The Genie Is Out of the Bottle: Telehealth 2.0
Technology advances and telehealth coverage and payment changes can increase care access and diversify revenue for a more resilient ambulatory nutrition practice. Implementing and enhancing telehealth and other remote services now can ensure RDNs are on the leading edge of payment strategies later. This session will highlight drivers of telehealth expansion, identify new permanent regulatory changes to Medicare telehealth delivery and payment, and review ways to determine telehealth coverage and payment for private payers and Medicaid. Results of the Academy’s COVID-19 surveys will be revealed, noting changes in RDN telehealth practice. Lessons learned from the shift in practice and payment will be highlighted, including ways RDNs overcame obstacles for delivery and payment. RDNs billing telehealth services in a thriving business and systems with accelerated adoption of telehealth in hospital outpatient and private practice settings will be featured.
- Describe the drivers of telehealth expansion and cite three benefits of telehealth and digital health service utilization for revenue enhancement.
- Identify new permanent changes to Medicare Part B regulations for delivery and payment for telehealth and other remote services.
- Explain how RDNs can determine telehealth coverage for private payers and Medicaid beyond the public health emergency.
- 14.2.6 Applies knowledge of payment and reimbursement models.
- 3.2.1 Advocates for, and participates in, activities that support advancement of the profession.
- 5.4.2 Uses standardized terminology to describe nutrition assessment data, nutrition diagnoses, nutrition interventions, and nutrition monitoring and evaluation.
Valerie Shurley, MBA, MS, RDN, CD
Regional Clinical Nutrition Manager
Touchpoint Support Services
Andrew Wade, MS, RDN, LDN, CSSD
Chief Operating Officer
Case Specific Nutrition
Carol Yarbrough, CPC, CCA, OCS, CHC
Manager, Government Billing & Reimbursement
University of California, San Francisco