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Consulting: Medical Nutrition Therapy

Why Hire a Consultant?   Scope of Services    Turn Key Programs

In this Section:
Components of MNT and DSMT Program Consulting (pdf)
Why Hire Mary Ann as a Consultant for Medicare MNT and DSMT?
Her Consulting and Training Services Can Be Used in Your Organization To...

Developing Medicare MNT Program


Designing Outpatient MNT Clinic


Training RDs on MNT Practice Guides, Reimbursement and Newest Intervention Models and Technologies

Medicare's New Chronic Care Improvement Program and the New Beneficiary One Time Physical Exam

Turnkey Medicare MNT Program and RD Training Workshop


FAQs on Medicare Part B Medical Nutrition Therapy and Diabetes
Self-Management Education Benefits


A Quick Guide to the Medicare MNT and DSME Benefit

Developing Medicare MNT Program

Why Do RD and Billing Staff Training?

We all know that ongoing RD and billing staff training is essential for a clinical and cost-effective MNT programs, whether you are billing Medicare or private insurances. Workshops and seminars are a great starting point in developing new skills for your RDs, billers, coders, etc. However they are never sufficient by themselves.

Hands-on training for your RDs and billing staff at your own hospital-clinic-practice, is a must to help transform new advances into practice: that is, taking the newest published guidelines, ideas and findings and reformatting them into practical application and usable skills within the worksite.

Training for RDs and/or your billing staff focuses on:

Newest MNT practice guides

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 's MNT Evidence-Based Guides for Practice ( for diabetes, hyperlipidemia, etc.); these standards of care have been proven to:
    • Yield positive clinical outcomes, which leads to tremendously important cost-savings and patient satisfaction outcomes
    • Insure the right care, for every patient, every time

Nutrition Care Process and Model

Patient Empowerment

  • Newest, most effective approach to successful behavior change, PROVEN to work
  • Is in direct contrast to widely used "compliance" method which has been shown NOT to result in behavior change

MNT Outcomes Management System...identifying, tracking and measuring these key MNT outcomes in order to:

  • Increase reimbursement success
  • Expand MNT programs
  • Secure your position: Employers must see results in order to keep RDs on the payroll
    • Learning/Knowledge
    • Behavior Change
    • Clinical
    • Quality of Life
    • Cost-Savings
    • Patient Satisfaction

Specialized Issues

  • How to provide successful MNT in GROUP and in INDIVIDUAL formats, and BOTH formats at the same time
  • Keys to creative scheduling of group class and individual MNT appointment to increase 'show' rate and enhance learning
  • Blood glucose pattern management
  • Insulin initiation and adjustments
  • Documentation of MNT
    • Per the research, use of the following improves documentation, which improves quality of care:
      • Standardized procedures
      • Use of structured standardized forms based on current practice guidelines
      • Training of health professionals on documentation


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Mary Ann has a rare combination of consultant to both professionals and the public. She is a well known dietitian in the Chicago , IL area. She travels all over the state of Illinois presenting on health reimbursement - including insurance, medicare and self management diabetes programs (DSME). Also, she created a health, wellness, health promotion and health education program targeted for companies and organizations who want to demonstrate concern for employee well-being, and increase employee productivity and morale.

Dietician Mary Ann consults with corporations and industry as a media nutrition spokesperson in area of food and nutrition. You will often see Mary Ann speaking before large consumer audiences on nutrition for kidney disease, nutrition for cardiac health, nutrition education for adolescents and current nutrition topics. She is a true nutrition expert!