Dare County Quality Improvement Project for the Overweight and Obese Adult Patient

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Abstract: Obesity is a serious disease that has tripled in prevalence since the 1980s , it affects all Americans either directly or indirectly , and attributes to several serious comorbidities and premature death. While guidelines do currently exist , provider weight management counseling is inconsistent and far from ideal. After educating the staff in a primary care setting on the importance of identifying patients with BMIs > 25 and providing those identified with weight management counseling , the staff showed a sitewide improvement in the identification of abnormal BMIs with a 37% increase in the use of corresponding overweight and obesity diagnosis codes , an 8% increase in patient weight management counseling , and an 88% increase in the use of weight management counseling billing codes.

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Language: English
Date: 2019
Adult, Obesity, Overweight, BMI, Health Department, Dare County, America, United States, North Carolina, East Carolina University, Reimbursement, Weight Management, Education

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