The Direct and Indirect Cost Implications of Coverage for Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding (LAGB)

This activity is not approved for continuing education credits.

A continuing medical education activity sponsored by NAMCP and AAMCN.

This activity is an archive of the live session held at the 2010 Fall Managed Care Forum.

 

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This activity is supported by an educational grant from Allergan

Audience: This activity is intended for healthcare professionals practicing in managed care environments.

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Description
We all know that obesity and diabetes are on the rise in every state and nation. There are conclusions that a reduction in weight will improve outcomes in diabetes, but laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding has cost. This session review claims data with a look at potential cost savings and improved outcomes.

This activity is educational but not accredited for continuing education credits. However, a certificate of participation will be sent on completion of the evaluation form.

Upon Completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
  • Discuss the economic implications of coverage of LAGB

  • Describe the impact on diabetes after LAGB
     

Faculty: Eric Finkelstein
Duke-NUS University, Singapore
  This activity is educational but not accredited for continuing education credits. However, a certificate of participation will be sent on completion of the evaluation form.

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This activity is supported by an educational grant from Allergan
 

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