Thank you for being a part of the Healthy Bytes community! We are implementing a change that will help your private practice run more efficiently. As you know, we focus solely on nutritional counseling billing and we are experts in billing nuances, including when an eligibility estimate can (and cannot) be useful.
Is your organization billing for your services? Many of you are employed by hospitals, clinics, research organizations or nonprofits that may not bill for your nutrition services. If so, you have an opportunity to relay the value of your services to organization stakeholders and to make the case that billing for MNT is a sound investment.
Are you receiving referrals from your area physicians or other healthcare professionals on an ongoing basis? If so, well done! Way to reach out and network in order to secure new avenues of bringing clients through your door. You can read more about sourcing physician referrals via an earlier post on our blog.
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.
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.