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Value-Based Care for Bariatric Surgery
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Value based care for bariatric surgery

Value-based care is a healthcare model in which providers, including hospitals and physicians, are reimbursed based on patient health outcomes. Within value-based care agreements, providers are incentivized to help patients improve their health, lower the impact and incidence of chronic disease, and lead healthier lives. There is currently a major emphasis by both governmental (Medicare […]

With bariatric surgery comes the risk of developing nutritional deficiencies. Bariatric surgery alters the anatomy and digestive tract, playing a significant role in vitamin and nutrient levels post-operatively. These nutritional deficiencies after bariatric surgery can cause neurological disorders if left untreated.  A nutritional deficiency is most commonly a result of malnutrition caused by not eating […]

Obesity is a dangerous disease linked to over 60 medical conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, cancers, hypertension, and other serious illnesses. Combined with the health concerns associated with a higher body mass index (BMI), a relatively new study has found a link between brain volume and obesity.  In this UK-based research study, the team at Biobank examined […]

Obesity in America is a growing concern within the last several decades. With over 40% of the American population considered obese, bariatric surgeons and medical specialists are beginning to treat this condition as a disease and an epidemic that must be dealt with.  Obesity is a significant driver of healthcare costs and can negatively impact […]

Although the rate of obesity in America continues to rise, the number of bariatric procedures performed each year remains relatively flat. In Georgia, like most states, comprehensive weight loss programs are predominately, if not exclusively, located in metropolitan areas. This leaves patients in more rural communities without access to care unless they travel considerable distances.  […]

Obesity is impacting the healthcare system in many ways. Obesity is a significant driver of healthcare costs and can negatively impact a patient’s overall quality of life. Studies show obesity can reduce a patient’s life expectancy up to 10 years and significantly increases the risk for numerous leading causes of death, including diabetes, heart disease, […]

Live Healthy MD is a comprehensive bariatric surgery and medical weight loss clinic in Georgia, specializing in treating obesity. They opened in 2011 in the garden city, Augusta, Georgia, and were doing a fair number of bariatric surgeries each year. However, they operated like many other bariatric practices—solely focused on their surgery volume, not on […]

Obesity is a significant driver of healthcare costs and negatively impacts the bariatric market. Obesity is associated with leading causes of death, including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and some cancers and is the gateway to about 60 other health conditions. This results in health plans and systems having a higher cost of care when treating […]

Understanding the performance of your bariatric program is critical to your long-term growth and improvement in patient care. Yet, most bariatric providers and programs have little to no insight into how their staff is performing and how their patients navigate through the bariatric funnel (consult to surgery). Bariatric Program Reports to Measure Growth Whether you […]

The other day our team sat on a zoom call with a sales manager, and he asked us what we believe the top three features of a bariatric patient navigation system are. Without hesitation, we jumped right into telling him about the must-have features any effective patient navigation system should have. Top Features of a […]

My Weight Loss Testimonial My weight loss testimonial and story began in 2018. I had a Duodenal Switch on October 10, 2018 at Live Healthy MD in Augusta, GA. From the time I can remember, I have always been a heavier-set person. Growing up in Las Vegas with a lower-class family, eating healthy wasn’t a […]

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