CDR Connection, Issue Six


Commission on Dietetic Registration
Chair
Coleen Liscano, MS, RDN, CSP, CDN, CNSC, FAND
Vice Chair
Becky Sulik, RDN, CDE, LD
Public Member
Greg Rathjen, MBA, PhD
 
Members
Rebecca Brody, PhD, RD, LD, CNSC
Nancy DiMarco, PhD, RDN, CSSD, FACSM
Linda Gigliotti, MS, RD, CDE 
Kellene Isom, MS, RD, LDN
Kathryn Lawson, MS, RDN, CD
CDR NDTR Representative
Kevin Grzeskowiak, NDTR, FMP
Newly Credentialed Practitioner Representative
Anna Acre MS, RDN, LD
Board Certified Specialist Representative
Linda Heller, MS, RD, CSP, CLE, FAND
Advanced Practice in Clinical Nutrition Representative
Beth Taylor, DCN, RDN-AP, LDN, CNSC, FCCM
The Commission on Dietetic Registration is pleased to share this Summer 2017 edition of its e-newsletter the CDR Connection: Power Your Future!  In this issue we are highlighting CDR’s newly elected/appointed Commissioners, as well as updates on ongoing CDR initiatives. We hope that you find this newsletter informative and helpful!
To view past issues go to cdrnet.org/connection

Coleen Liscano, Chair,
Commission on Dietetic Registration
 
Congratulations to CDR's new Commissioners!

Commissioners
(elected Term June 1, 2017–May 31, 2020)

Nancy DiMarco, PhD, RDN, CSSD, FACSM
Kellene Isom, MS, RD, LDN
Kathryn Lawson, MS, RDN, CD
Anna Acre MS, RDN, LDC*

*Newly Credentialed Practitioner Representative
(elected Term June 1, 2017–May 31, 2019)

Did You Know?

The Quality Management Committee has collaborated with the Commission and other Academy organization units/ teams to develop practice resources for the dietetics profession.

Academy Quality Management promotes and supports Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) and Nutrition and Dietetics Technicians, Registered (NDTRs), from all areas of practice in providing competence self-evaluation, and measuring and reporting quality of nutrition care and services. This is paramount to our nation's health care, to the marketplace and, to the business of dietetics.

The Academy’s foundational documents inform and support the practice of the RDN and the NDTR. Quality Management practice documents include scope of practice, standards of practice and professional performance, standards of excellence, practice decision tools, definition of terms, practice tips, case studies, and quality improvement (QI), performance improvement (PI) provider accountability, systematic methods for process improvement, and performance measurement (PM) systems initiatives at the practitioner level.

An overview of all Quality Management resources is available in the learning module: Quality Management: Resources for Excellence in Nutrition and Dietetics located at http://www.eatrightpro.org/resource/practice/quality-management/quality-care-basics/resources-for-excellence-in-nutrition-and-dietetics-module.

 

CDR News Highlights

Advanced Practice in Clinical Nutrition Certification

Because clinical nutrition is who you are not just what you do.

The perfect opportunity to advance your credential has arrived: CDR Advanced Practitioner Certification in Clinical Nutrition.

The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) is offering an advanced practitioner certification in clinical nutrition for registered dietitians (RD) with at least four years of clinical nutrition practice. Apply now for the November 2017 examination window!

Applications for November 2017 examination window are due August 31, 2017.

https://www.cdrnet.org/board-certification-in-advanced-practice.


Remember to Update Your CDR Credentialed Practitioner Profile

Please take a few minutes to review your CDR credentialed practitioner Profile information at www.cdrnet.org to make sure your mailing address, email address and primary contact telephone number are correct. Once you have logged into your record, click on the Profile tab which is located on the menu bar. If you need to make updates, under Contact Information, click on the link Update Contact Information. Please make any necessary changes to insure the delivery of important CDR emails and/or mailings.

To protect the security of your record and maintain the integrity of the Academy/CDR database, we are unable to change mailing addresses and email addresses based upon a verbal request. All changes must be completed by the credentialed practitioner.

If you have a name change, please click on the link below for CDR’s Change of Name/Address Policy https://www.cdrnet.org/news/change-of-name-address-policy Original or notarized copies of name change documents must be provided to CDR for name change updates.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation!


FNCE 2017—CDR Sponsored Sessions


For Students and Educators

Sunday, October 22, 2017
10:00 – 11:30 am
CBT Session — The Registration Examination
McCormick Place Chicago – Room ~ TBD
Presiding Officer: Becky Sulik, RDN, CDE, LD
Speakers: Robert Blackwood & Julie Goerend

  • Anticipate the nature of questions on the registration examination and the exam format.
  • Effectively navigate the online registration, payment and scheduling to take the registration examination.
  • Utilize key resources, such as the Study Guide for the Registration Examination, to successfully prepare to take the examination.


For CDR Credentialed Practitioners

Sunday, October 22, 2017
1:30 – 3:00 pm (Commissioners to be introduced at beginning of session.)
CDR Forum* - CDR New Certifications: Advanced Practice in Clinical Nutrition Interdisciplinary Specialist Certification in Obesity and Weight Management
McCormick Place Chicago – Room ~ TBD
Presiding Officer: Coleen Liscano, MS, RDN, CSP, CDN, CNSC, FAND

Speakers: Rebecca Brody, PhD, RD, LD, CNSC
Beth Taylor, DCN, RDN-AP, LDN, CNSC, FCCM
Linda Gigliotti, MS, RD, CDE


Practice Competencies Initiative

The CDR Competency Assurance Panel collaborated with the Academy’s Quality Management Committee on the development of dietetics practice competencies and performance indicators. These competencies and performance indicators will replace the current learning need codes for the Professional Development Portfolio recertification system in 2015 beginning with new registrants whose registration begins on or after June 2nd, 2015 and current registrants beginning their June 1, 2016 recertification cycle. An article describing the development and validation of the practice competencies was published in the June 2015 Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

The CDR website has been updated to include a Practice Competencies page, https://www.cdrnet.org/competencies, which includes several practitioner resources including recordings of webinar presentations made during 2016–2017.

For additional information go to https://www.cdrnet.org/competencies/webinars.


Interdisciplinary Specialist Certification

CDR’s first administration of the interdisciplinary Board Certified Specialist in Obesity and Weight Management examination took place in March 2017. One hundred and forty examinees sat for this inaugural administration. The next examination will be administered in September 2017. The final application deadline for the September exam is August 2, 2017. For a more comprehensive list of dates, deadlines and resources, please visit https://www.cdrnet.org/csowm.


Certificate of Training Program: Adult Weight Management
Subject Matter Expert/Facilitator Recruitment

The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) is recruiting Subject Matter Experts (SME) in obesity as well as expert facilitators to assist with the development and presentation of instructional content and adult learning-focused strategies for the Certificate of Training Program: Adult Weight Management.

Applications are due on Monday, August 7, 2017 for the project to be completed by Winter 2018.

For more detailed information and application form, please go to https://www.cdrnet.org/application-for-weight-management-sme-and-facilitators.


Upcoming Certificate of Training Programs

Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management Program
September 29–October 1, 2017 ~ Phoenix, Arizona
October 19–21, 2017 ~ Chicago, Illinois
November 16–18, 2017 ~ Orlando, Florida
For registration information and to view the certificate requirements, timeline, registration deadlines and agenda:
https://www.cdrnet.org/weight-management-adult-program

Certificate of Training in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management Program
September 7–9, 2017 ~ Memphis, Tennessee
For registration information and to view the certificate requirements, timeline, registration deadlines and agenda:
https://cdrnet.org/weight-management-childhood-adolescent-program

Level 2 Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management Program
October 19–21, 2017 FNCE® ~ Chicago, Illinois
For registration information and to view the certificate requirements, timeline, registration deadlines and agenda:
https://www.cdrnet.org/weight-management/level2

If you are unable to attend an on-site program, you may wish to consider one of our self-study modules

Adult Weight Management Self-Study Module
For information:
https://cdrnet.org/weight-management/adult-module

Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management Self-Study Module
For information:
https://cdrnet.org/weight-management/childhood-module

Level 2 Adult Weight Management Self-Study Module
For information:
https://www.cdrnet.org/weight-management/level-2-module


Free July 25 Webinar:  Helping RDNs Understand Medicare’s New Quality Payment Program

Have you heard Medicare is shifting away from fee-for-service to pay-for-performance?

Join experts from the Academy’s Nutrition Services Payment Committee and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services as they review Medicare’s Quality Payment Program (QPP) and explain what it means for registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) in a free 1.5 hour webinar.

Signed into law in April 2015, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) created a new way for Medicare Part B providers to get paid for their services. Effective January 1, 2017, the new Quality Payment Program (QPP) rewards value and shifts payment away from fee-for-service to pay-for-performance.

Our special guest speaker from CMS will provide an overview of the two tracks of Medicare’s QPP, the Merit-based Incentive payment System (MIPS) and the Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs), and our RDN speaker will discuss how RDNs can participate in the program now to prepare for the future.

Join your fellow RDNs as we move forward together in understanding this new payment program.

Register for this informative webinar today!

Date: Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Time: 12 noon to 1:30 pm Central time
CPE: 1.5 hours pending
Speakers:  Natalie Stephens RDN, LD, FAND and Oluyemisi Aderomilehin, MPH, CPH, CHES

Registration Required: follow the link below to register.
http://bit.ly/2thTewa