Many internists are not discussing obesity and weight loss with their patients, even though they have the best opportunity to offer counseling about diet and new drugs that are now available ... Obesity researcher Sara Bleich, PhD, knows firsthand the
Reimbursement for obesity counseling: So what? Medicare recently announced new regulations that authorize reimbursement for obesity management counseling by physicians. ... So what, exactly, does reimbursement for obesity counseling give us? It can help
In the following video, Dr. Hynes discusses widespread interest among internists in obesity counseling. ... Hynes. Obesity counseling can result in life-changing outcomes, Dr. Hynes explains in the following video.
Many studies confirm the value of tobacco and obesity counseling and the importance of blood pressure checks in disease prevention. ... Examples include screening of asymptomatic women for ovarian cancer and intensive obesity counseling.
Alcohol, depression, sexually transmitted diseases and obesity therapy are now covered within the primary care setting. ... The obesity counseling should be reported with the new HCPCS code G0447 (face-to-face behavioral counseling for obesity, 15 minutes
Overnutrition is just as critical an issue for internists, if not more so, given the epidemic of obesity, Dr. ... disease. Dr. Jensen said dietitian services for obesity counseling are sometimes covered as well.
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