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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9/26/23  9:10 am
Commenter: Dr. Nakeshia Lynn Mouzon

GLP criteria

The criteria of 27 BMI has been effective in treating comorbidities for HTN, Chol, Sleep Apnea, and pre-DM, and weight reduction in patients, increasing self-confidence, and decreasing depression issues. Changing this criterion is taking a step back in healthcare and medicine . Please don't change the criteria as this has made a significant impact for patients' overall health outcomes. 

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