Medicare Intensive Behavioral Therapy for Obesity: Who, What, and Why

by Instructor: Dale Ames Kline, MS, RD, LD

$26.00

i 1.50 CEH

Course Overview

Your patients are coming to you for help with obesity. They are desperate and do not know where to turn. Do you have the skills or the program to help them successfully lose weight and keep it off? While there is no consensus as to what constitutes "successful" weight loss, we do know that a weight loss of 5% to 10% improves health. To help provide patients with personalized plans of care and intervention strategies, healthcare professionals need to understand how to help people manage obesity, while taking their individual situations and needs into consideration. The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has begun reimbursing providers for intensive behavioral therapy for obesity, but many healthcare providers are unsure how to handle it.

About the Course Author

Dale Ames Kline, MS, RD, LD, has created continuing education programs since 1984. A former hospital chief clinical dietitian and nutrition educator in a state WIC program, she has written, edited, and presented numerous continuing education seminars and home study courses and has lectured before international, national, state, and local groups of medical, fitness, and nutrition professionals. Kline has been active in local, state, and regional dietetics associations; was named "Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year" in 1984; and was awarded "Outstanding Nutrition Entrepreneur of the Year" in 2001 by the Nutrition Entrepreneurs Practice Group. She was elected as a Professional Issues Delegate to the House of Delegates of ADA in 2003. Kline resides in Upstate New York and the U.S. Virgin Islands; she holds a BA from Tufts University and an MS from the University of Missouri. Dale Ames Kline, MS, RD, LD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Certificates provided by accrediting body (8 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    1.50HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC 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.


  • California Board of Registered Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Certified Health Education Specialist

    1.50HOURS

    Sponsored by Relias LLC, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.5 total Category I continuing education contact hours.


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-60197
  • Hours:

    1.50
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2021-12-17
  • Learning Objectives:

    Assess medical, diet, lifestyle, and readiness-to-change information gathered from clients and use that information to develop an individualized treatment plan; Explain the scope of the obesity epidemic, its causes, and consequences for the person and society; Identify the Medicare-required components of a program for intensive behavioral therapy for obesity
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Health Educators; Level II level Dietitians; Nurses; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.
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