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Obesity Surgery Coverage

RESOLVED, That the North Carolina Medical Society supports the use of the most current National Institute of Health Criteria for Obesity Surgery by health plans for coverage decisions relating to obesity surgery and the incorporation by health plans of any changes that are made by NIH to that criteria on an ongoing basis.

(Report H – 2004, adopted 11/14/2004)
(reaffirmed, Report I-2009, Item 2-33, adopted 11/01/2009) (reaffirmed, Reaffirmation Report-2014, Item 16, adopted 10/25/2014)