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CMS Obesity Coverage Proposal Includes Sunset Deadlines For CED Studies

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Under a proposal, the Medicare agency would cover laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy as a weight-loss surgery option only for patients enrolled in a qualifying clinical trial. In a new approach, CMS puts end dates on when coverage-with-evidence-development studies need to be approved and completed.

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