• The American Medical Association granted category III CPT codes for health & wellness coaching in 2019, effective January 1, 2020. To learn more, click here.
  • CPT codes are used in the medical industry to report medical, surgical, and diagnostic procedures to entities like physicians, health insurance companies, and accreditation organizations. These codes are used in conjunction with diagnostic codes, and they’re required to get insurance reimbursement. The AMA noted that only health professionals certified by the NBHWC or the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC) can use the new codes.
How home monitoring and patient coaches led to 91% BP control. To Learn more click here

According to Harvard Health Publishing – Harvard Medical School: Read More

Is there evidence that coaching works?

Coaching is effective for people managing a variety of health conditions. According to a recent study, coaching “results in clinically relevant improvements in multiple biomarker risk factors (including systolic and diastolic blood pressure, total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, triglycerides, fasting glucose, body weight, body mass index, waist circumference, and cardiorespiratory fitness) in diverse populations.” Coaching has also helped improve health-related quality of life and reduced hospital admissions in patients with COPD. No wonder some doctors’ offices are offering it, some insurance companies are paying for it, and private companies are even starting to offer coaching to their employees in order to lower their healthcare costs.

Is there evidence that coaching works?

Read the article under the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
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Clinical Effectiveness of Lifestyle Health Coaching

Case Study of an Evidence-Based Program

Neil F. Gordon, MD, PhD, MPH, Richard D. Salmon, DDS, MBA, Brenda S. Wright, PhD, George C. Faircloth, MBA, MHA, Kevin S. Reid, MA, and Terri L. Gordon, MPH

The CDC lists a Lifestyle Coach Facilitation Guide Here: Read PDF.

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