During COVID-19 Emergency: Medicare Allowing Audio-Only Telehealth Services In response to requests from the Academy and other stakeholders, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced it will allow certain services on the list of Medicare-approved telehealth services to be delivered via audio only during the COVID-19 public health emergency. The list includes MNT (97802, 97803, 97804, G0270), DSMT (G0108, G0109) and IBT for obesity (G0447) services.
Take Action: COVID-19 Stimulus Package The Academy is asking members to urge their senators to prioritize critical nutrition programs in the next COVID-19 stimulus package. Learn More
Free COVID-19 Resources from Nutrition Care Manual® To aid in providing care to clients and patients with COVID-19, Academy members have free access to the new 2020 Nutrition Care Manual® critical illness and disaster preparedness sections. Access them through the online Coronavirus Professional Resource Hub. Learn More
Update: Academy’s COVID-19 Advocacy Efforts The Academy has been working nonstop on COVID-19 policy issues to ensure food and nutrition programs, and the involvement of Academy members, are included in relief packages. Learn More
Free COVID-19 Front Line Webinars The Academy's free Front Line webinar series is made possible by support from the Foundation and its donors. Learn More
Changes to Dues Deadline, New Payment Options Announced to Help Support Members During the COVID-19 Pandemic In a time when we are faced with more questions than answers, the Academy is listening to government agencies, experts and our members—and adapting and executing business strategies to meet the ever-changing COVID-19 pandemic.
Recognizing that the annual renewal cycle coincides with a time of uncertainty, membership renewal has been extended through June 30, 2020. In addition, CDR will be holding off invoicing registration maintenance fee until mid-July.
The Academy also has implemented a two-installment payment option, with the first payment due June 30 and the second due by September 15.
For individuals experiencing a financial hardship that threatens their ability to maintain Academy membership, an application for a Financial Hardship Dues Reduction is available.
Members may use the two-installment payment plan or request a Financial Hardship Dues Reduction application by calling the Academy Member Service Center by phone 800/877-1600, ext. 5000 (M-F; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Central Time) or by email email@example.com for assistance.