390. Innovations in Nutrition Delivery: Payment Beyond Four Walls

Tuesday, October 23
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: 145 AB
CE: 1.5
Level 2 – Intermediate
Activity Code: 142117

Person-center care is taking providers outside the confines of four walls into the community. With growing evidence linking social determinants of health and environmental factors outside the health care delivery system to an individual’s health and well-being, many healthcare organizations and practitioners are developing innovative population management programs linking community supportive services with clinical care for targeted patient populations. This session will highlight innovative population management programs that include RDN services as a core component and are designed to improve all aspects of care beyond typical boundaries. Speaker will explain how their food focused programs combined with RDN intervention gained success and recognition in population management transformation, and provide their perspective on ways to utilize the RDN and leverage data for pay-for-performance approaches that bridge gaps in service delivery.

Planned with the Nutrition Services Payment Committee

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify two examples of innovative population management programs linking supportive services with nutrition services for targeted patient populations.
  • List sample outcomes to use for tracking RDN value in innovative population health management programs.
  • Describe how the role of the RDN compliments population health and value-based payment models.

Learning Need Codes:

  • 7170 – Reimbursement, coverage
  • 4010 – Community intervention, monitoring, evaluation
  • 7010 – Business plan development
  • Nutrition Services Payment Committee

Performance Indicator:

  • 12.2.1 Identifies determinants of health and their influence on population health status.
  • 3.3.3 Collaborates with customers and others to support access to services.
  • 12.4.3 Utilizes appropriate behavioral change theories, social marketing, behavior economics and communication strategies in the delivery of nutrition programs.


  • Natalie Stephens, RDN, LD, FAND

    Lead Dietitian

    Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

  • Session Speaker(s)

  • Stacy Coolbaugh, MBA, RD, LDN

    Director Clinical Nutrition – Outpatient


  • Mark Ryle, LCSW