HIPAA and Other Regulations

  • HIPAA and RDNs

    Covered entities, such as health care professionals (including dietetics and nutrition professionals), hospitals, and clinics have been required to be in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy regulations for use and disclosure of patient and client information.

  • HIPAA Changes: The Omnibus Rule

    In 2013, sweeping changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) were announced to the public, resulting in modifications in the way registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) and other healthcare providers must conduct business to remain compliant.

  • Sample Forms and Policies

    These sample financial and patient policies are provided only as examples. State laws and specific insurance contract provisions may require different terms.

  • Risks of Providing Free MNT

    While some hospital outpatient departments have been slow to implement Medicare Part B MNT services provided by registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs), and instead opt for providing free nutrition services to the community, it is important to recognize issues that can arise from these philanthropic activities.