The Children’s Care Network’s Obesity Program

 

The TCCN Obesity Prevention and Treatment Program

Program Purpose: Diagnose, prevent, and treat childhood obesity by encouraging wellness and healthy habits for diet and exercise in all children. Our initial aim will be to document BMI percentile yearly for all children over the age of 2. By measuring BMI every year, pediatricians can track changes, offer suggestions and show parents objective evidence of their child’s growth.  

Program Objectives: The objectives of The Children’s Care Network (TCCN) Obesity Prevention and Treatment Quality Initiative are:

  • Encourage wellness and healthy habits for diet and exercise in all children
  • Document BMI percentage, height, weight, and blood pressure at all well visits
  • Incorporate obesity prevention messaging and wellness goal setting at all well child visits
  • Collect and document overweight and obesity-related labs at well child visits, including lipid panels (cholesterol), and liver enzymes and blood glucose for all patients with a BMI greater than the 85 percentile at well visits

As a clinically integrated network, our role is to assist you and provide you with the resources you need to successfully implement and manage this program within your practice. We will also be providing ongoing monthly updates on how you and your peers are performing within the identified guidelines and requirements of the Obesity Prevention and Treatment Program.


TCCN Program Requirement

As part of TCCN’s clinical integration and quality improvement efforts, all practices are required to:

  1. Watch the Obesity Prevention and Treatment Quality Initiative Video. Although TCCN encourages all providers to watch the video below, the requirement is that at least one provider per practice watch the video and return an attestation.  (See Program Materials for Attestation)
  2. Code for BMI percentile at well child visits of patients age 2-17. 
    • Z68.51 – BMI, pediatric <5th percentile for age
    • Z68.52 – 5th to 85th percentile for age
    • Z68.53 – 85th to 95th percentile for age
    • Z68.54 –  >95th percentile for age   

 

 

Additional Program Materials

  • The Primer -- detailed document to launch the program within the practice
  • Obesity Program Quick Start Guide-- a one-page guide to share with peers and staff identifying the BMI codes to use at well child visits of patients age 2-17
  • Video Attestation -- Please return a signed attestation once you watch the video. You will not receive credit for watching the video unless you return an attestation.

Please check back frequently to view updates and results of the TCCN Obesity Prevention and Treatment Program.
For more information or assistance, please contact your Quality Champion or one of the TCCN staff at 770-333-0033, ext. 212


The Children's Care Network
1584 Tullie Circle NE | Atlanta, GA 30329
Phone: 404-785-7935 |
thechildrenscarenetwork.org