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Changes in health care delivery and payment have created new challenges for dietetic practitioners as they face new situations involving legal and ethical issues. Technology has expanded healthcare access, but has increased patient privacy concerns and regulations. New healthcare models require providers to do more with less, but limits are set by scope of practice and ethics considerations. Speakers will address the intersection of ethical and legal practices impacting nutrition service delivery and payment. Topics include major laws affecting healthcare practice, such as Anti-Kickback, Stark Law and False Claims Act; Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) laws and the relationship to coaching, counseling and medical nutrition therapy (MNT); policy and procedures that affect nutrition service delivery, billing and collections; and the legal and ethical issues of the RDN’s expanded role in new models of healthcare. Practice scenarios and resources for identifying ethical boundaries and determining scope of practice will be shared.
CPE Level: 3
Learning Codes: 7170, 1050, 7010
- Apply ethical principles and compliance with legal regulations to evaluate new business opportunities, make business decisions, and develop business policies to in the changing healthcare landscape.
- Create new and expanded roles and practice opportunities within one’s individual scope of practice using Academy resources.
- Make balanced practice decisions that adhere to changing healthcare and business regulations while following evidence-based practices and ethical standards.
- Karen Smith, MS, MBA, RD, LD, FADA
- Laura Seng, JD
- Dianne Polly, JD, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND
Planned with the Nutrition Services Payment Committee