What constitutes a medical weight loss program?

Insurance companies have different guidelines for the medical weight loss program. Typically they will require a certain time frame such as 6 months, of a medically supervised weight loss program. This means that you must have 6 consecutive visits with a physician. The physician must document your weight, go over your diet, exercise and behavior. Some insurances do require that you actually meet with a Dietitian, Exercise Physiologist and Behaviorist. The insurance companies may also require that the weight loss attempts happened within the previous, 2, 3 or 4 years. You should check with your insurance company to see what their requirements are.