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Healthcare flaw: Surgery is covered, counseling isn't

Posted Jan 26 2011 6:50pm

by Dina Overland, FierceHealthPayer

There are many problems with our healthcare system, but I think the frequent rejection of preventive services in favor of more complicated procedures that deliver more immediate results is a particularly egregious flaw. Case in point: Tennessee's Medicaid program, TennCare, covers bariatric surgery, but won't pay for a dietitian's counseling services. --Read the full article at FierceHealthPayer

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