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Nutrition & Dietetics Academy Hails Patient Diet Ruling

Decision will allow qualified registered dietitian nutritionists to order patient diets and nutrition-related laboratory tests without physician approval.

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,

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