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Medicare Intensive Behavioral Therapy for Obesity - 60197
Medicare Intensive Behavioral Therapy for Obesity
Who, What, and Why

60197 l 1.50 contact hrs
by Dale Ames Kline, MS, RD, LD and Martha A. Tice, RN, MS
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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, participants will be able to:
  • Explain the scope of the obesity epidemic, its causes, and the consequences on the person and society
  • Identify the Medicare-required components of a program for Intensive Behavioral Therapy for Obesity.
  • Assess medical, diet, lifestyle and readiness to change information gathered from clients and use that information to develop an individualized treatment plan

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, dietitians, and health educators.
Nurses: 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 or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.

This course will be updated or discontinued on or before 2/26/2017

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