Time Sensitive: AHRQ Requests Comments on Obesity Tx in Medicare

March 10th, 2014 by MorganDowney Leave a reply »

The federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has issued a draft topic refinement document on therapeutic options for obesity in the Medicare population. The Medicare population includes those over 65 years of age and are ruled disabled by the Social Security Administration.

The draft lists key questions such as “what is the comparative effectiveness of interventions that are intended to improve outcomes by reducing obesity?” “How well does treatment-induced reduction in BMI predict obesity-related outcomes?” Comments are open until March 20, 2014.

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