Tackling Telehealth From Policy to Practice

Tackling Telehealth: From Policy to Practice

In this webinar, attendees will learn about the Academy’s telehealth policy stance, how it was created and the details of what policies the Academy is advocating for.

  • Release Date: January 7, 2022
  • SKU WEBTT010722
Member Price
$0.00
Nonmember Price
$54.00

Since the start of the COVID-19 public health emergency, telehealth utilization has expanded rapidly, buoyed by temporary changes in state and federal laws and regulations that promoted the use of telehealth as a means to maintain access to care during the height of the pandemic. Due to the popularity of telehealth, governments are now looking to create permanent telehealth policies that extend or amend the temporary policies that are expiring. In spring 2021, the Academy adopted a new stance on telehealth policy to guide advocacy for strong telehealth policies at the state and federal levels to enhance access to nutrition care.

In this webinar, attendees will learn about the Academy’s telehealth policy stance, how it was created and the details of what policies the Academy is advocating for. Speakers will give examples of how the stance has been used by state affiliates and at the federal level to maintain increased access to nutrition care services delivered via telehealth. An overview of current legislative and regulatory proposals at the federal level will also be provided.

CPE Level: 2
CPEU: 1.5

Performance Indicators

3.2 Advocates for and participates in activities that support advancement of the profession
3.3 Advocates for nutrition and dietetics services and resources for clients and populations
12.1 Advocates for health promotion and disease prevention in communities, in populations and globally

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the components of the Academy’s new telehealth policy stance
  • Identify opportunities to improve telehealth laws/regulations in your state
  • Summarize current Medicare telehealth policy proposals

Speakers

Meg Rowe, MS, RD, LDN, FADA, FAND
Meg is a Registered Dietitian who graduated from Marywood College, Scranton, PA in the Coordinated Undergraduate Program in Dietetics and earned her Master’s in Nutritional Biochemistry at St. Joseph’s College, West Harford Connecticut. She is the 2020-2021 Chair of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Telehealth Task Force and the 2012-2021 PAND Licensure Task Force Chair. She serves on the Academy Legislative and Public Policy Committee and ANDPAC. Previously she served in the House of Delegates and as Chair of the Academy Consumer Protection and Licensure Sub-Committee.

Lisa Eaton Wright, MS, RDN, LDN
Lisa Eaton Wright is a registered dietitian nutritionist and Wellbeing Program Manager for WebMD Health Services. Her focus corporate employee health and wellness. Lisa has also been an adjunct instructor of Community Health and Nutrition at Benedictine University in Lisle, IL, and serves on their Nutrition Advisory Committee. Lisa currently serves as Chair of the Academy’s Political Action Committee (ANDPAC) and is a past Chair of the Legislative and Public Policy Committee for the Academy. Lisa is a past president of the Illinois Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (IAND); past delegate for the Illinois Academy; past Public Policy Coordinator (PPC) for IAND; and past Policy & Advocacy Leader (PAL) for the Women’s Health DPG.

Hannah Martin, MPH, RDN
Hannah Martin, MPH, RDN is Director, Legislative and Government Affairs at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In this role, she serves as the Academy's primary lobbyist on healthcare and public health issues. Her portfolio touches on legislative and regulatory policies related to coverage of nutrition care services, improving health equity, telehealth expansion, funding for public health programs and nutrition research, diversifying the dietetics profession, and more. She works closely with many dietetic practice groups, state affiliates and member interest groups and represents the Academy in several national coalitions, including the Obesity Care Advocacy Network and the Diabetes Advocacy Alliance where she currently serves as co-chair.

Marsha Schofield, MS, RD, LD, FAND
Marsha Schofield, MS, RD, LD, FAND is Senior Director, Governance and Nutrition Services Coverage at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In this role, she provides leadership and oversight for the association’s efforts to position members for success in changing health care delivery and payment models. In addition, she directs the Academy’s efforts to expand coverage for nutrition services in the public and private markets. Ms. Schofield is an expert in reimbursement for nutrition services, including those provided via telehealth.

  • Release Date: January 7, 2022
  • SKU WEBTT010722