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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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Health Care Reform Forum: Next Steps for Insurance Exchanges and Medicaid

Last week's Public Policy Panel Forum addressed essential health benefits packages and Medicaid expansion as part of health care reform. Discussion centered on an overview of the options available to all states following the Supreme Court ruling upholding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. Speakers included Academy staff members Marsha Schofield, MS, RD, director of nutrition services coverage; and Pepin Tuma, JD, director of regulatory affairs.

Affiliates are encouraged to take action, since states must determine the benchmark set of EHBs for plans sold in their respective state by September 2012. Academy leaders have already taken action in several states by providing oral and written comments in support of benchmark plans that provide coverage for medical nutrition therapy services, monitoring key committee meetings and establishing relationships with decision makers. These leaders have considered the status of their state agenda regarding health insurance exchanges and are seeking opportunities to encourage the inclusion of MNT.

Network with colleagues on your affiliate's Public Policy Panel to discuss strategies for ensuring the inclusion of MNT services and the RD in your state's EHB package. Contact your Reimbursement Representative or your State Regulatory Specialist to get involved.

Members can share success stories and seek help on this important issue from Marsha Schofield , including written letters and public comments and testimonies.


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