Gastric Bypass Surgery

My weight loss journey after Gastric Bypass surgery.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

IQ Test Required For Gastric Bypass Surgery?

As if getting your health insurance to approve your gastric bypass surgery was not hard enough, I just read an article that BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee is requiring IQ screening for all morbidly obese patients looking to undergo gastric bypass surgery. Now here is what BlueCross had to say:

"The term IQ test is misleading," Mary Thompson, spokeswoman for BlueCross Blue Shield of Tennessee, told "It really measures the patient's knowledge of the surgery itself and the eating and lifestyle changes necessary afterward."

If that's the case, maybe try changing the name!! Anyways, read the whole article HERE.