Webinar Recording Available: Providing Nutrition Services via Telehealth During the COVID-19 Pandemic: What RDNs Need to Know Recorded March 26, 2020 - As a hospital-based dietitian, are you being asked to provide remote outpatient counseling? As a private practice dietitian, are clients asking to meet with you from their home? As our nation faces an unprecedented public health emergency, RDNs in both health care facilities and private practice are turning to telehealth as a means for providing medical nutrition therapy and other nutrition-related services to the populations they serve. Whether you are new to delivering care via telehealth or want to learn more about the special guidelines from payers unique to the COVID-19 pandemic, this webinar is for you. Join Academy staff experts who will share information on the latest updates and answer questions. Available now – click here: https://www.eatrightpro.org/practice/professional-development/distance-learning/free-cpe-for-members
CDR Deadline Extended to July 15 The Commission on Dietetic Registration is extending from May 31 to July 15 the deadline for CDR-credentialed practitioners to complete continuing professional education needed to finish their PDP requirements. CDR is communicating with practitioners affected by this extension. Learn More: https://www.cdrnet.org/covid19
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Information below on Threesquare food pantries. These pantries are giving out bags of groceries during social distancing. There are a lot of perishables received from casino closures. So, if food isn’t eaten it will go to waste. ThreeSquare’s COVID-19 site and social media handles below: Follow Threesquare at: https://www.threesquare.org/help
Follow CCSD Foodservice who employees two amazing Registered Dietitians on:
Facebook: CCSD Food Service Department
CCSD Feeding sites are for any child 2-18 years of age. These sites also include homework packets. Times and locations at: www.ccsd.nutrislice.com
Volunteers Needed for Meals on Wheels and Food Banks!
Feeling healthy but bored of social isolation? Volunteer at your local food bank or Meals on Wheels organization to put a stop to the isolation blues! All it takes is a couple of hours of your time to help ensure our most vulnerable community members continue to receive life saving meals. For more information about volunteering in your community, check out the information provided below!
Due to COVID-19, UNLV Dietetic Interns have been displaced from their practice sites. If anyone has homework like assignments, case studies, webinars, etc that can be assigned to interns electronically, please share with email@example.com.
Telehealth and Reimbursement Changes due to COVID-19
We are working on keeping you up-to-date on current practices that have been impacted by the COVID19 Public Health Emergency.
Here is what we know: Medicare: The Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act was signed into law on March 6 by the President. The new legislation allows physicians and other health care professionals to bill Medicare fee-for-service for patient care delivered by telehealth during the current coronavirus public health emergency. For dietitians, you can use your typical in-person codes for this billing (97802, 97803, G0270). The legislation also allows telehealth services to be provided to Medicare beneficiaries by phone, but only if the phone allows for audio-video interaction between the Medicare provider and the beneficiary. This expansion is limited to providers who have furnished Medicare services to the individual in the three years prior to the telehealth services. RDNs will continue to have access the new G codes (G2061, G2062, G2063) covered by Medicare for online digital evaluation and assessment services of established Medicare clients, which are not restricted by originating site and other Medicare telehealth regulations. Health care providers must still comply with state telehealth laws and regulations.
Private/Commercial Payers: Unfortunately, this remains variable from payer to payer. Reach out to your provider relations representative with questions.
Update regarding the live webinar scheduled for tomorrow, March 26: Providing Nutrition Services via Telehealth During the COVID-19 Pandemic: What RDNs Need to Know: The live event has reached registration capacity. The Academy will post the recording, handouts and Code 175 CPE within 24-48 hours following the live event. This link will be shared with all members and non-members once available
Share Your Stories 03/23/2020 - How has COVID-19 impacted your life and work? What are your immediate concerns, and what do you think the long-term future may look like? We are here to listen and help support Academy members during and after these uncertain times. We would also like to hear about the positive stories that are bringing us together.
Message from Academy President 03/19/2020 - The novel coronavirus COVID-19 has affected virtually every aspect of society on a global scale. This country's nutrition and dietetics practitioners are no exception, both in serving our patients and clients and as residents of our communities.