Nutrition Services Delivery and Payment

Public Health and Wellness

FNCE 2018

397. Mission Possible: Changing Reimbursement Policy for Obesity Prevention and Treatment

Sunday, October 21
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
CE: 1.5

Session Level 2 - Intermediate

More than two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese, resulting in $210 billion spent annually on obesity-related disease. Investment in evidence-based policies and practices can make a difference in addressing this epidemic. This session will showcase how private and public payers and employers are joining together in a first-ever collective initiative providing obesity prevention and treatment for individuals of all ages on a national scale. This session will provide an overview of the pledge creation process, discuss how public-private partnerships can drive system change, and explain how to bring more partners to the table to provide more coverage and lower costs. Learn how you can play a role in implementing and expanding this innovative pledge to provide millions of individuals with consistent coverage to support healthy weight.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Need Codes:

  • 4010 - Community intervention, monitoring, evaluation
  • 7170 - Reimbursement, coverage
  • 1080 - Legislation, public policy

Marsha Schofield

Marsha Schofield, MS, RD, LD, FAND is Senior Director, Governance and Nutrition Services Coverage at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In this role, she provides leadership and oversight for the association’s efforts to position members for success in changing health care delivery and payment models. In addition, she directs the Academy’s efforts to expand coverage for nutrition services in the public and private markets. She brings to the Academy a long and varied career in dietetics, including both clinical and management roles in acute care-inpatient services, outpatient services, long-term care, home care, wellness, consultation and business practice, and community health programs with populations ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics. She has also held numerous leadership positions within the Academy at the district, state and national level. She received her BS degree in dietetics through the Coordinated Undergraduate Program in Dietetics at the University of Delaware and her MS degree in Nutrition from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Marsha is passionate about the opportunities for our profession as health care delivery and payment change and truly believes we can paint an exciting and profitable future for ourselves.

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Marsha Schofield

Marsha Schofield, MS, RD, LD, FAND is Senior Director, Governance and Nutrition Services Coverage at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In this role, she provides leadership and oversight for the association’s efforts to position members for success in changing health care delivery and payment models. In addition, she directs the Academy’s efforts to expand coverage for nutrition services in the public and private markets. She brings to the Academy a long and varied career in dietetics, including both clinical and management roles in acute care-inpatient services, outpatient services, long-term care, home care, wellness, consultation and business practice, and community health programs with populations ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics. She has also held numerous leadership positions within the Academy at the district, state and national level. She received her BS degree in dietetics through the Coordinated Undergraduate Program in Dietetics at the University of Delaware and her MS degree in Nutrition from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Marsha is passionate about the opportunities for our profession as health care delivery and payment change and truly believes we can paint an exciting and profitable future for ourselves.

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Jenny Bogard, MPH

Jenny serves as the Director of Healthcare Strategies at the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. She oversees the healthcare initiative, which includes the day to day leadership of the Healthier Generation Benefit. Before joining the Alliance, Jenny spent five years in various leadership positions related to public health, product innovation and global operations. As a public policy consultant for Humana, Inc., Jenny developed relationships with leading NGOs and federal agencies to advance Humana’s public health efforts for beneficiaries and employees. She served as a consultant on staff with the CDC in their Office of Strategy and Innovation developing wellness programs for CDC employees, serving as the lead liaison between Humana and the CDC, and working on projects to foster innovation. Jenny worked for Humana in London to develop business partnerships and served as the lead employee for Humana’s International Operations in their work with Great Britain’s National Health Service.

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Nina Crowley, PhD, RDN, LD

Nina Crowley, PhD, RD, LD is a bariatric surgery dietitian turned program coordinator at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. She has been working with weight loss surgery patients for 12 years and has her doctorate in Health Psychology from Walden University. Nina holds a BS in Nutrition Science from Cornell University and an MS in Health Care Policy and Management from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Nina is passionate about helping patients with difficult behavior changes required to remain successful after having bariatric surgery. Dr. Crowley has authored publications on binge eating behaviors and food cravings in bariatric surgery patients and enjoys presenting on weight regain, weight bias, vitamin/mineral supplementation, and all things behavior change. Nina has served as her District and State Affiliate (SCAND) President, and led the Public Policy Efforts at the state level as Public Policy Coordinator. She is integrated in the obesity workgroups across the state including the Scale Down Strategic Plan for SC, and has been integral in creating and implementing the Medicaid Nutrition Counseling for Obesity Policy, the first state Medicaid to reimburse dietitians independently for nutrition counseling for obesity. She chaired the workgroup tasked with updating the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Evidence Analysis Library Bariatric Surgery Project and is active in the Weight Management DPG, currently serving as the Policy and Advocacy Leader. Nina enjoys balancing her clinical practice with research and volunteerism. Nnia can be found tweeting as @PsychoDietitian.

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