April 25, 2023 | Bilof's Corner
By Dr. Michael Bilof Unless you live under a large rock or never go on social media, you have no doubt heard about ‘miracle’ weight loss drugs. They are indeed quite effective. The two drugs getting most of the attention are semaglutide (Wegovy) and tirzepatide (Mounjaro). I will not get into the technical weeds of how they work, other than to say that they both appear to have a rather pronounced effect on appetite. That is, they decrease the patient’s appetite—eat less, lose weight! What You Need To Know About Weight Loss Drugs If you’re reading this you probably don’t
April 24, 2023 | Uncategorized
Blue Cross Blue Shield Expands Bariatric Coverage in New Jersey
At Garden State Bariatrics, we are dedicated to empowering people to live healthier lives—which is why we are excited to share news that will allow us to help even more people find weight loss success in New Jersey. Many health insurance plans offer some coverage for weight loss surgery, but each insurance plan has their own guidelines. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of New Jersey, which covers approximately 2.7 million people, has updated and expanded their bariatric coverage. New BCBS Guidelines for Bariatric Surgery in New Jersey Horizon BCBS of NJ recently announced that bariatric coverage will be available
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