ARTICLE | Politics & Policy

CMS assessing obesity treatments

March 11, 2014 12:50 AM UTC

HHS's Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) released a draft topic refinement outlining the key questions and scope of a potential technology assessment on therapeutic options for obesity, including surgery, drugs and lifestyle interventions. CMS requested the topic refinement -- the first step in a potential technology assessment by AHRQ. CMS uses technology assessments to inform national coverage policies. ...