CMS (Center for Medicare & Medicaid Service) & the COE


Staff member
Effective for dates of service on and after September 24, 2013, CMS no longer requires that covered bariatric surgery procedures be performed in facilities that are certified. CMS will continue to update this webpage with facility certification information prior to September 24, 2013.

That means that for those having surgery thru Medicare or Medicaid no longer have to use a COE (Center of Excellence).