Julie is a 54-year-old woman who is 5'4" tall and weighs 177 lbs. She is postmenopausal, and her medical history consists of hypertension, type 2 diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, osteoarthritis of both knees, and depression. Julie's family physician calculates her BMI to be 30.4. Julie is obese. Her physician discusses this with her and establishes a follow-up plan.
Identifying and addressing Julie's obesity now can lead to significant improvements in many areas of her health. If Julie loses even a little bit of weight she can improve her chances of living a long, healthy life.
|0421||Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a calculate BMI documented in the medical record, and if the most recent BMI is outside the parameters, a follow-up plan is documented.||Patients with:
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Produced by Meaningful Use Quality Workgroup - February 19, 2013