Academy Works with CMS on Expanding MNT Coverage, Renal Therapeutic Diets

10/25/2018 - In two separate meetings, the Academy engaged with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on strategies for improving patient outcomes through enhanced care delivery by registered dietitian nutritionists.

Members of the Academy's Headquarters Team met with CMS' Coverage & Analysis Group to discuss the process for initiating a National Coverage Determination process that could allow RDNs to be reimbursed by Medicare for additional disease states and conditions.

Members of the Renal Dietitians dietetic practice group met with CMS's Survey & Certification Group to discuss the ability of RDNs to order therapeutic diets in dialysis facilities and other ways to enhance the continuity of care.

More information from the Academy on MNT Coverage.