Your Guide to Insurance and Medical Nutrition Counseling/Therapy (MNT) Coverage. Will Insurance cover my visit with a Registered Dietitian?
Insurance coverage will depend on various factors and will vary based on your specific insurance plan. Although we are more than happy to answer questions you have about insurance, you may find it helpful to call your insurance company directly. Below are some questions you may find helpful to ask your insurance company to find out more information about your coverage for medical nutrition therapy (nutrition services).
- Does my insurance plan cover for the CPT (current procedural terminology) codes 97802 and 97803? These are the codes for the initial and follow up appointments with a Registered Dietitian.
- What is the coverage for a specialist’s office? (Rebecca Bitzer and Associates is considered a “specialist office” this may differ from a hospital setting or a primary care.)
- Do I need a referral or a preauthorization? (If yes, please bring your referral with you! Please let RBA know if your insurance requires a preauthorization.)
- For which diagnoses will my insurance cover nutrition counseling? Some insurance companies will only cover for certain diagnoses. The most common covered diagnoses include diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or kidney disease. Please contact RBA if your insurance company is asking about specific diagnosis codes. We can provide these for you.
- How many sessions or units will my insurance cover?
- What are my out of network benefits for nutrition counseling? If you have out of network benefits, RBA will be more than happy to provide you with detailed receipts to submit to insurance.
- Do I have a deductible? How much is it and how much have I paid already?
It is recommended to obtain a reference number for your call.
Insurance Participating Providers
RBA participates with the following insurance companies:
Please contact us if you would like more information. This information changes periodically so we are happy to help you any way that we can. You can also contact your insurance company for more information regarding your specific plan.