NE DPG Webinar Series Overview

A huge thanks to all those who listened to the Nutrition Entrepreneurs Dietetic Practice Group's webinar series the past 3 weeks!  We were really excited to sponsor the webinars and hear from two amazing speakers about taking insurance as private practice dietitians. We hope that you learned a lot. Here's a quick summary to refresh what was discussed: 

Week 1: 

The first webinar was on "Starting the Nutrition Practice of Your Dreams" featuring Kait Fortunato RD, LD, CEDRD as the speaker. Here's an overview of the topics covered:

  • Creating a business (thinking of a name and writing a business plan)
  • Getting your professional IDs (NPI and business Tax ID) 
  • Should you take insurance? 
  • Setting up your office (the physical space and forms that may come in handy) 
  • How to market your practice

Week 2: 

The second week of the webinar shifted to "Growing My Private Practice: Should I take Insurance?" Ingrid Knight RDN, LD walked us through the questions on many private practice dietitians' minds: 

  • Pros and cons of taking insurance 
  • Who to enroll with and how
  • Medicare enrollment, coverage, and example payment rates
  • Private payer enrollment and coverage 

Week 3: 

The third, and final, week was also lead by Ingrid Knight, RDN, LD, and was about "Advanced Topics in Insurance, Billing, and Reimbursement- How to 'Up your Game.'" Part 3 dove deeper into aspects of insurance, such as: 

  • Diagnosis codes
  • Procedural (CPT) codes
  • Modifiers
  • PQRS
  • Units/ session
  • Billing for Medicare 

Are you sad that you missed out on all the fun? Don't worry! If you're a member of AND, you can find the audio and handouts from the webinars in the Webinar Library.