The activity is jointly provided by AMCP, Impact Education and the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine.
Statement of Need/Program Overview
Obesity is a health care epidemic and one of the major drivers of health care costs in the United States. Excess adiposity affects most organ systems and obesity is linked to a wide range of comorbidities, including hypertension, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers. When aggregated across payers, obesity accounts for approximately 9.1% of total medical expenditures.
The first track of “The Heavy Burden of Obesity Management in Health Care” series, will look at the direct and indirect costs for obesity, barriers to obesity disease management, and strategies managed care professionals can use to combat barriers and improve patient outcomes. Track 2 examines the currently available and emerging obesity treatment options as well as two case studies.