FNCE 2018: Sessions We Recommend

We can’t wait to see you at FNCE later this month! We're getting excited for the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo being held in Washington, D.C. from October 20-23rd, 2018. 

Healthy Bytes’ Booths

We'll be at booth #735 in the main expo hall Sunday through Tuesday, and we'll also be at booth #3106 at the Member Product Marketplace, which is taking place on Monday, October 22nd from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. in the Academy Pavilion, Expo Hall B.

FNCE Sessions We Suggest

We’ve reviewed the FNCE education presentations agenda, and we want to share sessions that may be of interest to you on the topics of insurance, billing and reimbursement. Session descriptions below are from the FNCE website. Let us know if you attend and what you think!  

SUNDAY, Oct. 21

Create the Private Practice of Your Dreams

Time/Place: 8-9:30am, 147 AB

Summary: Dreaming of a private practice? This session will guide participants to make it a reality by covering the nuts and bolts of creating and building a thriving nutrition private practice. Participants will be able to identify what it takes to be in private practice, strategies to find their practice niche, determine where to setup their practice, how to establish fees, and tips for marketing their practice and building a referral base. Learn some of the top secrets to fulfill your dream for a successful private practice.

Dream Big….And Make it Happen – Skills and Strategies that Take Interventions from an Idea to Reimbursement

Time/Place: 10-11:30am, 146 ABC

Summary: Chronic diseases are the leading causes of death and disability in the U.S. and around the world. Lifestyle is key to prevention and treatment of diabetes, heart disease, cancer and other chronic conditions. Getting evidence-based lifestyle interventions widely implemented and sustained is very challenging. This presentation will discuss key components to successful wide scale implement and sustainment of proven interventions. These components will draw from the Knowledge to Action Framework, the Collective Impact Model, behavioral economics, and leadership principles. The base case discussed will be taking the National Diabetes Prevention Program from a big idea to reimbursement, but the information will apply to many other interventions and big ideas.

Mission Possible: Changing Reimbursement Policy for Obesity Prevention and Treatment
Time/Place: 3:30-5pm, 150 AB

Summary: More than two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese, resulting in $210 billion spent annually on obesity-related disease. Investment in evidence-based policies and practices can make a difference in addressing this epidemic. This session will showcase how private and public payers and employers are joining together in a first-ever collective initiative providing obesity prevention and treatment for individuals of all ages on a national scale. This session will provide an overview of the pledge creation process, discuss how public-private partnerships can drive system change, and explain how to bring more partners to the table to provide more coverage and lower costs. Learn how you can play a role in implementing and expanding this innovative pledge to provide millions of individuals with consistent coverage to support healthy weight.

MONDAY, Oct. 22

Home Care – Best Practices and Future Implications for Our Profession

Time/Place: 3:30-5pm, 143 ABC

Summary: As citizens age, it is imperative that caregivers monitor nutrition and implement strategies to assist with graceful aging and quality of life. Since 1972, the Department of Veterans Affairs has operated an innovative healthcare program that brings medical services to veterans at home. This program has resulted in cost-savings and quality of life improvements of these sick patients, who average 19 clinical diagnoses and 15 medications. Patient care has improved in a number of areas, such as outcomes, satisfaction, and coordination. The dual purpose of the session would be to focus on the impact of the RDN on an interdisciplinary care team as well as to discuss the strategies or goals to assist the elderly in maintaining as high a quality of life as possible. Case studies will be discussed and attendees will leave feeling inspired to work with geriatric clients, and to begin to consider providing home nutritional services either for work or as an entrepreneur.

Expert Panel: Advance Your Practice Through Telehealth

Time/Place: 3:30-5pm, 146 ABC

Summary: This exciting session brings three panelists with expertise in delivering high quality nutrition information through telehealth. Our panelists include experts in private practice, public health nutrition, and corporate wellness. They will show nutrition professionals how to add the virtual realm to their daily practice.

TUESDAY, Oct. 23

Innovations in Nutrition Delivery: Payment Beyond Four Walls

Time/Place: 12-1:30pm, 145 AB

Summary: Project Open Hand is a non-profit provider of medically tailored meals and nutrition services in the San Francisco Bay Area. Leveraging data from research executed by POH and other Food as Medicine agencies across the nation, Mark’s leadership, advocacy and collaboration statewide has led to an unprecedented contract, funding food and nutrition services to Medicaid beneficiaries. RDNs play pivotal role in this 3-year program, funded to improve health outcomes and reduce avoidable health care spending through meals and MNT in the Medicaid population in California. Learn the secret sauce for a successful pilot in the community setting and how to leverage health care stakeholders and payers statewide to pay for meals and interventions provided by RDNs. Mark will highlight RDN value in meal provider organizations, in executing a successful pilot, developing meaningful outcomes and successfully adopting to a statewide program.