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ACC CardiaCast

Oct 1, 2021

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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