A new buzzing topic in nutrition is telehealth. Through a variety of platforms, as a practitioner, you can now meet with your patients virtually! A natural next step for healthcare in the digital age, telehealth is a great opportunity to expand your business and increase access to needed nutrition counseling services.
Do you have a burning billing question? We oftentimes receive questions from you – and there’s oftentimes overlap in the questions that you all need answers to! That’s why we’ve compiled a short list of questions and answers for you today to read and refer back to. We hope you find this helpful. And please let us know what questions you would add to this list – we’ll answer them in a future installment!
If Aetna is one of the insurance companies that you're participating with, or plan to participate with, please be aware that Aetna has updated its nutritional counseling reimbursement policy. The insurance company will continue to reimburse for preventive care, but this update will necessitate some coding shifts in claims that you, as RDNs, can successfully submit for reimbursement.
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?
Earlier this week, we covered sourcing referrals from healthcare providers and how the referral process works. Today we want to distinguish between referrals and recommendations. Let’s dive in!