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Removing Surgical Centers of Excellence Criteria – Throwing the Baby out with Bathwater

Posted on June 29, 2013 by admin

The flaws in the current Centers of Excellence (COE) program are quite notable and the Michigan group’s data suggesting so are well known. However CMS considering throwing out COE (see links below) is ill-advised and premature. We all remember the ‘wild west’ times when there was NO designation in place to hold back the tide

Reality Check on Obesity Disease Designation

Posted on June 21, 2013 by admin

As a psychologist who has devoted his entire career to obesity treatment and research I am thrilled that obesity has finally begun to be legitimized by the AMA. I am hopeful it will lead to great things in our battle for improved public health. However, I am somewhat concerned by the overall impression in the