WHY MAKE A REFERRAL ?
Improving patient outcomes through Medical Nutrition Therapy
Accredited Practising Dietitians (APDs) are the experts in food and nutrition, and the only allied health professionals recognised by Medicare to provide medical nutrition therapy.
APDs translate scientific nutrition information into personalised, practical dietary advice. They can advise your patients on the specific nutritional management of many health conditions and assess their dietary pattern against age appropriate recommendations.
Nutrition intervention can considerably improve patient outcomes and should be reviewed by an APD periodically to ensure your patients’ needs are met.
A referral to an APD can be made under a Medicare Chronic Disease Management plan for patients with any chronic medical condition that has been (or is likely to be) present for 6 months or longer.
DIAGNOSIS AND CONDITIONS FOR REFERRAL
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