Is your organization billing for your services? Many of you are employed by hospitals, clinics, research organizations or nonprofits that may not bill for your nutrition services. If so, you have an opportunity to relay the value of your services to organization stakeholders and to make the case that billing for MNT is a sound investment.
Are you ready to take your private practice or nutrition business to the next level? Earnings potential abounds – read on to learn how to create these money-making opportunities! This is part III in our private practice profitability series, in which we’re focusing on client retention, billing and reimbursement. Read our earlier posts on budgeting and managing overhead, and on finding clients and establishing a referral pipeline.
You may never be audited by an insurance company, but if you are, here are a few tips and tricks for how to handle the insurance company’s request. Note that most dietitians find the insurance company requests a select number of chart notes for a particular client, with the aim of ensuring that you are billing for the services that you say you are billing for, billing via the correct diagnosis code, and billing for the amount of time that you said you spent with your client. In other words, an audit conducted by an insurance company is rarely what comes to mind when you think of an IRS audit where all of your records and documentation are examined.
Let us handle the insurance paperwork, so that you can focus on what really matters! Whether you already accept health insurance on behalf of your clients, or you would like to start accepting insurance, Healthy Bytes is your biggest ally. We specialize in nutritional counseling reimbursement so that you don’t have to.
In part I of our dietitians-to-be series, we shared resources to help you ace the RDN exam. In part II, we provided tips and tricks directly from practicing dietitians to help you prepare for the test. Once you have those RDN credentials behind your name, we’re here to support you in your venture into private practice! Here are the steps to start taking in order to set up your practice to accept health insurance on behalf of your clients, opening up your doors to more clients as a result.