Maybe you’re a dietetic intern or are wrapping up your rotations, or maybe you’ve been running a private practice for years and taking payment out-of-pocket. Regardless of where you are in your career, as an RDN or RD-to-be you’re probably familiar with the option to take health insurance. You’ve likely heard about the benefits: insurance companies are covering nutritional counseling at higher rates than ever before, physicians are more likely to refer patients to you if you’re already in the same networks as them, and you’re able to work with a number of new clients who may not otherwise have access to your services.
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.
If you’re a registered dietitian who wishes to accept insurance on behalf of your clients, you’ll need to become an in-network provider with insurance companies. Credentialing is the process where the insurance companies check to make sure that you’re a registered dietitian in good standing. The system to help ease this process is the CAQH, or the Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare.
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.
Today we’re excited to announce a few upgrades to the Healthy Bytes Platform claim status pages with you! Based on your feedback (thank you!), we refreshed the pages to include more search filters and additional claim status details for each claim. Both upgrades give you improved search functionality and information as to where your claim is in the filing process - in real-time!