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Obesity Care Advocacy Network Comment Letter on The Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set

March 13, 2020

"Given the high prevalence of obesity in the population, recognition and treatment are also critical. There are evidence-based interventions and treatments for obesity, including intensive behavioral therapy, pharmacotherapy and surgery, just as there are for other complex chronic diseases, the prevalence of which result from broader societal drivers. Among the many chronic diseases that have become widespread in modern society, obesity should not be singled out as having its prevention and treatment restricted to a non-medical approach. We urge that the final recommendations for updated HEDIS measures continue to include the ABA measure. Doing so will maintain consistency with the current recommendations of the USPSTF, align with the most up-to-date, evidence-based treatment standards for obesity,"

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