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Tips for Dietitians-to-Be Part I: Passing the RDN Exam

Tips for Dietitians-to-Be Part I: Passing the RDN Exam

Congratulations to you, RDs-to-be, who are nearing your much-anticipated graduation date! You’re nearly there! The Healthy Bytes billing allies recognize and applaud all of the hard work you have put into becoming a dietitian to date.

As you near the final turn, you’re likely starting to prepare for the national RDN exam at this time. Just like any other exam prep, some of us study best for this exam with others, while some of us prefer to study solo. Many current dietitians swear by their use of flashcards for prep for the RDN exam, given the loads of data and memorization involved – while others prefer manuals or seminars. Whatever your study method, we’ve compiled a few resources that aim to help you pass on your first try!

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National Provider Identifier (NPI) Numbers, Revisited

National Provider Identifier (NPI) Numbers, Revisited

HIPAA regulations dictate that, as a health care provider working with health insurance companies, you need a National Provider Identifier (NPI) number. These 10-digit numbers are a way for the healthcare sector to identify health professionals consistently and they are publicly searchable.

There are actually two types of NPIs, logically referred to as “Type I” and, yes, “Type II”. Type I NPIs are also sometimes called individual or personal NPIs, while Type II NPIs can be referred to as either organizational or group NPIs.

Partnering with a Physician: What You Need to Know

Partnering with a Physician: What You Need to Know

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.

Seeking Recommendations from Various Sources

Seeking Recommendations from Various Sources

Recently, we covered referrals and recommendations, and how the referral process works. In this post, we’ll cover thinking outside of the “recommendations box” – many of us as RDNs and CNSs tend to think of physicians as the main source of referrals. But there are  many other health professionals who can serve as partners who can recommend your business to their own clients.