Healthcare Performance Benchmarks
Healthcare Performance Benchmarks
July 20, 2011Vol. I. No. 28

Top 5 Reimbursable Services
for Weight Management

Reimbursable Services for Obesity & Weight Management This Week's Challenge: Increasingly, healthcare organizations are creating initiatives aimed at the 67 million obese and 85 million overweight Americans. We wanted to see which obesity and weight management services are reimbursable for adult populations. Click here to view a printable version of the chart.

What We Learned: The Healthcare Intelligence Network's Obesity & Weight Management e-survey conducted in April 2010 captured the efforts of more than 130 organizations in the prevention and reduction of obesity and related conditions and costs in their populations. According to survey respondents, the top five reimbursable services for adult participants in weight management programs are:

  • Nutrition counseling: 100 percent

  • Annual physician visits: 78.6 percent

  • Gastric bypass surgery: 57.1 percent

  • Preventive screenings: 57.1 percent

  • Weight management: 50 percent

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Excerpted from 2011 Benchmarks in Population Health Management: What's Working in Coaching, Weight Control and Tobacco Cessation, which takes a comprehensive look at industry activity in health coaching as a whole, then drills down to obesity management and tobacco cessation program data. The disease management data contained in this benchmarks report are derived from three separate surveys conducted in 2010 by the Healthcare Intelligence Network, to which a total of 425 organizations responded.

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