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This month's newsletter is written by guest authors Ms. Caitlin P. Bailey and Dr. Melissa A. Napolitano. Ms.
The Roundtable on Obesity Solutions, established by the Institute of Medicine (IOM, now the Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) in 2014, followed 8 years of the IOM’s engagement with obesity.
A recent updated guidance sent to health insurance carriers that administer the Federal Employee Health Benefit (FEHB) has clarified that “carriers are not allowed to exclude anti-obesity medications from coverage based on a benefit exclusion or a carve out." This guidance is encouraging and should help in our efforts to increase the number of h