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Dietitians improve access to preventive health care

Dietitians improve access to preventive health care

The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) has made preventive services a priority. This is a great opportunity for dietitians. No longer do we have to wait for people to get sick with diabetes or kidney failure before we can provide care.

According to Healthcare.gov: "All Marketplace health plans and many other plans must cover the following list of preventive services without charging you a copayment or coinsurance. This is true even if you haven’t met your yearly deductible."

Dietitians are eligible to deliver at least two of those services: 

  1. Diet counseling for adults at higher risk for chronic disease
  2. Obesity screening and counseling 

Nutrition Telehealth: Part 1

Nutrition Telehealth: Part 1

Telehealth is one of the most exciting and rapidly changing aspects of nutrition reimbursement! If you missed our Introduction to Telehealth post last week, you can read it here. This week, we'll talk about which states cover telehealth, and share some tips.

Legislative changes, such as the Telehealth Modernization Act of 2015, call for the states to authorize health care professionals to use telehealth as a means to provide health care to patients.

The Basics of Telehealth

The Basics of Telehealth

What are the benefits of telehealth?