Diabetes Self-Management Education
Mary Ann has taken these skills “on the road”. Her popular turn-key DSME
program, Control Your Diabetes for Life© has been successfully adopted by hospitals not wishing to reinvent the wheel. Diabetes educators become the “patients” so that Mary Ann can"train-the-trainer” on all aspects of this diabetes self-management program.
By retaining Mary Ann’s consulting services for their MNT and DSME programs, hospitals and clinics have been able to increase physician referrals, significantly increase insurance reimbursement for MNT and DSME services and decrease operational expenses.
Mary Ann is a nationally recognized speaker not only on reimbursement and the above areas, but also on nutrition therapy for various diseases at specialty patient programs. Her ability to entertain audiences, and communicate complex subjects in easily understood formats is exceptional!
Recognized for 3rd Party Reimbursement
Mary Ann is a nationally recognized for her expertise in third party reimbursement
for MNT and DSME. She self-publishes a very comprehensive, instructional reimbursement manual titled Money Matters in MNT and DSME: Increasing Reimbursement Success in All Practice Settings, The Complete Guide, 3rd Edition© that is used by healthcare professionals (RDs, RNs, billers, CDEs, etc.) around the country to successfully and dramatically increase their insurance reimbursement revenue. Her condensed “Reimbursement Quick Guide” has been published by the American Association of Diabetes Educators and other quick
guide formats are on various websites of professional organizations.
Mary Ann has over 20 years of MNT Program development experience. She has successfully opened hospital-based Outpatient MNT Clinics, developing and implementing all aspects of the Clinic (MNT protocols, marketing, operations, budget, claims tracking, etc.). Mary Ann is able to achieve and maintain a claims payment rate of over 80% and an average reimbursement rate among all payers (private, Medicare, managed care) of over 60% to insure fiscal viability. She self-publishes another very popular manual for nutrition professionals, titled
Establishing a Successful Outpatient MNT Clinic in ANY Practice Setting: The Complete Guide©
Weight Loss Program
Another of Mary Ann’s turn-key programs available for purchase is her 7 session Low Fat Lifestyle Weight Loss Program. Hundreds of clients have lost hundreds of pounds in this easy, evidence-based and practical 3 component program: healthy eating using the Food Guide Pyramid, exercise and behavior change.