By Hope Warshaw, MMSc, RD, CDCES, BC-ADM
Member, Conference Planning Committee
As the saying goes, don’t leave money on the table!
These are wise words when it comes to streamlining your practice to leverage the initiation of Continuous Glucose Monitoring technologies with your patients and guiding their use of the technology to optimize glycemic management. To maximize reimbursement, you’ll need to implement a system to code services correctly and optimally. Yes, monetize your practice’s CGM services!
You’ll gain plenty of knowledge and insights at the two jammed-packed days of the ADCES 2021 Diabetes Technology Conference and hear from the most experienced and in-the-know speakers in the field.
But IMHO (in my humble opinion) the most valuable session you attend may be towards the end of the two-day program (as they say, save the best for last!) - Monetize CGM: Maximize Your Practice’s Coding and Reimbursement. My colleague, Jennifer Okemah, MS RD, BC-ADM, CDCES, Owner of Salute Nutrition, PLLC, a private practice based in Seattle that focuses on helping people with diabetes optimize their diabetes devices and data; will provide you with the nuts and bolts of how to set up your CGM services to take advantage of ALL currently available codes to maximize reimbursement whether from private health plans or Medicare.
Okemah will share examples of how primary care practices can put a workflow and procedures in place to utilize the services of different clinicians. Practices may consider imbedding a diabetes care and education specialists (DCES) in their practice or referring to DCESs to initiate and manage your patients who initiate and use CGM technology. Another practice may want to utilize nurse practitioners and/or other primary care providers to provide the CGM services. A variety of successful models exist.
So don’t book an early flight on Saturday. Stay until the very end of this ADCES 2021 Diabetes Technology Conference. You’ll want to soak up every experts’ words and wisdoms, especially Okemah’s.
ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care
The Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists Perspectives on Diabetes Care covers diabetes, prediabetes and other cardiometabolic conditions. Not all views expressed reflect the official position of the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists.
Copyright is owned or held by the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists and all rights are reserved. Permission is granted, at no cost and without need for further request, to link to, quote, excerpt or reprint from these stories in any medium as long as no text is altered, and proper attribution is made to the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists.
HEALTHCARE DISCLAIMER: This site and its services do not constitute the practice of medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always talk to your diabetes care and education specialist or healthcare provider for diagnosis and treatment, including your specific medical needs. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem or condition, please contact a qualified health care professional immediately. To find a diabetes care and education specialist near you, visit DiabetesEducator.org/Find.