We know that accepting insurance on behalf of your clients is a big step! But once you get familiar with the system, you’ll feel like a pro. Or – don’t worry about navigating the system, and leave the work to the Healthy Bytes billing allies. To get you started, we are answering a few common questions that we hear from you via email, phone and when we chat with you in person at conferences. We want to help you feel more comfortable with the insurance lingo and landscape.
Professional liability insurance, sometimes referred to as malpractice insurance, protects dietitians from real or alleged errors or omissions, including negligence in the course of your professional duties, by covering most of the costs associated with these claims. We do suggest that you obtain liability insurance prior to working with clients; having this coverage is a requirement to becoming in-network with insurance companies.
Welcome to June! If you’re feeling the way we are, we can’t believe we’re halfway through 2019. The year mid-point is always a good time for reassessing how you are doing in reaching for and achieving your goals that you set in motion for your private practice or nutrition business at the start of this year.
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.
Since 2015, Healthy Bytes has been empowering dietitians to become an integral part of medical care by connecting them with patients, providers, and payers. In 2020, we’re taking that to the next level.
Introducing: the Healthy Bytes Network.