University HealthCare Alliance

May 28, 2020

Optum Insider | Overweight, Obesity and Morbid Obesity

Documentation of body mass index (BMI) is a reportable healthcare quality measure. For the general population, an increased BMI correlates well with excess body fat. CMS will cover up to 22 preventive services and counseling for obesity visits per year; G0447 (Face-to-Face Behavioral Counseling for Obesity, 15 minutes) if the patient meets all requirements.

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