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Iowa Weight Loss Specialists Named Center of Excellence by UnitedHealthcare

October 1, 2017

Iowa Weight Loss Specialists has been named a Center of Excellence from UnitedHealthcare.

UnitedHealthcare is one of the leaders in identifying Centers of Excellence (COEs) that use evidence-based, quality-of-care protocols to help deliver cost-effective care for complex medical procedures at leading treatment centers. Members who seek care from a COE may benefit from:

  • A rigorous review process and criteria
  • Deep contractual savings
  • Improved outcomes that may contribute to cost savings
  • Effective benefit design
  • Dedicated member support by specialized clinicians
  • Lower rates of readmission and post-surgical complications, than other hospitals and surgery centers

COEs supporting UnitedHealthcare’s Complex Medical Conditions programs, include:

Bariatric Resource Services (BRS):
Our BRS COEs yield proven results at reducing the long-term personal, clinical and economic costs of obesity.  UnitedHealthcare’s Bariatric COEs network have fewer complications and readmissions based on superior surgery programs with COE surgeons and centers to help minimize mortality rate, initial procedure rates, reoperation rate, readmission rate, catastrophic surgical outcomes complication cost and length of stay. The solution is also designed to provide an improved member experience, supporting care coordination, and promoting improved surgical outcomes. Dedicated nurse case managers have expertise and insights into bariatric patients and their comorbid conditions. Furthermore, the clinical team promotes lifelong behavioral and dietary changes.

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