Obesity behavioral therapy
If you have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more, Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers obesity screenings and behavioral counseling. Medicare covers this counseling if your primary care doctor or other primary care provider gives the counseling in a primary care setting (like a doctor's office), where they can coordinate your personalized prevention plan with your other care.
Your costs in Original Medicare
You pay nothing for this service if your primary care doctor or other primary care provider accepts assignment .
What it is
An initial screening for BMI, and behavioral therapy sessions that include a dietary assessment and counseling to help you lose weight by focusing on diet and exercise.