I recently posted about the “CMS Proposed Decision Memo for Intensive Behavioral Therapy for Obesity (coverage by Medicare)” and received this query. I don’t know the answer, so I’m posting it here to see about the wisdom/experience of the crowd. Please add what you know/what you’re doing in the comments!
(we are) trying to learn more about this is being done in the real world, post ACA. We’re just trying to learn the nuts and bolts to help providers get reimbursed for this service so that they will be encouraged to actually provide this counseling.
Incidentally, the final CMS Decision Memo for Intensive Behavioral Therapy for Obesity (CAG-00423N) – is now posted, feel free to look to it for reference, it discusses guidelines for coverage, along with the science behind the effectiveness for Intensive Behavioral Therapy for obesity (and there is documented effectiveness).