The new year is just around the corner! As such, your clients may come to you with questions about their coverage for the remainder of the calendar year and heading into the new year, since many insurance plans will “re-set” come January 1st. How do you know how many nutrition counseling appointments your client is allotted for the remainder of this year? And what does coverage look like come January 1st – has anything changed?
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is adding registered dietitian nutritionists as eligible healthcare professionals to its Medicare Quality Payment Program (QPP) beginning January 1, 2019. As such, if you are a Medicare provider, you will be able to report outcomes to the CMS and potentially receive an increase in your payments come 2021.
This time of year is when we all find ourselves thinking of how we want the coming year to be even better than the year we’re leaving behind. What might you do differently to grow your private practice? What new skills might you learn in order to generate new revenue streams? Here are a few resources from Healthy Bytes to help you set goals and take steps toward growing your nutrition business, including accepting health insurance on behalf of your clients!
For those of you who are RDNs and dietitians-to-be with glimmers of opening up your own private practices in your eyes, this post is for you!
We invite you to spend some time with this post (set it as a bookmark, too!), as it contains numerous resources for launching your private practice.
How do you know whether to collect a copayment from your client? And if you do need to collect a co-pay, when do you collect it? Let’s dive in!
Whether or not your client is required to pay a co-pay, or a fixed amount that one pays for a covered healthcare service after the deductible has been met, is determined by the client’s health insurance plan.