This webpage is provided as a resource to LIDA members seeking information on MNT reimbursement. For more information on reimbursement visit NYSDA’s website www.eatrightny.org
Member Action Alert
Support Legislation to Expand Medicare MNT to Cover Pre-diabetes … World Diabetes Day is November 14 and this is National Diabetes Awareness Month. More than most, ADA members understand the importance of bringing diabetes to the public's attention.
What is often missing from the debate is the need to treat people diagnosed as having pre-diabetes. ADA has supported a number of proposals in Congress to address the problem of pre-diabetes, and Congress now appears ready to consider another major Medicare bill.
Send an e-mail to your representative and senators via ADA's Web site. Go to www.eatright.org and log in as a member. Under the "Advocacy and the Profession," tab click "Grassroots Manager" on the left hand side. Once in "Grassroots Manager," click "Take Action." Then click on the World Diabetes Day URL. This interactive page will translate your ADA member number into a personalized letter to your legislators. You will be offered the choice of e-mailing the letter or printing out a letter to fax. Please choose the e-mail option.
Also … during National Diabetes Month, the National Diabetes Education Program has produced copyright-free campaign tools to help you promote diabetes prevention and control. Visit www.ndep.nih.gov for more information.