Academy Urges CMS to Consider RDNs' Needs in Medicare QPP

08/23/2017 - The Academy recently provided comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in regards to a proposed rule containing updates to the Quality Payment Program. The updates to QPP would take place in 2018.

In the comments, the Academy strongly encouraged CMS to offer RDNs the same opportunities to earn value-based payments as physicians and other Medicare providers, given RDNs’ contribution to CMS’s goals of better care, smarter spending, and healthier people.

The Academy also urged CMS to:

  • Avoid financially penalizing RDNs under new payment models due to the present lack of opportunities for RDNs
  • Cover MNT services for additional disease states
  • Incentive physicians to utilize RDNs to increase access to evidence-based, cost-effective MNT services

For additional information about the QPP 2018 updates, view the entire proposed rule or a fact sheet about it.