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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

Why should you let Mary Ann Hodorowicz deliver to your organization a ready-made, top quality, Outpatient Medicare MNT Program?

Because in today's fast-paced, budget-crunched, cash-strapped environment, organizations are looking to set up a cost-effective, high quality Outpatient Medicare MNT Program quickly and efficiently that will:

  • Maximize utilization of the Medicare MNT benefit. it's there for the taking!
  • Help physicians help their patients. Medicare MNT Program will enhance the services your staff physicians or community doctors offer their patients
  • Provide a source of marketing for your organizations. you'll attract new physicians, and new physician referrals, into your organization
  • Provide the newest treatment protocols to outpatients. here's an opportunity to be a "best practice"
  • Capture discharged inpatients, or other ambulatory patients, into the Outpatient Medicare MNT Program. why have patients go to the competition for a key piece of their care?
  • Generate revenue for the organization by increasing private payer reimbursement and guaranteeing Medicare reimbursement

Because we know that getting a top quality Medicare MNT Program off the ground with inhouse staff can be too time-consuming and burdensome.let Mary Ann assume these responsibilities:

  • Maximizing utilization and reimbursement of the Medicare MNT benefit (these nitpicky details can make or break your ultimate success!):
  • Beneficiary eligibility requirements
  • RD-provider eligibility requirements
  • Organization requirements
  • Tracking MNT claims and taking action of denied or rejected claims
  • Coverage guidelines and maximizing utilization of benefit:
  • Hours covered in first year and subsequent years
  • CPT, revenue and diagnosis codes
  • Fee setting
  • Billing and correct claims processing
  • Allowed, adjusted reimbursement rates
  • Ensuring adherence to Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 's MNT Evidence-Based Guides to Practice when furnishing MNT (i.e., required clinical protocols)
  • Maximizing utilization of the Medicare Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) and the Medicare MNT benefit
  • Coordinating a complete, recognized 10 hour Outpatient DSME Program along with a complete, 3 hour Medicare MNT Program
  • Developing Medicare MNT Program and working with multiple departments / disciplines:
    • Budgeting
    • Developing MNT charge master
    • Staffing
    • Scheduling: offering individual and/or group MNT
    • Tracking/reporting reimbursement revenue and expense
    • Marketing to physicians, community, patients
    • Advertising
    • Chart auditing
    • Daily operations and utilizing IT support (including patient scheduling)
    • Writing policies, procedures
    • Ensuring that components of current 'best practices' are implemented
    • Proposal for Medicare MNT Program
    • Quality assurance and improvement
    • Outcomes management
    • Practice guidelines and standards of care
    • Chart auditing
    • Forms development
    • Advice on marketing strategies
    • RD becoming Medicare provider

Because Mary Ann Hodorowicz, RD, LDN, MBA, CDE is a nationally-recognized
expert in:

  • All clinical components of Medicare MNT
  • All operational components of delivering Medicare MNT from a business point of view
  • All required forms for:
    • Pre-MNT
    • MNT intervention
    • Post-MNT
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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!