At this time, Lauren is an out-of-network provider, but she is in the process of getting credentialed with insurance. If you are planning on receiving out-of-network reimbursement for medical nutrition therapy, you are responsible for payment at the time of your service.
Even as an out-of-network provider, it is possible that your insurance company will cover all or a portion of nutrition visits. I recommend that you contact your insurance provider to clarify coverage.
If requested, I will provide a Superbill with a procedure code and diagnosis code for you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.
PHONE SCRIPT WHEN CALLING YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY
Hello, I am interested in seeing an out-of-network registered dietitian. Does my plan provide reimbursement for out-of-network providers?
If yes, make sure to ask the following questions:
- How many sessions does my plan cover?
- Is there a time limit for each session?
- What is my deductible, and has it been met?
- What is the coverage amount per session?
- Do I need pre-authorization from my insurance company or referral from a physician?
- If yes, it is your responsibility to obtain a referral from your physician. If coverage is limited to certain medical diagnoses, please get a prescription from your physician for medical nutrition therapy, which includes the medical diagnosis and billing code.
- After my appointment with my Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, where do I send the Superbill for reimbursement, and when can I expect to be reimbursed?
HSA/FSA CARDS AND ACCOUNTS
If your insurance plan does not cover nutrition counseling but you do have a Health Savings Account or Flexible Spending Account (HSA/FSA) card, you can use that to pay for your sessions.