Latest Medicare Waivers For MNT And DSMT Telehealth During The COVID-19 Emergency
LATEST MEDICARE WAIVERS FOR MNT AND DSMT TELEHEALTH DURING THE COVID-19 EMERGENCY
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed all of our lives, including our work life. This webinar will review in DETAIL the VERY latest Medicare telehealth waivers for furnishing MNT and DSMT via a telehealth platform during the COVID-19 emergency. CMS has been modifying its original set of waivers (geared to expand telehealth and simplify the billing for) nearly EVERYDAY. This has caused a great deal of confusion among MNT and DSMT providers, to say the least! An example is if and how to use the hospital UB-04 claim form to bill telehealth MNT and DSMT. Mary Ann will continue to update her PowerPoint™ right up to the time of the webinar, so that it includes the very latest waivers for every aspect of furnishing and billing telehealth MNT and DSMT. Also, there will be plenty of time to answer the attendees’ questions during and after the 2 hour webinar. During this challenging time, let's all try to 'BE B.E.S.T'...Better, Ever Stronger, Together!
Upon successful completion of this course, the participant should be able to:


  • Explain the very latest Medicare COVID-19 waivers for billing telehealth MNT and DSMT, including the rules for using the 1500 professional and hospital UB-04 claim forms (e.g., correct place of service codes, code modifiers, revenue codes, etc.)


  • Name some of the specific virtual platforms recommended and not recommended for the delivery of Medicare MNT and DSMT telehealth during the COVID-19 emergency.


  • Describe the new condition that CMS has approved for furnishing all 10 hours of initial DSMT as individual visits during the COVID-19 emergency.


  • Explain the latest Medicare waiver rules for RDNs and diabetes educators working from home during the COVID-19 emergency.
Live Event Date: Apr 15, 2020
Learning Need Codes (LNC): 7060, 7080, 7170, 7190
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 11.3.5, 11.3.9, 14.2.6, 14.2.7
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, Health Professionals
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, 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: 4.73 out of 5

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

Duration: 2 hours

MNT-DSMES Program

Financial Plan for a Best Practice MNT-DSMES Program

On Demand
Live Date: (Mar 14,2019)
Expiration Date: (Mar 13,2022)

Rating: 4.77 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: 4.73 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: 4.55 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: 4.70 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: 4.57 out of 5

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

Duration: 2 hours