THIS PROGRAM IS DESIGNED FOR MEDICARE PATIENTS
Medicare beneficiaries with obesity are eligible for a series of face-to-face visits, and for these services, the Medicare Part B deductible and coinsurance are waived!
This program is covered by most Medicare insurances and includes up to 20 visits in one year. A referral from a doctor and a BMI>30 is needed to begin the program. The program focuses on lifestyle and behavior change. The program includes the following:
- Meal Planning
- Healthy Eating While Dining Out
- Grocery Shopping Tips
- Healthy Cooking Substitutions
- Mindful Eating
- Healthy Ways to Manage Stress
If you have lost at least 6.6 pounds during the first six months, you can have an additional six face-to-face visits monthly (months seven through twelve)
If you don’t hit the required target of 6.6 pounds by the end of the first six months, you will still get another opportunity, but you have to wait six months before Medicare will pay for you to try again. There is no limit to how many attempts you can make, provided your BMI is still 30 or greater and six months have gone by since the last attempt.
Counseling visits include measuring your BMI, assessing your diet, and providing intensive behavior counseling and therapy with interventions aimed at helping you lose weight and keep it off!
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