Uptake of Obesity Intensive Behavioral Treatment Codes in Medicare Beneficiaries, 2012–2015

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Dewar, S., Bynum, J. & Batsis, J.A. Uptake of Obesity Intensive Behavioral Treatment Codes in Medicare Beneficiaries, 2012–2015. J GEN INTERN MED 35, 368–370 (2020).

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