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Treat Modules

The Treat modules provide guidance on tailoring a weight-management plan to each individual patient’s needs, taking into account their insurance status, medical history, and cognititive or behavioral patterns. 

Treat Modules

The Treat modules provide guidance on tailoring a weight-management plan to each individual patient’s needs, taking into account their insurance status, medical history, and cognititive or behavioral patterns. 

These treatment modules are best viewed in desktop format, but to improve your viewing experience in mobile format, please watch these modules on the Rethink Obesity with Novo Nordisk YouTube Channel

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Dr. Robert Kushner and Dr. Michael Kaplan were compensated for their time spent consulting on the content of, and appearing in, these video series.

Billing and Coding Examples

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 nonpreventive obesity care.

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

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 nonpreventive obesity care.

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

Estimated time: 25-30 mins

Weight Gain–Inducing Medications

Weight Gain–Inducing Medications

Michael S. Kaplan, DO, ABOM

Dr. Kaplan discusses the importance of taking a comprehensive weight history by describing through a series of medication classes that are known to induce weight gain. Recognizing that most of these medications are related to the treatment of obesity-related comorbidities, he also describes which therapeutic alternatives may reduce weight gain.

1. Importance of taking a comprehensive weight history and medication list

2. Medications that promote weight gain

3. Treatment selection to prevent weight gain

4. Ask the expert #1

5. Ask the expert #2

6. Thought question #1

7. Thought question #2

8. Closing

9. References

Dr. Kaplan discusses the importance of taking a comprehensive weight history by describing through a series of medication classes that are known to induce weight gain. Recognizing that most of these medications are related to the treatment of obesity-related comorbidities, he also describes which therapeutic alternatives may reduce weight gain.

1. Importance of taking a comprehensive weight history and medication list

2. Medications that promote weight gain

3. Treatment selection to prevent weight gain

4. Ask the expert #1

5. Ask the expert #2

6. Thought question #1

7. Thought question #2

8. Closing

9. References

Estimated time: 10-15 mins

Selecting Treatment Options for Patients Who Require More Intensive Therapy

Selecting Treatment Options for Patients Who Require More Intensive Therapy

Robert F. Kushner, MD

In this module, Dr. Kushner presents 4 hypothetical cases of patients with obesity. He discusses how to design obesity treatment plans that are tailored to a patient's history and medical risks, while focusing on psychosocial and intensified therapy.

1. Case 1: Dylan E

2. Case 2: Nicole F

3. Case 3: Jose G

4. Case 4: Elizabeth H

In this module, Dr. Kushner presents 4 hypothetical cases of patients with obesity. He discusses how to design obesity treatment plans that are tailored to a patient's history and medical risks, while focusing on psychosocial and intensified therapy.

1. Case 1: Dylan E

2. Case 2: Nicole F

3. Case 3: Jose G

4. Case 4: Elizabeth H

Estimated time: 30-35 mins

Developing an Effective Obesity Treatment Plan: Easily Enticed Eater, Exercise Struggler, and Self-Critic Behaviors

Developing an Effective Obesity Treatment Plan: Easily Enticed Eater, Exercise Struggler, and Self-Critic Behaviors

Robert F. Kushner, MD

In this module, Dr. Kushner reviews 3 of the 6 factors related to the behavioral, cognitive, and psychosocial factors of obesity that are identified in this module: Easily Enticed Eater, Exercise Struggler, and the Self-Critic. Each of these patient profiles is addressed with a specific approach to modifying lifestyle patterns.

1. Easily Enticed Eater

2. Exercise Struggler

3. Self-Critic

In this module, Dr. Kushner reviews 3 of the 6 factors related to the behavioral, cognitive, and psychosocial factors of obesity that are identified in this module: Easily Enticed Eater, Exercise Struggler, and the Self-Critic. Each of these patient profiles is addressed with a specific approach to modifying lifestyle patterns.

1. Easily Enticed Eater

2. Exercise Struggler

3. Self-Critic

 

Estimated time: 30-35 mins

Developing an Effective Obesity Treatment Plan: Convenient Diner, Fast Pacer, and All-or-Nothing Doer Behaviors

Developing an Effective Obesity Treatment Plan: Convenient Diner, Fast Pacer, and All-or-Nothing Doer Behaviors

Robert F. Kushner, MD

In this module, Dr. Kushner reviews 3 of the 6 factors related to the behavioral, cognitive, and psychosocial factors of obesity that are identified in this module: Convenient Diner, Fast Pacer, and All-or-Nothing Doer. Each of these patient profiles is addressed with a specific approach to modifying lifestyle patterns.

1. Convenient Diner/Fast Pacer #1

2. Convenient Diner/Fast Pacer #2

3. All-or-Nothing Doer

In this module, Dr. Kushner reviews 3 of the 6 factors related to the behavioral, cognitive, and psychosocial factors of obesity that are identified in this module: Convenient Diner, Fast Pacer, and All-or-Nothing Doer. Each of these patient profiles is addressed with a specific approach to modifying lifestyle patterns.

1. Convenient Diner/Fast Pacer #1

2. Convenient Diner/Fast Pacer #2

3. All-or-Nothing Doer

Estimated time: 30 mins

Talking About Medication and Surgical Treatment Options With Patients With Obesity

Talking About Medication and Surgical Treatment Options With Patients With Obesity

Robert F. Kushner, MD

The journeys of patients with obesity vary, and they may reach a point that requires selecting pharmacotherapy or bariatric surgery. In this module, Dr. Kushner walks through several hypothetical patient cases in which he will utilize patient-centered techniques to guide his discussions and work with patients to create a shared-decision plan.

1. Treatments

2. Pharmacotherapy

3. Bariatric surgery

4. Decision-making

The journeys of patients with obesity vary, and they may reach a point that requires selecting pharmacotherapy or bariatric surgery. In this module, Dr. Kushner walks through several hypothetical patient cases in which he will utilize patient-centered techniques to guide his discussions and work with patients to create a shared-decision plan.

1. Treatments

2. Pharmacotherapy

3. Bariatric surgery

4. Decision-making

Estimated time: 25 mins

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