This product is free for those who attended FNCE® 2017.
In our ever-evolving health care system there is a unique opportunity for RDNs to expand their competencies to creatively develop a vision for nutrition care that meets the needs of key stakeholders – employers, patients, communities, and insurers. This session will review the skills necessary to succeed within ACOs and practical tips for creating a vision for nutrition care.
Following the session, RDNs will be equipped to speak the language of ACOs and understand how to align themselves within ACOs to meet expected outcomes. Presenters will review important organizational data and resources that can be used to illustrate the impact RDNs have within ACOs and the influence RDNs can have on population management. The session will highlight the work of an Academy member who has successfully integrated RDN services within an ACO as part of a larger team of healthcare professionals within a primary care clinic.
CPE Level: 2
Learning Codes: 7160, 1010, 7170
- Define the term 'population management' and list at least two ways RDNs can work with a team of health care professionals to help organizations achieve the goals and objectives of an accountable care organization.
- Describe two potential sources of data for RDNs in ACOs, ways to leverage existing organizational data and resources within ACOs, and ways to support the ACO in their outcomes measures.
- Identify and describe at least three unique competencies for RDNs who are seeking to implement services within an accountable care organization, and describe the role RDNs have within a team-based approach to care.
- Jessi Peterson, MS, RD, CDE
- Michelle Rasmussen, MD
- Coni Westmoreland, MHA, MSPH