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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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The Nutrition Care Process in Pediatric Practice

The Nutrition Care Process in Pediatric Practice

This easy-to use guide shows how to incorporate standardized language—the International Dietetics & Nutrition Terminology (IDNT)—into everyday pediatric practice.

...from the publication: Eat Right Weekly - February 13

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Want to Independently Order Diets for Your Hospital Patients?

Thanks to the hard work of Academy members and staff, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a proposed rule that, if finalized in the summer, would permit registered dietitians working in and privileged by hospitals to order patient diets independently without requiring the supervision or approval of a physician or other practitioner. CMS said its proposed rule change would, among other provisions, "save hospitals significant resources by permitting registered dietitians to order patient diets independently, which they are trained to do, without requiring the supervision or approval of a physician or other practitioner. This frees up time for physicians and other practitioners to care for patients."

The proposed rule is designed to help health-care providers operate more efficiently and streamline the standards that health-care providers must meet to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs without jeopardizing beneficiary safety.

This new rule not only recognizes the qualifications of the registered dietitian, but also has the potential to save the country up to $600 million due to increased efficiency standards.

The Academy will be commenting in support of the proposed rule. In addition, the Academy will continue working diligently to encourage CMS to allow RDs working in long-term care facilities to have the same independence to order diets for residents.

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