351. Aligning Services Using Digital Tools for Virtual Diabetes Care

Tuesday, October 29
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: 120-ABC
CE: 1.5
Level 2 – Intermediate
Activity Code: 149663

Research repeatedly shows people with diabetes benefit from frequent and ongoing follow-up care, education and support. The increasing availability of various digital health tools and therapeutics are enabling various health care providers, including nutrition professionals, to deliver the care people with diabetes need to achieve optimal, cost-effective clinical outcomes. Medicare has also recognized the need in an increasingly connected and technology-enabled world for some services to be delivered virtually or remotely. In 2018 and 2019 Medicare added several Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes for Remote Patient Monitoring. Nutrition professionals should be aware of the intricacies of these codes and know how to implement them in their practice setting for optimal payment. A case study will profile a diabetes program based in a large hospital system that has successfully integrated the use of a digital therapeutic in the care and education of a population of people with type 2 diabetes.

Learning Objectives:

  • Delineate categories of digital health tools available to deliver clinically integrated and cost-effective diabetes care virtually, and how nutrition professionals can become the digital champion in their practice setting.
  • Detail new CPT codes reimbursable by Medicare for Remote Patient Monitoring and present a road map for nutrition professionals to implement these codes in an array of common practice settings.
  • Describe the successful implementation of virtually-delivered diabetes care and education services with a digital therapeutic led by RDNs in a health system transitioning to value-based care.

Learning Need Codes:

  • 5020 Ambulatory (care sites)
  • 5190 Diabetes mellitus (disease/disorder)
  • 7170 Reimbursement, coverage

Performance Indicator:

  • 14.2.7 Negotiates payment and reimbursement for customers/patients in order to promote access to care.
  • 8.2.5 Keeps abreast of, advocates for and integrates knowledge of national and local funding models that impact the population and services provided.
  • 8.3.6 Keeps abreast of current nutrition and dietetics knowledge and trends.

    Moderator(s)

  • Hope Warshaw, MMSc, RD, CDE, BC-ADM

    Owner

    Hope Warshaw Associates, LLC

  • Speaker(s)

  • Janice MacLeod, MA, RDN, CDE, FAADE

    Director Clinical Innovation

    Companion Medical

  • Mary Ann Hodorowicz, RD, MBA, CDE, Certified Endocrinology Coder

    Owner

    Mary Ann Hodorowicz Consulting, LLC

  • Hope Warshaw, MMSc, RD, CDE, BC-ADM

    Owner

    Hope Warshaw Associates, LLC