New codes added 7/1/2015, effective 10/1/2015

2080B0002X 2083B0002X
Under the Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine the following code was added:

Obesity Medicine
A physician who specializes in the treatment of obesity demonstrates competency in and a thorough understanding of the treatment of obesity and the genetic, biologic, environmental, social, and behavioral factors that contribute to obesity. The obesity medicine physician employs therapeutic interventions including diet, physical activity, behavioral change, and pharmacotherapy. The obesity medicine physician utilizes a comprehensive approach, and may include additional resources such as dietitians, exercise physiologists, mental health professionals and bariatric surgeons as indicated to achieve optimal results. Additionally, the obesity medicine physician maintains competency in providing pre- peri- and post-surgical care of bariatric surgery patients, promotes the prevention of obesity, and advocates for those who suffer from obesity.

Source: American Board of Obesity Medicine

Additional Resource: American Society of Bariatric Physicians,

Under the Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians; Internal Medicine the following code was added:

Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
Specialists in Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology would participate in the inpatient and outpatient management of patients with advanced heart failure across the spectrum from consideration for high-risk cardiac surgery, cardiac transplantation, or mechanical circulatory support, to pre-and post-operative evaluation and management of patients with cardiac transplants and mechanical support devices, and end-of-life care for patients with end-stage heart failure.

Source: American Board of Internal Medicine,

Under the Pharmacy Service Providers; Pharmacist the following code was added:

Ambulatory Care
A licensed pharmacist who has demonstrated specialized knowledge and skill in the provision of integrated, accessible health care services by pharmacists and is accountable for addressing medication needs, developing sustained partnerships with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community.

Source: Board of Pharmacy Specialties,