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Health Insurance

I am currently a participating provider with Aetna, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, GHI, HIP, Emblem, Medicare, United Health Care, NYSHIP, 1199 as well as several other plans.  Healthcare reform has had a positive impact on many preventative wellness services such as nutrition counseling. As a result, your health insurance may cover the entire cost of your session.  However, in some cases, even with an excellent insurance policy,  nutrition services may not be a covered benefit.

It is the Patient's Responsibility to verify the coverage provided by their own insurance. You will be billed for any services provided that are not paid by your carrier. 

You must check insurance coverage before coming in for your appointment.

To verify your nutrition coverage, please call the 800 number on the back of your insurance card and ask to speak with a representative from member services. Use my name as the provider and our address location in Patchogue.  If asked, you can provide them with my NPI #  1205029956

Please ask the representative the following questions:

  1. Are nutrition services with a registered dietitian nutritionist including education and counseling a covered service on my current policy?

  2. Is my diagnosis covered? (You need to get a diagnosis code from your doctor).  Do I have coverage regardless of diagnosis? 

  3. How many covered visits do I have per calendar year?

  4. What is considered the calendar year for my current policy?

  5. Do I have a deductible I need to meet for nutrition services before the visits are covered by my insurance?

  6. Do I have a co-pay or co-insurance for nutrition services?

  7. Is telehealth covered for nutrition counseling? 

  8. May I please have a reference number for this call?

Payment  is due at the time of service. Cash, credit card and Venmo are accepted for payment of fee/co-pay.

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