GHI emblem health weight loss NY

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If you or your loved ones have GHI Emblem Health insurance and are struggling to lose weight, you may be eligible for free help through your health care plan under the Affordable Care Act. As mandated by law, most health insurance plans, including Emblem Health GHI and all plans purchased through the Marketplace, now include obesity screening and counseling.

EmblemHealth GHI covers screening for obesity, recommending screening and treating all patients ages 2 and over annually for weight issues/obesity by using the Body Mass Index (BMI). BMI is a quick and easy way to determine if a person is overweight or obese and is recommended by various organizations, including the US Preventive Services Task Force, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

If you are overweight or obese, losing weight can lead to numerous health benefits, such as reducing the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers. EmblemHealth covers obesity counseling to help you change any unhealthy eating and exercise habits, leading to weight loss and a reduced chance of health problems.

W8MD's New York City offices are in network with EmblemHealth GHI, though not with HIP. All insurances are mandated by the Affordable Care Act to cover screening and treatment for obesity. While weight loss medication coverage depends on the employer, most plans exclude it.

If you have Aetna insurance, you are also covered for obesity screening and treatment under the Affordable Care Act. W8MD's weight loss program is in network with most Aetna plans in various areas, including Philadelphia, New York City, and New Jersey.

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W8MD Weight Loss, Sleep & Medspa Centers is a network of medical centers located in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and surrounding areas that provide comprehensive care for weight loss, sleep disorders, and aesthetic treatments.

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