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
9:00am Coverage for Bariatric Surgery
9:30am Coverage for Pharmacotherapy
Ethan Lazarus, MD