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(COSTA MESA, CA, June 29, 2020) – MedFit Classroom, a subsidiary of the nonprofit MedFit Education Foundation, announced that it will present a free webinar for the health & fitness industry, Fulfilling the Exercise Prescription Panel Discussion. The webinar will be presented live on Tuesday, July 7 at 10:00am PDT. Registrants can watch the live broadcast, or the recording at their convenience.
Historically health insurance companies provide coverage only for health-related services that they define or determine to be medically necessary. Medicare, for example, defines medically necessary as: “Services or supplies that are needed to diagnose or treat your medical condition and that meet accepted standards of medical practice.”
Now that certain health plans have determined that medical fitness is reimbursable and necessary for a patient’s health or to treat a diagnosed medical problem, can the supply meet the demand?
“This sector of the fitness industry has the largest growth potential,” said Lisa Dougherty, founder of the MedFit Education Foundation, “Having the right specialty education in place for fitness professionals to service medically necessary exercise or disease prevention, along with continued education, is what it will take to be a respected part of the health care continuum.”
The webinar will feature a five person panel of industry experts, discussing whether the medical fitness industry can meet the needs of this massive market, and how professionals can grow into the space and equip themselves for success.
- Debbie Bellenger: Health and Wellness Executive; 2017 IDEA Program Director of the Year Award recipient
- Mary Hoagland-Scher, MD: Board-Certified Family Physician; personal trainer & massage therapist educator
- Dan Mikeska DHSc: Founder of NOVA Medical Exercise; Adjunct faculty, A.T. Still University Kinesiology program
- David Rachal III, MBA: Founder & CEO of HEALTHEFIT; Medical Exercise Specialist
- Dezi Zevin, PA-C: Physician Assistant; Certified Personal Trainer and Health & Wellness Coach
To register for this webinar, visit https://bit.ly/ex-rx-freewebinar
About the MedFit Education Foundation (MFEF)
The MedFit Education Foundation (MFEF) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2017 to elevate the quality and amount of available education for fitness and allied healthcare professionals to learn how to best work with our aging population or those with medical conditions, chronic diseases or disabilities. medfited.org
About MedFit Classroom
Continuing education in the fitness and wellness industry is important, and professionals working with the medical conditions, chronic disease and seniors must have a higher level of knowledge and skill. MedFit Classroom offers online learning for fitness and allied health professionals to stay current on prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation for chronic disease, women’s health, the aging population through exercise and nutrition. medfitclassroom.org