obesity counseling

Pam Brooks

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Hi, Sue. According to the CMS memo (December 1, 2011), this is covered for eligible beneficiaries when performed by a primary care provider in a primary care setting. Check out CR R0409CP and R142NCD, as well as MLM article MM7641.

NHIC sent out a memo on 12/1/11, that indicates the same.

What a Medicare geek I am that I have this stuff on my desk (!)

Have a good weekend. Pam
 

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Obesity counseling

I agree with Pam. I do billing for both PCP and cardio, so I looked into this for them. My one cardio doc will bill because he is both internist and cardio. I told the others in my cardio group not to bill it. I haven't seen any claims go through yet.
 

Pam Brooks

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@ Sue...it was a bit bumpy, but I slept most of the way.

Looking forward to Orlando! (my favorite place on earth!!)
 

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Getting Paid for Obesity Counseling?

I agree with Pam. I do billing for both PCP and cardio, so I looked into this for them. My one cardio doc will bill because he is both internist and cardio. I told the others in my cardio group not to bill it. I haven't seen any claims go through yet.
I'm wondering if you've seen these payments (your original post was a few months ago). I'm trying to see if anyone besides Medicare is paying for this counseling.
 
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