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Can Dietitians Diagnose?

Understanding the Role of Dietitians Registered dietitian nutritionists are healthcare professionals who specialize in nutrition and dietary management. They are trained to provide evidence-based nutrition guidance and help manage various health conditions through medical nutrition therapy. Can Dietitians Diagnose Medical Conditions? No, dietitians cannot diagnose patients with medical conditions. Dietitians are knowledgeable about the criteria

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Procedure Code G0446: Description and Billing

What is the Description of HCPCS G0446? HCPCS code G0446 is for “annual, face-to-face intensive behavioral therapy for cardiovascular disease, individual, 15 minutes.” What is Intensive Behavioral Therapy for Cardiovascular Disease? Intensive Behavioral Therapy (IBT) for cardiovascular disease is a preventive benefit for all Medicare beneficiaries. The service involves: Who Can Bill IBT for Cardiovascular

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Procedure Codes G0447 & G0473: Billing for Intensive Behavioral Therapy for Obesity

What is Intensive Behavioral Therapy for Obesity? Intensive Behavioral Therapy (IBT) for obesity is a preventive benefit for Medicare beneficiaries that have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater. The service involves a nutrition assessment, as well as interventions on diet and exercise, for weight loss. Who Can Bill IBT for Obesity? IBT

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