Diabetes Remote Patient Monitoring
This timely webinar will review in DETAIL the VERY latest Medicare reimbursement rules for remote patient monitoring that RDNs can now furnish in all practice settings for patients with diabetes, and other chronic diseases. Four separate RPM procedure codes are billable for patient training on RPM, the RPM device supply, patient care management activities without the patient present and interactive communication with the patient via telephone calls, emails, MyChart, etc. The CMS COVID-19 waivers are also reviewed which make this benefit a key way to enhance the value of RDNs and diabetes care and education specialists.
Upon successful completion of this two-hour course, the participant should be able to:
  • Name the healthcare professionals who allowed to direct bill Medicare for remote patient monitoring (RPM).

  • Name the healthcare professionals who can furnish (render) Medicare RPM.

  • Explain the type of RPM device that must be used, per the Medicare reimbursement rules.

  • Explain the activities that can be counted toward the 20 minutes of RPM time for codes 99457 and 99458.

  • Explain the CMS COVID-19 waivers for the RPM benefit that remove or ease many of the reimbursement rules.

  • State the 15 benefits of furnishing RPM related to the clinical staff (RDNs, RNs, DCESs, etc.), providers and the patients.

FOR CDCESs: This Course Qualifies for CE Credit!

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

Live Event Date: Sep 09, 2021
Expiration Date: May 31, 2024
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 11.3.5, 11.3.9, 14.2.6, 14.2.7
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, CDCESs
Number of Credits: 2.0
Level(s): 1, 2
Total Cost: $36 ($18.00 per credit)

About the Presenter: Mary Ann Hodorowicz, RD, CDCES, 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.

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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

On Demand
Live Date: (Apr 15,2020)
Expiration Date: (Apr 14,2023)

Rating: 4.80 out of 5

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

Duration: 2 hours

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: 4.65 out of 5

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

Duration: 2 hours


Financial Plan for a Best Practice MNT-DSMES Program

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

Rating: 4.83 out of 5

Instructor: Mary Ann Hodorowicz, RD, CDCES, 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: 4.77 out of 5

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

Duration: 2 hours