Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Medical Assistance Services
Board of Medical Assistance Services
Guidance Document Change: This is a new form used to determine whether DMAS will cover certain weight loss drugs. (This process is called service authorization.)
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9/8/23  1:57 pm
Commenter: Catherine Slusher, MD

Importance of Obesity meds

Do not change the requirements to obtain obesity medications.  Obesity is a disease affecting our nation, worsening our health, and driving up health care costs by virtue of the health consequences!  It is important to get on top of this illness before it gets extreme.  Our state and country could do this one thing to lower health care costs by investing in a disease that is killing our people.  Please do not make the requirements any more stringent than they already are. 

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