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.
A quick Google search for “healthcare” will return no shortage of hits these days, as you might imagine. Here are some of the latest headlines we hope you find helpful and relevant for your practice.
Imagine if your clients’ health insurance benefits included receipt of nutritious food. We can dream, right? Good news - this very benefit could be coming to an insurance plan near you.
As registered dietitian nutritionists and certified nutrition specialists, February is a month worth loving! Not only is it Heart Health Month, but Valentine’s Day is a few days away, and last but not least, it’s National Chocolate Lovers’ Month. Let’s celebrate each in turn!
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and with 30 million Americans living with diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association, there’s good reason to draw attention to the disease. Additionally, there are 84 million Americans at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes and an estimated 7.2 million living undiagnosed, according to the CDC. The average cost of medical expenditures for people living with diabetes is $13,700/year and it is the seventh leading cause of death in the US as of 2015.
There are several ways to treat and potentially prevent diabetes (type 2) and one of those ways is to work with a registered dietitians.