 25, 2017   Montrium , an ... solutions, today—from the IQPC Trial Master Files & ... NL)—announced that EastHORN Clinical Services has selected ... and TMF management. EastHORN, a leading European contract ... to increase transparency to enable greater collaboration with ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: