How to Get Paid Treating Medical Obesity for Physician Offices
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How to Get Paid Treating Medical Obesity for Physician Offices

Upcoming Webinar that many Obesity Physicians and Offices are Still Confused on How to Get Paid for their Obesity Services! You Don’t Want to Miss this Webinar on Obesity Services Reimbursement AUG 31, 2017 Thursday 2:00PM (EST) JOIN THE WEBINAR RIGHT FROM YOUR OFFICE. NO TRAVEL OR HOTEL STAY REQUIRED. What’s Inside the Webinar? Getting Paid for Physician Obesity Services – August 31, 2017 at 2:00PM (EST) – 90 Minutes Live “Obesity, a common and costly health issue, affects more than one-third of adults and 17 percent of youth in the United States. “ –  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention By the numbers, 78 million adults and 12 million children are obese—figures many regard as an epidemic. Being obese increases the risk for heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes—the first, fourth and seventh leading causes of death, respectively—and contributes to more than one in five cancer-related deaths. Obesity-related health care spending continues to grow, with researchers estimating medical costs at $147 billion annually, including $7 billion for Medicare prescription drugs. The American Medical Association recognized obesity as a disease in 2013 and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended obesity prevention, assessment and patient counseling in 2007. Medicare first recognized obesity as a medical condition in 2004 and began covering interventions when scientific evidence demonstrated their effectiveness. In 2011, Medicare issued a Coverage Decision memorandum outlining requirements for intensive behavioral counseling and therapy for beneficiaries affected by obesity. As of January 2012, Medicare and most private insurers cover obesity screening and behavioral counseling. In addition, as of Jan.1, 2014, the ACA requires: No consumer cost- sharing. Most insurance plans in all 50 states are required to cover certain services with no cost-sharing, including obesity screening and counseling for all adults and children. This includes no annual deductible amount, no enrollee copayments or coinsurance.Premium surcharges for being obese are prohibited in most insurance policies in all 50 states, including those sold through exchanges. Learning Objectives Apply Proper Billing and Coding for Behavioral Obesity Services Understand Comorbidity E/M with and Time-based Behavioral Counseling Describe Incident-to Physician’s Billing Describe the role of a Dietician or Nutritionist Understand different scenarios in the practice with Obesity Services (Face-to-Face Individual versus Group) Understand how to identify and bill for TeleHealth Medicine Encounter Describe the role of other Non-Physician Services (NP, PA) Understand the Medicare and Commercial Insurance Documentation, Determination and Utilization Guidelines Who Should Attend this Webinar? Primary Care Providers: General Practice Family Practice Internal Medicine Obstetrics/Gynecology Pediatric Medicine Geriatric Medicine Nurse Practitioner Physician Assistant OTHER SPECIALTY: Gastroenterologists Pain Management Physicians PM & R Physicians Opthalmologists Neurologists Psychiatrists Bariatric Surgeons The presenter will be discussing...

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