Life and Everyday

Iowa Medicaid and bariatric surgery!!

All I can say is AMEN!!!!

Patients and families of Iowa health Des Moines,


I would like to thank you all for your effort in helping our government realize the importance of bariatric surgery for the treatment of obesity as well as many other diseases. I wanted to let you know that we received word this morning from Nancy Freudenberg with Iowa Medicaid informing us that the proposed rule to eliminate coverage of bariatric procedures has been pulled.  She said the Governor and Medicaid Director met yesterday and decided to not move forward with the cost containment rule for bariatric procedures.  She said this rule would not be on the August agenda for the Council on Human Services or the ARRC.  Please continue to send your letters.

Please let us know if you have any questions


Janelle Heusinger RD/LD

Iowa Health Des Moines

Weight Loss Specialists



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