Medicare Lifts Blanket Exclusion On Covering Transgender Surgical Procedures

  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Departmental Appeals Board (DAB) announced Friday that it has overturned the Medicare policy of categorically excluding coverage for gender transition–related surgical procedures that are medically necessary for many transgender people. The DAB, an independent administrative entity within HHS, ruled that the ban is unreasonable and contrary(…)