CMS Drops Centers of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery

September 24th, 2013 by MorganDowney Leave a reply »

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has announced that it is removing the requirement that covered bariatric surgery procedures must be performed in certified centers of excellences. While eliminating the requirement for centers of excellence, there is no change in coverage of bariatric surgery procedures. This comes as a setback to the Association for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and other professional societies which had supported continuation of the certification program.