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Consulting: Medical Nutrition Therapy
Why Hire a Consultant?   Scope of Services    Turn Key Programs
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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

Designing Outpatient MNT Clinic

Mary Ann's consulting services can also be used to design an Outpatient MNT Clinic in your practice setting.

Mary Ann designed and managed, a full-service, very successful Outpatient MNT Clinic within a community hospital, and obtained insurance reimbursement for the MNT as soon as the doors opened. The Clinic continues to thrive today.

With her skills and expertise, Mary Ann can help you:

  • Become a Medicare MNT provider
  • Write the proposal for establishing an Outpatient MNT Clinic
  • Conduct target market research to determine viability and need of MNT and evaluating data
  • Develop and implement a marketing and advertising plan
  • Develop a mission statement:
    • Definition and purpose of service
    • Definition of scope of program
    • Establishment of goals

  • Develop a business plan which contains
    • Staffing requirements (RD, secretary, volunteers)
    • Salary costs
    • Monthly variable and fixed expenses
    • Fees schedule (per benchmarking and cost/revenue analysis)
    • Charging and billing system
    • Performa and budget
    • Location suggestions
    • Office furniture, supplies and equipment needs

  • Flow chart and organize daily operations starting from patient's initial phone call all the way to the final charge entry and documentation
    • Mary Ann has got this down to a science.both patient and RD glide through this process with ease, without any essential activity being missed

  • Adhere to Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 's MNT Evidence-Based Guides for Practice

  • Required for Medicare reimbursement

  • Implement Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 's new "Nutrition Care Process and Model"
  • Develop all necessary operations and clinical MNT forms
  • Implement a MNT Outcomes Management System
  • Develop policies and procedures
  • Develop customized IT support systems (e.g., patient registry and database)

  • Develop quality assurance plan
    • Includes chart auditing plan and worksheets customized for type of MNT (e.g., diabetes MNT audit vs. hyperlipidemia audit)

  • Blend a Medicare DSME Program with a Medicare MNT Program

  • Trouble-shoot and problem-solve issues
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Palos Heights, Illinois 60465
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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!