Members

The NHDA has decided to make all of the information on the website accessible to members and non-members. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Membership is highly encouraged for additional access to products and services designed to help professionals develop their skills, advance their careers, and achieve their professional goals. Please click HERE for additional member benefits.

Action Alerts Remain Open – We need a United Voice!

We continue to need your voice on Capitol Hill!

Please send your members of Congress letters urging them to support the two legislative priorities important to our profession.  Please ask your members of Congress to:

  1. Support passage of the National Clinical Care Commission Act which would give registered dietitian nutritionists a seat at the table to ensure that federal programs provide the most efficient and effective care for individuals with diabetes and related diseases.
  2. Support passage of the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act which would effectively treat and reduce obesity in older Americans by increasing Medicare beneficiaries’ access to qualified practitioners, such as Registered Dietitian Nutritionists.

We are counting on you, please take action today!! Thank you!

 

MNT Reimbursement

Medical Nutrition Therapy is an essential component of comprehensive health care. Individuals with a variety of conditions and illnesses can improve their health and quality of life by receiving medical nutrition therapy.

As a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, you have access to a number of MNT related resources:

The Academy’s Medicare MNT contains information about becoming a Medicare provider, Medicare billing requirements, diabetes resources, a physician fee schedule and information on CMS’s recent decisions on intensive behavioral counseling for cardiovascular disease and obesity. This page also contains a direct link to the MNT newsletter.

The Academy’s Coding, Coverage and Compliance page contains news and event updates related to coverage, tools to assist practice management and some basic information. Review the Billing Resource for Registered Dietitians for an excellent guide that covers many facets of billing for nutrition services. This document will also provide guidance on Medicare billing as well as private practice billing.

The Academy’s evidence Analysis Library and Evidence -Based Nutrition Practice Guideline Toolkits

MNT Works Kits  is a marketing tool that can be used during meetings and presentations to local third-party payers, employer groups and hospital finance and billing departments to expand MNT coverage. A copy of this kit can be downloaded by members.

The MNT Provider newsletter  is a monthly resource free to all Academy members. It has information on Medicare private insurance, practice management and more.

The Reimbursement online community  is a free online community Academy member to network and share information related to coverage  reimbursement for MNT services.