The OAC has been closely monitoring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on patients. Across the country, elective surgeries, procedures and appointments are being delayed as staff and resources are needed in the treatment of the virus. We know that many of you are seeking bariatric surgery and are currently part of a medical weight management program with pre-surgical requirements.
As always, the OAC is here to support you. That is why we are asking insurance providers to suspend their pre-surgical requirements during this time and ensure that patients are not penalized for the impact that COVID-19 is having nationwide.
To read a template of our letter, please click on the image included on this page.