Let us handle the insurance paperwork, so that you can focus on what really matters! Whether you already accept health insurance on behalf of your clients, or you would like to start accepting insurance, Healthy Bytes is your biggest ally. We specialize in nutritional counseling reimbursement so that you don’t have to.
This week, we recognize National Women’s Health Week from May 12th – 18th. We admire the theme outlined on the Office on Women’s Health this year: Your health is a lifelong journey. It’s personal. It’s unique. It’s yours. What a great reminder as you think about the health of the women you counsel – that nutrition, health and wellness is to be shaped and customized for the individual sitting before you. Through your motivational interviewing practices, you are the expert at tuning into your clients’ needs and providing sound nutrition expertise.
The Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group recently conducted a study assessing the effectiveness of diabetes prevention using either medication or weight loss via lifestyle changes in pre-diabetic patients. Results demonstrated that both the drug as well as diet and activity coaching reduced the risk of developing diabetes. However, participants in the lifestyle coaching group were 58% less likely to develop diabetes compared to the control group. The lifestyle changes that you, as RDNs help your clients to make, were nearly twice as effective as medication.
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.
It's the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics State Conference season! Are you attending your state event this Spring? For those of you who are new to Academy conferences, they are typically one to three day events with educational sessions, workshops and networking opportunities. Some conferences even provide CEUs. Year over year, we always enjoy the opportunity to meet with you and help guide you toward private practice growth by accepting health insurance on behalf of your clients.