Obesity Management: A 911 Call to  American  Healthcare - RD173

Obesity Management: A 911 Call to American Healthcare

by Dale Ames Kline, MS, RD, LD and James F. Ross, PT, DPT, CSCS and Dawn Demangone-Yoon, MD and Esther Kim, PharmD and Paul B Davidson, PhD and Patricia Novak, MPH, RD, LD, CLE and Maria Morales, MSN, RN
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This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (12.00 CPEU)

Price: $199.00
CE-PRO Price: $99.50


Weight loss does not have to be dramatic to be beneficial, just a 5% weight loss can have a profound impact on health. But do primary care providers know how to deliver obesity counseling? Do they know what works to achieve and maintain the 5% weight loss over time? In many cases the answer is no. This interprofessional course takes a step-by-step approach to setting up an Intensive Behavioral Therapy for Obesity CMS-approved program for those new to obesity counseling and for those with experience. It includes billing information, documentation requirements, forms for nutrition assessment, readiness to change, physical activity, and how to individualize a treatment program to achieve success. A 40+ page resource guide contains forms and educational handouts to ease the burden of developing a program from the ground up and how to work together as a team to improve outcomes.


The goal of this course is to educate healthcare providers about causes and consequences of obesity and provide them with the tools necessary to implement a Medicare-compliant program for Intensive Behavioral Therapy for Obesity. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Explain the scope of the obesity epidemic, its causes, and the health, social, economic and psychological consequences on the person and society
  • Describe various weight-loss options, including diets, exercise, medication, and surgery, and choose the best treatment for your client
  • Identify the Medicare-required components of a program for Intensive Behavioral Therapy for Obesity and how to get reimbursement
  • Assess medical, diet, lifestyle and readiness to change information gathered from clients and use that information to develop an individualized treatment plan
  • Develop individualized diet and exercise plans for clients, monitor the clients’ progress and make adjustments as needed
  • Define weight-loss success, explain the most common roadblocks to success and develop a strategy to overcome those roadblocks
  • Describe SMART goals, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and demonstrate how each can increase weight loss counseling success.
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Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including dietitians, health educators, nurses, pharmacists, physicians and social workers.
Dietitians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.continuingeducation.com or Nurse.com. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
Relias LLC, is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program or materials. This course is a level 2 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 1070, 7020, 7090, 7190, 7200 and performance indicators of 1.2.2, 2.3.2, 4.2.7, 8.1.5, 8.2.5, 8.3.3, 8.3.6, 8.3.7, 10.1.2, 10.2.2, 10.2.9, 14.2.7.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 7/24/2013
Date of Most Recent Review: 12/31/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/31/2023

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


For Florida professionals:

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Kelly R - Berea, KY  ·  Nov 12, 2019
helpful refresher, will be able to work with obesity members and recommend reasonable changes
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Dolores C - granada hills, CA  ·  Oct 19, 2019
excellent,very helpful,interesting will recommend to my friends and colleagues
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REBECCA H - Suwanee, GA  ·  Oct 15, 2019
Relevant topic to today's clinicians
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Melanie W - ,  ·  Oct 14, 2019
Good course for obesity management
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MARIAN A - edison, NJ  ·  Oct 09, 2019
very knowledgeable and understandable
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Price: $199.00
CE-PRO Price: $99.50