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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9/21/23  9:30 am
Commenter: Nathaniel Sann

Proposed changes are not inline with current evidence based literature and recommendations

The proposed changes are not in line with current literature that supports access to care to treat the disease of obesity. Making changes that are discriminating toward patients who are affected by the disease of obesity and therefore restricts access to care to medical treatment.  This is not keeping with current medical Scientific base guidelines or FDA guidelines are indications for pharmacotherapy.  The medical and financial costs to delaying therapy should also be considered when making such policy decisions.

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