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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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ADA Meets with CMS Regarding Payment for Intensive Behavioral Counseling for Obesity

ADA staff met last week with officials of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services who are tasked with developing the payment structure for the new coverage for intensive behavioral counseling for obesity. CMS had made a determination to cover screening and intensive behavioral counseling for obesity by primary care providers in settings such as physicians' offices for Medicare beneficiaries with a body mass index of at least 30 kg/m2. Based on conversations with CMS, ADA was expecting this decision and is strategically working through a variety of initiatives to position registered dietitians as providers of medical nutrition therapy in other disease conditions.

The decision means registered dietitians can provide services as auxiliary personnel in primary care settings and bill the service as "incident to" in accordance with CMS guidelines (42 CFR section 410.26(b) or 410.27).

Last week, ADA met with CMS regarding RD-provided medical nutrition therapy and detailed the amount of time and expertise necessary for its provision. ADA will continue to work with CMS to ensure members are best able to take advantage of the new opportunities that the obesity national coverage determination creates.

An email message from ADA President Sylvia A. Escott-Stump, MA, RD, LDN, and Chief Executive Officer Patricia M. Babjak will be sent to members this week with additional information and a call to action.

Read CMS' decision on the new national coverage determination.

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