A new study published in Health Affairs predicts that Medicare could save close to $7 billion over 13 years by offering weight management and lifestyle classes to people with prediabetes in the 5 years before they become eligible for Medicare. But wait…!
Although Medicare has enacted a new wellness benefit courtesy of the Affordable Health Care Act, it does not cover commercial weight management or smoking cessation classes.
Am I the only one out here who thinks there’s something VERY wrong with this picture??