ACC CardiaCast: CardioNutrition – How Do We Get Reimbursed For Nutrition Counseling?

We must keep the lights on, so how do we get reimbursed for nutrition counseling? In this episode, Robert Ostfeld, MD, MSc, FACC; Penny Kris-Etherton, PhD, RD; and Geeta Sikand, MA, RDN, CDE, CLS, discuss CardioNutrition on the front lines, including the following key takeaways:

  • Registered dieticians (RDs) can bill for medical nutrition therapy for a number of conditions when patients are referred to RDs by a physician.
  • The number of conditions RDs can bill for medical nutrition therapy would expand if the Medical Nutrition Therapy Act is passed into law.
  • Physicians can incorporate their time spent counseling patients on nutrition into time-based billing.
  • RDs and physicians working together can help optimize patient outcomes.

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Clinical Topics: Cardiovascular Care Team, Dyslipidemia, Prevention, Lipid Metabolism, Nonstatins, Diet

Keywords: CardiaCast, Nutritional Requirements, Life Style, Diet, Nutrition Policy, Guidelines as Topic, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, Primary Prevention, Fats, Dietary Fats, Fatty Acids, Omega-3, Fatty Acids, Omega-6, Diet, Ketogenic, Carbohydrates, Dietary Carbohydrates, Reimbursement, Incentive, Nutrition Therapy

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