Obesity Management: A 911 Call to American Healthcare - CMEZ173

Obesity Management: A 911 Call to American Healthcare

by Dale Ames Kline, MS, RD, LD and James F. Ross, PT, DPT, CSCS and Esther Kim, PharmD and Dawn Demangone-Yoon, MD and Maria Morales, MSN, RN and Paul B Davidson, PhD and Patricia Novak, MPH, RD, LD, CLE
(4.6 / 200 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Medicine (12.00 Credits)
Physician (12.00 Credits)

Price: $149.00
CE-PRO Price: $74.50


Weight loss does not have to be dramatic to be beneficial, just a 5% weight loss can have a profound impact on health. But do primary care providers know how to deliver obesity counseling? Do they know what works to achieve and maintain the 5% weight loss over time? In many cases the answer is no. This interprofessional course takes a step-by-step approach to setting up an Intensive Behavioral Therapy for Obesity CMS-approved program for those new to obesity counseling and for those with experience. It includes billing information, documentation requirements, forms for nutrition assessment, readiness to change, physical activity, and how to individualize a treatment program to achieve success. A 40+ page resource guide contains forms and educational handouts to ease the burden of developing a program from the ground up and how to work together as a team to improve outcomes.


The goal of this course is to educate healthcare providers about causes and consequences of obesity and provide them with the tools necessary to implement a Medicare-compliant program for Intensive Behavioral Therapy for Obesity. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Explain the scope of the obesity epidemic, its causes, and the health, social, economic and psychological consequences on the person and society
  • Describe various weight-loss options, including diets, exercise, medication, and surgery, and choose the best treatment for your client
  • Identify the Medicare-required components of a program for Intensive Behavioral Therapy for Obesity and how to get reimbursement
  • Assess medical, diet, lifestyle and readiness to change information gathered from clients and use that information to develop an individualized treatment plan
  • Develop individualized diet and exercise plans for clients, monitor the clients’ progress and make adjustments as needed
  • Define weight-loss success, explain the most common roadblocks to success and develop a strategy to overcome those roadblocks
  • Describe SMART goals, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and demonstrate how each can increase weight loss counseling success.
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Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including dietitians, health educators, nurses, pharmacists, physicians and social workers.
Physicians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.continuingeducation.com or Nurse.com. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
Jointly Accredited Provider logoIn support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning (a Relias LLC company) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Medicine, Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine, and Florida Physician Assistants (provider # FBN 50-1489).
Physician Continuing Education Credit
OnCourse Learning designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 12.0 AMA PRA category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Physician Assistant Continuing Education Credit
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 12.0 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.
There is no commercial support provided for this online educational activity.

Course Originally Released on: 7/24/2013
Date of Most Recent Review: 12/31/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/31/2023

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Kelly B - Moorpark, CA  ·  Jun 15, 2019
Great course! Thanks!
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Catherine C - Riverview, FL  ·  Mar 04, 2019
this course was informative and helpful to how I approach my patients care.
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John M - Sarasota, FL  ·  Jan 27, 2019
This course dispels the oversimplification of obesity.
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Boro G - orlando,, FL  ·  Jan 09, 2019
reinforce knowledge and clinical evaluation
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ino h - mIAMI bEACH , FL  ·  Jan 03, 2019
This was an excellent and extremely informative course
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Price: $149.00
CE-PRO Price: $74.50