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
- Physicians can incorporate their time spent counseling patients
on nutrition into time-based billing.
- RDs and physicians working together can help optimize patient
For more, visit www.acc.org/CardioNutrition.