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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9/15/23  6:09 am
Commenter: Sentara Medical Group

weight loss medication restrictions

I strongly disagree that preconditions for access to weight loss medications should follow the proposed model. To say we cannot treat a condition until it is life threatening or urgent argues against all common sense. We who work in primary care teaching our patients about lifestyle changes and guiding them with medications to help understand this best. Respectfully would allow providers trained and licensed to judge who needs what to do just that.

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