Under the new rule issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that is scheduled to take effect July 11, qualified registered dietitian nutritionists will be able to order patient diets and hospitals will be able to privilege them to order nutrition-related laboratory tests to monitor and modify diet plans without the supervision or approval of a physician, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, which strongly supports the change. “Registered dietitian ...

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