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Nutrition Care Manual
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The Academy's Nutrition Care Manual is a comprehensive online resource that covers all aspects of nutrition management. NCM’s user-friendly resources include:

  • Disease-specific nutrition assessment, diagnosis, intervention, monitoring and evaluation recommendations.
  • Printable client handouts in English and Spanish.
  • Formulary database.
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Intensive Behavioral Counseling for Cardiovascular Disease: CMS Announces Final Decision

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has made a determination to cover an annual visit for intensive behavioral counseling for cardiovascular disease to promote a healthy diet. Despite ADA's advocacy to allow registered dietitians to provide and directly bill for nutrition services provided through this new Medicare preventive service, the decision ultimately limits the services to the primary care setting. RDs should work collaboratively with primary care providers to provide counseling; however, the services would be billed under the physician.

CMS concluded it lacks statutory authority to include RDs as providers outside of diabetes and end stage renal disease. It will likely require legislation to change the statute to include RDs as providers. CMS is strongly promoting models of coordinated, primary care led by the primary care provider. ADA is strategically working through a variety of initiatives to position RDs as providers of medical nutrition therapy in other disease conditions.

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