Health insurers' medical necessity determinations for bariatric surgery.

@article{Hall2005HealthIM,
  title={Health insurers' medical necessity determinations for bariatric surgery.},
  author={Mark A. Hall},
  journal={Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={1 2},
  pages={86-90}
}
  • Mark A. Hall
  • Published 2005 in
    Surgery for obesity and related diseases…
PURPOSE This study explored how state managed-care patient protection laws affect health insurers' criteria for medical necessity, using bariatric surgery for weight reduction as a case in point. METHODS Six states and three national insurers were selected for in-depth case studies to represent a range of market, demographic, and legal conditions. In each… CONTINUE READING