Thursday, September 20, 2012

Obesity Targeted by the AMA

The AMA annual House of Delegates meeting considered a resolution that obesity should be classified as a disease on par with diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis with separate coding and reimbursement. Because of a divided opinion, the classification change was referred back to committee for further study. This was evidence that the AMA is taking the problem seriously, especially as a health hazard. See Family Practice News, July 2012, p. 18.

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