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Check the payer first when selecting codes for obesity counseling

Effective Feb 29, 2024
Published Mar 4, 2024
Last Reviewed Feb 29, 2024
Question: At our orthopedic practice we sometimes must postpone a patient’s total joint replacement because their BMI is too high. We either refer them back to their PCP for weight loss management or to a weight loss program at another facility. One of our providers is working to become certified in weight loss counseling, which would allow her to provide this service at our practice rather than referring the patients elsewhere. How would this service be billed?

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