MNT-DSMES Program
FINANCIAL PLAN FOR A BEST PRACTICE MNT-DSMES PROGRAM
The foundational elements of a solid financial plan for your MNT and DSMES programs are actually quality measures in 3 categories: structure, process and outcome financial measures. Each of the 26 measures are presented in a practical, easy-to-understand way so that you can start to implement them one by one the very next day. We always hear how difficult it is to sustain these programs, and others like it. By adopting these measures you will be able to "think like a business and act like a business", as our chronic disease programs in all practice settings really, truly, ARE a business!

Here is 1 of the 26 measures you will learn about in this engaging CEU event:
  1. Must regularly ask key financial status questions related to your program, IF you are not receiving regular financial reports:
  2. Is my program: Breaking even? Making money? Losing money?
  3. If losing money, what can our team do to reverse this?
  4. What expenses are charged to my program? (Look to see if they are accurate and reasonable…wait until you hear Mary Ann's own experience with this!)
  5. Do certain expenses really belong to my program? (Once again, you will learn what happened to Mary Ann…and it's not good!)

Remember, a financial plan is not about Magic… it's about making sure that key quality measures….that all start with the letter "M" (you know I like to "edu-tain"!)…are adopted. This significantly helps insure your programs remain financially viable, and this insures that you stay employed!
Upon successful completion of this two-hour course, the participant should be able to:
  • Name the 3 types of quality measures that must be included in a financial plan for a MNT-DSMES program.


  • Name 3 types of a MNT-DSMES financial plan's STRUCTURE quality measures.


  • Name 3 types of a MNT-DSMES financial plan's PROCESS quality measures.


  • Name 3 types of a MNT-DSMES financial plan's OUTCOME quality measures.


  • Name the types of non-DSMES key tasks that educators can be scheduled to complete that lead to program sustainability.
Live Event Date: Mar 14, 2019
Learning Need Codes (LNC): 7010, 7080, 7170, 7160
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 6.1.4, 13.3.2, 13.3.5, 14.2.4
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, CDEs
Number of Credits: 2.0
Level(s): 2
Total Cost: $36 ($18.00 per credit)

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

Mary Ann Hodorowicz, RDN, CDE, MBA, Certified Endocrinology Coder owns a corporate consulting 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:

  • Diabetes Self-Management Education/Training (DSME/T).
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT).
  • Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP).
  • Medicare Intensive Behavior Therapy for Obesity Benefit.
  • Diabetes Care Services: Shared Medical Appointments, CGM, CSII, SMBG, Remote Patient Monitoring, Chronic Care Management, Insulin Titration, etc..
  • Medicare and Private Payer Insurance Reimbursement for above.
  • Medicare Quality Payment Plan and Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) For RDNs.
  • Business Plans (Clinical, Marketing, Operational, Financial and CQI components).
  • Evidence-Based Standards of Diabetes Care.
  • Achieving AADE Accreditation or ADA Recognition for DSME/T Programs (requirements and comprehensive turn-key materials, including Policy and Procedure Manual).
  • E.M.A. Tools for Successful Behavior Change: Motivational Interviewing, Patient Empowerment and Adult Learning Tools.
  • For Providers Only: Risk Adjustment Payment Methodologies Used by CMS and Select Private Healthcare Insurers.
Mary Ann Hodorowicz is a nationally recognized registered dietitian/nutritionist (RDN), certified diabetes educator (CDE) and certified endocrinology coder (CEC) with a MBA degree (marketing focus). She applies nearly forty years of experience in her work as a consultant, writer, speaker and trainer within her business Mary Ann Hodorowicz Consulting, LLC. Mary Ann is known for her expertise in multiple diabetes care and medical nutrition therapy (MNT) areas; see bulleted list above.

She is especially known for her knowledge on insurance reimbursement, coding and coverage guidelines for diabetes care and MNT interventions. Her clients are in the health, food, pharmaceutical and insurance industries, and include CMS, the CDC, AADE, and multiple state and local departments of public health. Mary Ann has given over 600 presentations, webinars and live training engagements, at which she generously shares her wide array of practice resources. She has written numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals, authored continuing education online modules for AADE, and is a contributing or lead author for multiple toolkits, fact sheets and 'how-to' guides for nutrition and diabetes care professionals on the subjects of insurance reimbursement and creating effective business plans for the sustainability of their services. She served on the AADE Board of Directors from 2013 - 2015.

Other Webinars by this Presenter/Organization:

Clinical and Teaching Plan for a Best Practice MNT and DSMES Program: Proven Keys to Sustainability

On Demand
Live Date: (Apr 11,2019)
Expiration Date: (Apr 10,2022)

Rating: 4.83 out of 5

Instructor: Mary Ann Hodorowicz, RD, CDE, MBA, Certified Endocrinology Coder

Duration: 2 hours

MNT and DSMT Reimbursement

Money Matters in MNT and DSMT: Increase Your Reimbursement Now

On Demand
Live Date: (Feb 28,2019)
Expiration Date: (Feb 27,2022)

Rating: 4.68 out of 5

Instructor: Mary Ann Hodorowicz, RD, CDE, MBA, Certified Endocrinology Coder

Duration: 2 hours

Giving Dynamite Presentations

Dietitian's Complete Guide to Giving Dynamite Presentations that Ignite Passion and Action

On Demand
Live Date: (Jul 19,2018)
Expiration Date: (Jul 18,2021)

Rating: 4.50 out of 5

Instructor: Mary Ann Hodorowicz, RD, CDE, MBA, Certified Endocrinology Coder

Duration: 2 hours

Nutrition Health Insurers

Overview of Health Insurers' Nutrition, DSMES and Related Benefits and 10 Steps to Optimize Billing, Coding and Reimbursement

On Demand
Live Date: (Jun 07,2018)
Expiration Date: (Jun 06,2021)

Rating: 4.73 out of 5

Instructor: Mary Ann Hodorowicz, RD, CDE, MBA, Certified Endocrinology Coder

Duration: 2 hours

Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program

Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Model Expansion: Overview of Final Rule in CY 2018

On Demand
Live Date: (Mar 29,2018)
Expiration Date: (Mar 28,2021)

Rating: 4.53 out of 5

Instructor: Mary Ann Hodorowicz, RD, CDE, MBA, Certified Endocrinology Coder

Duration: 2 hours

DSME Program

How to Build the BUSINESS CASE for a DSME Program

On Demand
Live Date: (Jul 28,2017)
Expiration Date: (Jul 27,2020)

Rating: 4.78 out of 5

Instructor: Mary Ann Hodorowicz, RD, CDE, MBA, Certified Endocrinology Coder

Duration: 2 hours

Medicare Reimbursement

Medicare Reimbursement Billing and Coding for Intensive Behavior Therapy for Obesity

On Demand
Live Date: (Jul 11,2017)
Expiration Date: (Jul 10,2020)

Rating: 4.57 out of 5

Instructor: Mary Ann Hodorowicz, RD, CDE, MBA, Certified Endocrinology Coder

Duration: 2 hours

MNT for Adults with Diabetes

Evidence-Based Nutrition Practice Guidelines to Control the A-B-Cs of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes in Adults

On Demand
Live Date: (May 18,2017)
Expiration Date: (May 17,2020)

Rating: 4.78 out of 5

Instructor: Mary Ann Hodorowicz, RD, CDE, MBA, Certified Endocrinology Coder

Duration: 2 hours

Diabetes Medications

Diabetes Medication Update: The Tried, The True and The New

On Demand
Live Date: (Mar 21,2017)
Expiration Date: (Mar 20,2020)

Rating: 4.75 out of 5

Instructor: Mary Ann Hodorowicz, RD, CDE, MBA, Certified Endocrinology Coder

Duration: 2 hours