Many of you are using sites such as HealthProfs, ZocDoc and Healthgrades as a means of marketing your services and sourcing new clients for your private practice. Well done! Let’s take a look at these three referral sources and share insight from RDNs about each, so that you can discern whether one (or several) might be helpful in growing your private practice.
You’re ready to start looking for the perfect space for your private practice – congrats! You’ll want to ensure the space that you select is inviting, comfortable and most importantly, HIPAA-compliant so as to protect your clients’ privacy. But let’s face it, renting your own private practice space can be pricey! You could consider teaming up with a local physician and share office space to not only save on rent, but to provide a more holistic network of care, provide mutual referrals and more. Let’s take a look at the pros, cons and considerations.
When you file a claim to an insurance company and it gets finalized, you, as the provider, will get remittance advice, which explains the insurance company’s rationale for that claim’s payment (or lack of). The remittance advice is sent to you as a written summary of what the insurance company will cover for a particular claim. The remittance advice outlines what the insurance company paid, the amount that was applied to a client’s deductible, and what amount may now be due from your client. It’s oftentimes accompanied by a check or statement of electronic payment.
A new buzzing topic in nutrition is telehealth. Through a variety of platforms, as a practitioner, you can now meet with your patients virtually! A natural next step for healthcare in the digital age, telehealth is a great opportunity to expand your business and increase access to needed nutrition counseling services.
Accepting insurance on behalf of your clients is a great means of growing your revenue. It opens up your ability to counsel more nutrition clients who may not be able to afford to see you otherwise. Accepting insurance also lands your business in your insurance company's provider directory – opening up a multitude of referral possibilities!