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Treatment of OBESITY
Please note section 40.5 has been removed from the NCD Manual and incorporated into NCD 100.1.
10/2004 - Revised language to address coverage of particular care and services rather than definition of illness. Language change did not directly affect current Medicare coverage. Services are covered only when an integral and necessary part of a course of treatment for medical condition. Treatment unrelated to such medical condition remains non-covered. Effective and implementation dates 10/01/2004. (TN 23) (CR 3502)
04/2006 - Revised language to include reference to covered surgical procedures. Effective date: 02/21/2006 (TN 54) CR5013
12/2013 - (Rev.158, Issued: 12-23-13, Effective: 09-24-13, Implementation: 12-17-13)
This NCD has been or is currently being reviewed under the National Coverage
Determination process. The following are existing associations with NCAs, from the National
Coverage Analyses database.