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A Guide to Group Visits for Chronic Conditions Affected by Overweight and Obesity


Group medical visits for conditions caused or affected by poor fitness habits offer an opportunity to provide patients with accurate information on nutrition, physical activity, and emotional well-being. This guide provides physicians with detailed information about group visits and includes instructions, tips, and checklists to assist in preparing, conducting, and billing for group visits.

In addition, the guide includes samples of the following materials:
  • Script for recruitment calls
  • Invitation letter to patients
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) notice
  • Fitness prescription
  • Progress note
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American Academy of Family Physicians; Americans in Motion - Healthy Interventions

Funding Sources

American Academy of Family Physicians; AAFP Foundation; Campbell's Center for Nutrition & Wellness; McDonalds Corporation; National Dairy Council; PepsiCo, Inc.

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  • Original Summary: 07/2011
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Last updated: November 06, 2013.