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Understanding Proper Documentation to Better Improve Patient Care Module
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Estimated time: 14 mins

Understanding Proper Documentation to Better Improve Patient Care—Overview

Michael S. Kaplan, DO, ABOM


Proper weight management by a primary health care team is crucial for improving care, tracking patient progress, and reassessing a management plan. In this module, Dr. Kaplan discusses the value of using the 5As framework to document obesity care.


Chapters

1. Providing obesity care in the clinic

2. Overview of insurance coverage for obesity

3. Closing

4. References

Understanding Proper Documentation to Better Improve Patient Care - Commercial Insurance Module
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Estimated time: 10 mins

Understanding Proper Documentation to Better Improve Patient Care—Commercial Insurance

Michael S. Kaplan, DO, ABOM

Insurance plans often vary in coverage for the many elements of obesity care. In this module, Dr. Kaplan discusses the importance of having a better understanding of commercial insurance and understanding the role of employers in providing insurance that covers obesity care.


Chapters

1. The employer’s role in commercial insurance

2. Proper commercial insurance documentation principles

3. State employee insurance plans

4. Closing

5. References

Understanding Proper Documentation to Better Improve Patient Care - Medicare and Medicaid Module
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Estimated time: 20 mins

Understanding Proper Documentation to Better Improve Patient Care—Medicare and Medicaid

Michael S. Kaplan, DO, ABOM

Dr. Kaplan details how proper documentation of a patient’s weight-management history impacts the availability of various health care services provided by Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.


Chapters

1. Affordable Care Act

2. Medicare benefits

3. Proper Medicare documentation principles

4. Preventative vs non-preventative obesity services

5. Medicaid benefits

6. Closing

7. References

Practical Approaches: Billing and Coding Examples Module
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Estimated time: 30 mins

Practical Approaches: Billing and Coding Examples

Michael S. Kaplan, DO, ABOM

Dr. Kaplan explains the key information that should be included in reimbursement claims for obesity counseling. He also provides several examples of submitting claims to Medicare and commercial insurance providers for preventive and non-preventive obesity care.


Chapters

1. Key coding information

2. Medicare reimbursement

3. Commercial insurance: preventive care

4. Commercial insurance: nonpreventive care

5. Thought question

6. Ask the expert

7. Closing

8. References

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