Outpatient nutrition counseling requires a broad knowledge of many different clinical areas, plus an understanding of billing and reimbursement. We've rounded up three of our best outpatient-focused resources.
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Navigating Outpatient Billing and Reimbursement | 1 CPEU
In an outpatient setting, RDs can bill as individuals or independent practitioners for private or group sessions. Outpatient settings can include clinics, private practice, physicians’ offices, mental health facilities, substance abuse facilities, and more. If you are working in any type of outpatient setting, your nutrition services may be billable.
Learning Needs Codes: 1000, 5020, 7070
Performance Indicators: 8.3.4, 8.3.5, 8.3.6, 8.3.7
Guide to Motivational Interviewing for Registered Dietitians | 1 CPEU
Dietitians are in the business of changing behavior. Nutrition and behavior change are closely related. Nutrition status is often based on choices, and most people need more than education to change their behavior. Motivational interviewing activates the patient's own motivation for change. It's a collaborative partnership between the patient and the dietitian. Refine your counseling techniques and empower your patients to achieve new heights.
Learning Needs Codes: 3000, 4000, 5000, 6000
Performance Indicators: 9.6.1, 9.6.4, 9.6.5, 9.6.6
Testing Methods for Food Allergies | 1 CPEU
Food allergies do not fit into the “one cause, one disease” paradigm, like most diseases do. Thus, it can be difficult to define and have a clear diagnosis of a food allergy. To complicate matters, current food allergy testing methods do have limitations. We'll discuss everything you need to know about food allergy testing methods and how dietitians can assist in the process.
Learning Needs Codes: 2060, 3010, 5000, 5110
Performance Indicators: 8.1.2, 8.1.5, 8.3.1, 8.3.7
CMS 1500 Quick Reference Guide | Infographic
Approaching insurance reimbursement for nutrition counseling services can be intimidating for any dietitian. The forms, the claims, the codes, yikes. That's why we created this how-to guide for the CMS 1500 form, a very common form used to request reimbursement for outpatient nutrition services. See? Not so scary after all.