The Intensive Behavioral Treatment (IBT) for Obesity benefit for Medicare Part B beneficiaries offers an opportunity for the registered dietitian (RD) to become part of the primary care provider’s (PCP’s) team. This toolkit is designed to provide the RD with the information and tools needed to align successfully with PCPs to provide the benefit.
To order this toolkit – sign in to eatright.org as a member and search for “Meeting the Need for Obesity Treatment.” https://www.eatright.org/Shop/Product.aspx?id=6442473941
Contents include: the basics of the IBT benefit, how to market yourself to PCPs, how to build your practice within the PCP setting, and how to measure outcomes for obesity services.
- Note – Becky Sulik, RD, LD, CDE, from Idaho Falls is a member of the Academy Committee that reviewed this new toolkit.