Money Matters: Increase Your MNT and DSME Reimbursement Now
This jammed-packed and detailed presentation is exactly what RDs and nutrition professionals have been looking for, and what they need to pocket those elusive Medicare and private payer Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) and Diabetes Self-Management Education/Training (DSME/T) dollars!

Medicare's hot-off-the-press most current coverage guidelines are outlined, including those specifically related to MNT-DSME/T referrals, lab criteria, utilization limits in 1st year and follow-up years, structure of initial and follow-up benefits, beneficiary entitlement, provider eligibility criteria, MNT and DSME/T telehealth, CPT, ICD-10 diagnosis and revenue codes for accurate claims processing, quality standards that must be adhered to, ABN use, approved and excluded practice settings for each benefit, and the benefits' "tiered" payment rates.

Mary Ann also provides attendees with a referral form that is designed to be Medicare-compliant, created to increase reimbursement success and quality assurance. A "10 Step Plan to Increase Private Payer Reimbursement Success" is also provided in the Appendix, no stone left unturned here!
Upon successful completion of this 2-hour course, the participant should be able to:
  • Describe the beneficiary eligibility criteria for Medicare MNT and DSME/T.

  • Name the procedure codes used to bill Medicare for MNT and for DSME/T.

  • Name the approved referring providers for Medicare DSME/T and MNT.

  • Describe 3 of the key and unique Medicare coverage guidelines for MNT and DSME/T telehealth.

FOR CDEs: This Course Qualifies for CE Credit!

To satisfy the requirement for renewal of certification according to the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE,, courses must relate to diabetes and be part of the list of recognized providers of the NCBDE. The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) is listed as an NCBDE recognized provider. Because Dietitian Central has been granted accreditation by the CDR, it therefore meets the criteria as an approved provider of CEs for CDEs by the NCBDE. The NCBDE does not directly approve continuing education for any specific webinar or self study course.

Live Event Date: Apr 27, 2017
Learning Need Codes (LNC): 7000, 7170, 7080
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 13.3.5, 13.3.7, 14.2.6
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, CDEs
Number of Credits: 2.0
Level(s): 1, 2
Total Cost: $36 ($18.00 per credit)

About the Presenter: Mary Ann Hodorowicz, RD, CDE, MBA, Certified Endocrinology Coder

Mary Ann Hodorowicz, RD, CDE, MBA, Certified Endocrinology Coder owns a practice in Palos Heights, IL, (Mary Ann Hodorowicz Consulting, LLC) that specializes in customized consulting, training, writing and professional presentation services for the healthcare and food industry in these areas:

  • Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT)
  • Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME)
  • Diabetes Care Services: Shared Medical Appointments, CGM, CSII, SMBG, Etc.
  • Business Management Components (Clinical, Marketing, Operational, Financial, Quality Management)
  • Medicare and Private Payer Insurance Reimbursement for the above
  • Evidence-Based Standards of Diabetes Care
  • Achieving AADE Accreditation for DSME Programs (turn-key materials and Policy and Procedure Manual)
  • Motivational Interviewing/Patient Empowerment Counseling for HCPs
  • Nutrition Education and Health/Wellness Promotion Programs for Consumers
Her clients include healthcare entities, professional membership associations, pharmacies, medical CEU education and training firms, government agencies, food and pharmaceutical companies, academia, and employer groups. She served on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Diabetes Educators from 2013 – 2015, and was the Chair of AADE’s Advanced Practice Community of Interest in 2016.


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