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Consulting: Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSMES) and National Standards
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Developing Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs

As a Certified Diabetes Educator and Registered, Licensed Dietitian, Mary Ann's consulting and training services in Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSMES) are:

  1. Cost-Effective
    • For every consulting $1spent to implement a reimbursable DSMES Program, or to learn how to successfully obtain reimbursement for your current program, you will earn 1000 times this much in insurance payments through the coming years…the return on investment is non-stop!

  2. Performed with speed and efficiency
    • Mary Ann puts her nose to the grindstone to get the job done, on time and on budget.

  3. Of the highest quality

Mary Ann has direct hands-on experience and advanced skills in developing and implementing Medicare compliant, reimbursable diabetes education programs. She is a nationally recognized expert in insurance reimbursement for DSMES, and has written a detailed PPT Resources titled "Money Matters in MNT and DSMES: Increasing Reimbursement Success in All Practice Settings, The Complete Guide ©", 3rd Edtion.

Her consulting and training services can be used in your organization to “put individual all the pieces together” in order to:

  • Develop and implement a new Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics-recognized Diabetes Self-Management Education Program
  • Restructure and/or enhance your existing DSMES Program in order to:
    • Attain or increase Medicare reimbursement via: October 24, 2022 6:38 AM"Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> Correct codes, claim form and completion of claim
    • Compliance with all of Medicare’s coverage guidelines
    • Retrospective tracking of sent claims in order to take appropriate action on denied or rejected claims
  • Attain Education Recognition Program certification from the American Diabetes Association
  • Increase physician referrals, self-referrals and referrals from other sources

Create or Revise Your DSMES Program's

  • Marketing plan
  • Policy and Procedure PPT Resources or Handbook
  • Written curriculum (complete with learning objectives and instructor’s guide) and educational handouts
  • Quality assurance program (i.e., new methodologies to assess quality of DSMES and quality of care)
  • Financial controls and reporting system (including creation of charge master)

Recommend proven systems, forms, procedures and IT support programs that are consistent with "best practices" to:

  • Improve your program’s operational efficiencies
  • Insure compliance to latest diabetes and DSMES standards of care

Audit Your DSMES Program charts to evaluate compliance to:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’s Education Recognition Program certification requirements
  • National Standards for DSMES Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’s latest clinical standards of care

Improve the quality and effectiveness of your diabetic chronic care team by evaluating:

  • Whether your team needs to be redesigned according to the Institute of Medicine’s 7 required Redesign Recommendations
  • Whether your team has any of the 4 major gaps found in most teams
  • Exactly how your team can close these gaps (if they are found)

Guide your staff on designing and organizing your own Diabetes Fair for community and patients; the fair is an interactive, fun 3 – 4 hour event that will:

  • Aid people with diabetes in your area through:
    • Fun educational activities, support, comradeship and unity of purpose
    • Increased awareness diabetes care products (foods, tests, testing supplies, shoes, medications, etc.)
  • Aid your organization by:
    • Generating extra revenue from rental of vendor booths (e.g., pharmaceutical companies, food manufacturers, shoe retailers, ophthalmologists for eye exams, podiatrists for foot exams, lab testing)
    • Excellent advertising for your DSMES Program and/or Diabetes Center
Mary Ann Hodorowicz Consulting, LLC
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Palos Heights, Illinois 60465
Office:  708-359-3864
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Mary Ann has a rare combination of consultant to both professionals and the public. She is a well known dietitian in the Chicago , IL area. She travels all over the state of Illinois presenting on health reimbursement - including insurance, medicare and self management diabetes programs (DSMES). Also, she created a health, wellness, health promotion and health education program targeted for companies and organizations who want to demonstrate concern for employee well-being, and increase employee productivity and morale.

Dietician Mary Ann consults with corporations and industry as a media nutrition spokesperson in area of food and nutrition. You will often see Mary Ann speaking before large consumer audiences on nutrition for kidney disease, nutrition for cardiac health, nutrition education for adolescents and current nutrition topics. She is a true nutrition expert!