Who better to help fight obesity than Registered Dietitians?
Somehow, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid forgot to officially recognize RDs as the most qualified providers of Obesity Therapy.
Take 30 seconds to change this…
Click = Go to the White House website
Click = “Sign the Petition”
Fact: CMS already recognizes RDs as preferred providers of Medical Nutrition Therapy for diabetes.
What can RDs do 2 help fight Obesity?
- Screen adults for obesity by measuring BMI
- Dietary (nutritional) assessment
- Intensive behavioral counseling & behavior therapy that act as interventions on diet & exercise.
Most physicians are turning to RDs as nutrition experts. CMS should, too.
Otherwise, coverage of Obesity Therapy (CAG-00423N) is limited to your Primary Care Practitioner in a Primary Care Setting.