top of page

Checking Your Insurance Coverage

What insurance companies do you accept?

I am in-network with Medicare, United Healthcare/UHC and BCBS.

What if I have a different insurance?

For all other insurance plans, you will pay at time of service, and will be provided with a superbill that you can submit to your insurance company.  As a medical expense, it will typically be applied to your deductible. 

Can I use my HSA/FSA?

Yes you can!  Nutrition counseling is a qualified medical expense for most HSA and FSA plans.

An important note about medicare...

Please note, Medicare ONLY covers dietitian visits for diabetes or kidney disease.  They DO NOT cover ANY Dietitian visits for ANY other problems -- even cancer, feeding tubes, dementia, etc.  These are cash-pay visits.  I keep my cash-pay visits as reasonable as I can for this exact purpose - so that you can access care when you need it, as a cash-pay patient.

How do I check my commercial insurance coverage?

Call your insurance company and ask if Nutrition Counseling is covered on your plan - specifically CPT Codes 97802 and 97803.  If they say you do not have coverage for those codes, then ask if you have coverage for 99401, 99402, 99403, 99404, S9470. 


Will my diagnosis be covered?

If the representative asks for a diagnosis code or ICD10 code, provide Z71.3.  If that is not accepted on your plan, ask about Z72.4.  If you are overweight or have diabetes, hypertension, or high cholesterol, go ahead and ask to see what nutrition counseling benefits you have for these diagnoses as well.

Will I have a deductible?

Ask if you have preventative benefits on your plan. If so, typically our visits are covered with NO deductible!

How many visits do I have?

Ask how many visits are coverage varies widely from 3 to 30 per calendar year, and sometimes even one session every week!  It's very common for us to need more than 3 sessions to get you to a point where you are feeling comfortable and confident in your nutrition habits.  This means some patients stay on with me and cash-pay for a while once insurance sessions are used up. The GREAT news is that your cash-pay fees are applied to your deductible as a valid medical expense.  Check here for my cash-pay rates.

What do I pay at my appointment?

I cannot always tell if you will have a copay or not, so I don't charge a copay until I file a claim and the insurance company processes the claim and officially advises of the copay.  This is usually a week or two after your appointment, and therefore, this is why your credit-card is on file.  I will ALWAYS let you know before I charge your copay.

I'm ready to book my appointment!

I'm so delighted to work with you! Please go to my online booking system to check availability and book your appointment at a time convenient to you!

bottom of page