Health care delivery shifts to prevention, wellness and chronic disease management using community-based care have increased the need for Primary Care Provider nutrition referrals. This webinar, targeted to physicians, PAs, APRNs, medical office managers and RDNs, will inform participants on how primary care providers can add value to their practice by incorporating RDNs into their person-centered health care teams and by referring their patients to RDNs. Join Alicia Hartung, DO, IBCLC, FAAP and Becky Sulik, RDN, LD, CDE as they discuss the role of the RDN in primary care, how to effectively refer patients for nutrition services, and existing payment opportunities for such services.
CPEU credit for RDs/RDNs and DTRs/NDTRs expires January 18, 2023.
This program is approved for 1.00 continuing professional education hour for RDs, RDNs, DTRs and NDTRs under Activity Type 175 in accordance with CDR guidelines. RDs and RDNs may claim up to 15 CPEUs under this CPE Activity Type in a recertification cycle; DTRs and NDTRs may claim up to 10 CPEUs.
This webinar is the product of the Primary Care Provider Association Advisory Board convened by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, which includes representatives from 7 national primary care provider associations. The group strives to improve population health through nutrition (prevention as well as treatment) by designing and implementing strategies at the national level that promote successful collaboration between RDNs and PCPs at the local level.
- Gain a better understanding of medical nutrition therapy.
- Know when to refer your patients to RDNs
- Gain tips for how to frame the conversation with your patients to increase the likelihood of them following through with the referral
- Recognize existing payment opportunities for these services.
Alicia Hartung, DO, IBCLC, FAAP
Dr. Hartung graduated from Washington & Jefferson College, and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her Osteopathic Internship at St. Francis Medical Center and her Pediatric Residence Program at Mercy Hospital. She joined Kids Plus after graduating from her residency in 2001. Dr. Hartung is board-certified in Pediatrics, and she's been an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant since 2001.
Becky Sulik, RDN, LD, CDE
Becky is the Director of Education at the Rocky Mountain Diabetes & Osteoporosis Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho. She is a registered dietitian nutritionist and a certified diabetes educator. A member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Becky served as the chair of the Academy’s Nutrition Services Payment Committee and as Commissioner with the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Becky is part of an implementation team for her clinic's patient centered medical home.