Medical Nutritional Therapy
What is Medical Nutrition Therapy?
Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) involves the assessment of a client's nutritional status who has been diagnosed with a condition, illness, or injury that puts them at risk. Based on an individualized assessment, nutrition intervention is developed to manage or treat the condition, illness, or injury.
Nutrition intervention includes diet modification & counseling, specialized nutrition therapies, and nutrition monitoring & evaluation. MNT services help individuals maintain health, eliminate the need for medication, prevent medical complications, & decrease hospitalization rates. Many specific conditions are successfully treated with nutrition therapy. MNT combined with the appropriate lifestyle & behavior changes are key in prevention & optimizing quality of life.
Reimbursement for nutrition services (or medical nutrition therapy) is highly variable depending on your insurance carrier and plan, as well as patient diagnosis. Therefore, payment is expected when services are rendered. You will be given a superbill to provide to your insurance company which includes all insurance codes needed for reimbursement after each visit.
First-time appointments are billed as an Initial Session and last approximately one hour. Follow-up Sessions last about 45 minutes. It is recommended that every client schedule at least one Follow-up Session, usually within one to two weeks after the Initial Session. Our phone number for an appointment is 678-741-5338
How Long is an Initial and Follow-Up Nutrition Session?
An initial nutrition session is 60-90 minutes and the follow-up is either 45 or 60 minutes, depending on your goals.
How Frequently Are Follow-Up Nutrition Appointments Scheduled?
Follow-up visit frequency is case dependent. At the initial session, we will decide on what works best in terms of the timeframe for follow-up visits depending on your condition. The average time between visits is 2-4 weeks. Also, the number of follow-up sessions will depend on your condition, progression and needs. Some people may require 1-3 visits, while others may need ongoing visits.
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Do You Accept Insurance for Medical Nutritional Therapy (MNT) Visits?
Living Healthy are currently in-network with the following insurance plans:
Medicare - Part B
Click here for a further listing of insurance plans that Denine Rogers, MS, RDN, LD, FAND is covered. If you have other insurance, you may be eligible for out-of-network nutrition therapy coverage. You can call your insurance company for an explanation of the insurance coverage associated with your policy. Click Guide for Determining Coverage for Nutrition Services for further information about your insurance coverage.
For appointment availability, click button here and leave Denine Rogers MS, RDN, LD, FAND your contact information and a good time to reach you. She will follow up with you promptly. Please also complete some information before the appointment and bring the following completed forms to your appointment:
Some questions to ask when calling your insurance company are:
If a physician referral is required for a nutrition visit?
If visits are done with a Registered Dietitian Nutritionists?
Which diagnoses, if any, are covered?
If you have a deductible, what is it, and if it has been met?
What is the maximum number of visits allowed for a given period of time?
What your copay or coinsurance will be per visit?
Living Healthy does accept Out-of-Network Nutritional Services. Health insurance companies may or may not offer coverage for Medical Nutrition Therapy, (MNT), so you should investigate the type of coverage you possess with care. Although you may have insurance that will reimburse you, please understand that it is your responsibility to pay for your visit at the time of your appointment.
Missed or Cancelled Appointments
If you need to cancel an appointment, please do so at least 24 hours in advance by email or by leaving a message at 678-741-5338. Clients who fail to show up for a scheduled appointment without providing us with at least 24 hours’ notice will be charged a $30 fee.
This website is meant to inform the general public and other healthcare providers on nutrition and health issues. Information on this website does not replace that of your own healthcare provider. You should not rely on this information as a substitute for personal medical attention, diagnosis or hands-on treatment. ALWAYS consult your doctor prior to changing your diet or starting a new supplement or exercise regime.