Implementing Practice Changes to Support Effective Obesity Management

Obesity is a chronic disease that results in multiple complications and yet is rarely addressed in a systematic way in healthcare. This module is designed to prepare PAs to effectively care for patients affected by obesity. 

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  • Perform an assessment of current practices and resources for providing obesity care. Identify gaps in practice and formulate plans to close them.
  • Identify and perform relationships with key external resources.
  • List the requirements for reimbursement for intensive behavioral therapy under Medicare.
  • Design a plan of care that takes available resources into account.