Author name: Amy Shults, RDN, CDN, CDCES

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Dietetic Practice Groups: Membership Benefits & Cost

What are Dietetic Practice Groups? Dietetic practice groups (DPGs) are special-interest groups for registered dietitians (RDs) that provide resources and community. Per the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), they help members to “improve their job performance, gain insight into specialized areas of food and nutrition and network with colleagues.” DPGs have various offerings, including: […]

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101 Nutrition Niche Ideas

To Niche or Not to Niche, That is the Question If you consume any sort of business-related content, you know that the advice for many years has been to niche down. We have all heard by now that, “the riches are in the niches.” Are you ready to find your nutrition niche? Even though nutrition

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Can Dietitians Diagnose Eating Disorders?

Can a Dietitian Diagnose an Eating Disorder? No, dietitians cannot diagnose eating disorders. Dietitians cannot diagnose any medical condition, as it is outside their scope of practice. Dietitians Role in Eating Disorders Registered dietitians (RDs) are often very knowledgeable regarding potential red flags for eating disorders and may refer patients to other healthcare providers to

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Can a Dietitian Prescribe Weight Loss Medication?

Can Dietitians Prescribe Weight Loss Pills? No, dietitians cannot prescribe medications, including diet pills and injections. However, working with a registered dietitian (RD), alongside taking weight loss medications, is generally recommended. Per the American Nutrition of Dietetics (AND), nutrition care by a dietitian is a “vital part of the comprehensive obesity management,” whether weight loss

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Can Dietitians Prescribe Medications?

Can a Dietitian Prescribe Medications? No, in most countries, a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) cannot prescribe any medications. While they are healthcare professionals, dietitians are not physicians. Who Can Write Prescriptions for Medications? In earlier history, only physicians could prescribe medications. However, now there are several healthcare provider types that can prescribe. In the United

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G0108 Procedure Code: Billing for Diabetes Education

HCPCS G0108 Definition Code G0108 is defined as, “diabetes outpatient self-management training services, individual, per 30 minutes.” This code is used to bill for diabetes education that is provided one-to-one, rather than as a group class.  Diabetes Self Management Training Diabetes self management training (DSMT), also known as diabetes self management education and support (DSMES),

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Dietitian CPT Codes – Nutritional Counseling & Beyond

What is a CPTⓇ Code? Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes are procedure codes that describe medical services provided by healthcare professionals. These five digit codes are used for reimbursement and reporting purposes. These codes are required when filing a claim with health insurance companies. While there are over 10,000 CPT codes, dietitians generally use less

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