Provide individualized obesity assessment and patient-centered energy-balance counseling with MedGem Weight Management Solutions.
The MedGem Weight Management Practice Solution is a patient-centered, provider-guided solution for individual patient obesity assessment and implementation of energy-balance counseling in physician practices. This practice solution is designed to fulfill the minimum requirements for patient weight management as recently indicated the National Commission for Quality Assurance (NCQA), American Dietetic Association (ADA), National Institutes of Health (NIH) without placing burden on staff or operational resources in the physician practice.
MedGem Weight Management Intermediate provides primary care practices with a highly efficient and reimbursable model for obesity assessment and basic patient weight management counseling. The MedGem Weight Management Intermediate Practice Solution consists of a unique combination of MedGem Weight Management Intermediate PracticeWare, Microlife™s MedGem® device, and MedGem Analyzer software.
MedGem Weight Management Intermediate PracticeWare provides details for clinical staff workflow, obesity evaluation protocol, structured patient training, weight management counseling protocols and documentation, and recommended billing and reimbursement procedures.
Initiate a systematic and cost-effective program with MedGem Weight Management Intermediate Solution
Numerous studies point to the benefits of physician involvement in patient weight management, However, less than 40% of obese patient are counseled on weight reduction.1 Most physicians believe treating patient obesity is difficult, in-effective, not cost-effective, and burdensome on clinic time.
MedGem Weight Management Intermediate Practice Solutions address many of these barriers by delivering individualized obesity assessment and and systematic energy-balance program from
- A patient™s unique Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR).
- Patient-centered nutrition/activity plan that promotes patient-self-management.
- Didactic educational program that can be delivered individually or in a shared medical visit.
- Patient self-assessment questionnaires and professional scoring guide to help physicians adjust treatment options.
- Ancillary educational materials for patient and clinic staff.
1. Ko J, Brown D, Galuska D, et al. Weight loss advice U.S. obese adults receive from
healthcare professionals. Prev Med, 2008; 47(6): 587-592.