We know that accepting insurance on behalf of your clients can be daunting. But once you get familiar with the system, you’ll feel like a pro! Or – don’t worry about navigating the system, and leave the work to us. To get you started, we are answering a few common questions that we hear from you via email, phone and when we chat with you in person at conferences. We want to address these today so that you’re more comfortable with the insurance lingo and landscape.
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.
You are a licensed registered dietitian in your state. What does that mean, exactly? According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, licensure incorporates statutes that define your scope of practice, and performance of the profession is illegal without first obtaining a license from the state.
Licensing dietitians assures the public that individuals providing nutrition counseling services have the appropriate amount of education and experience.