Many insurance companies are moving away from paper checks and toward electronic reimbursement. A provider typically has to have access to a payer’s online portal in order to successfully manage the claims filing process. We learned that many of you still opt for paper checks for a variety of reasons. Which do you prefer?
A dietitian recently asked us why she might be covered for nutritional counseling under a health insurance plan’s HMO (health maintenance organization) and not a particular PPO (preferred provider organization) – or vice versa. “How am I supposed to find out which plans I’m covered for under each insurance company’s offerings?”
If you have your sights set on accepting insurance in 2019, now is the time to start the contracting process with insurance companies! That’s right. It could take approximately six months’ time to get fully contracted as an in-network provider. There’s no time like the present—get a jump on being able to see more clients and help them meet their nutrition goals starting in January!
Happy graduation! Many of you are wrapping up your internship, rocking your thesis, and studying for the RDN exam. Best of luck to all of you—it’s been a long journey! Once you have those RDN credentials behind your name, we’re here to support you in your venture into private practice.
We shared our list of common insurance terms with you in part I of our Insurance Hacks Series. In Insurance Hacks Part II today, we want to give you the scoop as to what Healthy Bytes can do to ease your entry into accepting insurance. Or perhaps you already accept insurance – go, you! Either way, Healthy Bytes is your biggest ally! We specialize in nutritional counseling reimbursement – this includes credentialing, contracting, billing and reimbursement.