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During the “Insiders” portion of Episode 132, Ms Digby describes morbid obesity as she guides the “Insiders” through the various definitions and perspectives on it.  She mentions a White Paper on this topic which you can download here.

Access the reference from NIH here.

During the live call she answers a concern about billing for a visit documented by a medical student in conjunction with the NP; is it billed as the NP? Our final question deals with an interrupted colonoscopy; should POS (place of service) be the clinic or the hospital to which the patient was taken?

Congratulations to JoAnna for winning the “mugging”! To watch episode 132, click this smiling mugshot from Candace. (Just so you know, the captions are not yet validated.)

Connect for Episode 133 on January 17, beginning at 10:10 am Eastern (7:10 am Pacific). You’ll find us on Free Conference Call HD,  Linked In, YouTube, and on Facebook.

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