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What’s the clinical criteria to receive Wegovy for weight loss?

The clinical criteria or approval criteria or medical necessity for Wegovy for weight loss would typically include the following:

- Patient must be an adult who is overweight or has obesity.

- Patient must have tried and failed to achieve weight loss through lifestyle modifications such as diet and exercise alone.

- Patient must have a body mass index (BMI) above a certain threshold, usually 30 kg/m² for obesity or 27 kg/m² with comorbidities.

- Patient must be motivated to lose weight and committed to participating in a comprehensive weight loss program that includes a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity.

These criteria may vary depending on the specific guidelines of the healthcare provider or insurance company.

2. A claim for Wegovy for weight loss may be denied if:

- The patient does not meet the clinical criteria mentioned above, such as being below the required BMI threshold or not having tried lifestyle modifications before.

- The patient's insurance plan does not cover medications for weight management or specifically excludes coverage for Wegovy.

- The claim is submitted with incomplete or inaccurate information, leading to a denial based on administrative reasons.

It is important to note that individual insurance plans and policies may have their own specific requirements and coverage limitations, so it is always advisable to check with the insurance provider directly to determine if Wegovy will be covered.

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