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New Patient Information

Important New Patient Information:

  • Regardless of your insurance (HMO, PPO, Medicare), or if you are paying out of pocket, a referral from your healthcare provider is required for nutrition services.
  • After you request an appointment, you will receive an email with a link to the patient portal (Practice Better) to complete intake paperwork. 
  • Your appointment will not be confirmed until we have received your doctors referral and you have completed all the paperwork online. If they are not done within 48 hours, we will decline/cancel your appointment request and open the spot for other clients. 
    • If you have questions or concerns when filling out the paperwork, please contact us
  • A credit card if required to be on file in order to hold your appointment.
  • At least 24 hours notice is required to cancel or reschedule an appointment. Your credit card will be charged the for the service in case of late cancellation or not show, regardless of the reason. 

HEALTHY MISSION DIETITIAN ACCEPTS HEALTH INSURANCE

Most health insurance plans cover nutrition visits with us, often at NO COST to you. Telehealth (aka virtual) sessions are preferred. At this time, telehealth is covered by the majority of plans we accept.

We are in-network with Anthem Blue Cross, BCBS, Blue Shield of CA, HealthNet, Medicare, United Healthcare, Brand New Day.

Coverage varies greatly between plans. Please continue reading for help determining what your plan covers.

If we are out of network with your insurance, sessions may still be covered. Upon request, we can provide you with a superbill to submit yourself for possible reimbursement. Payment is due from you at the time of service in this instance.

Note: Eligibility/benefits information is not a guarantee that your insurance will cover sessions. 

Regardless of what type of insurance you have, a referral from your healthcare provider is REQUIRED for services. Click the button below to get the referral for you need. 

Insurance Benefits

(Anthem, BCBS, Blue Shield of CA, HealthNet, UHC)

We recommend calling your insurance company and asking the following questions to determine if they will cover the cost of your visit.

Please write down the answers from the insurance representative and keep them for your records. If insurance declines to cover your visit(s) for any reason, you are responsible for the full amount billed.

Filling out the form will help ensure you get the most out of your benefits and avoid any financial surprises. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Please note that regardless of your insurance type (PPO or HMO), a doctors referral is required. Please download the form above and have your healthcare provider complete and return to us.


Medicare

Medicare only covers nutrition therapy if you have a diagnosis of Diabetes or Chronic Kidney Disease stage 3, 4, or 5 (pre-dialysis).

Medicare does not cover pre-diabetes or any other diagnoses.

Medicare limits the amount of nutrition therapy to 3 hours for the first calendar year, whether it was provided by us, another dietitian or a combination of both. Medicare limits the amount of nutrition therapy to 2 hours for subsequent calendar years. Additional visits are covered when there is a change in your condition and your doctor sends us a new referral.

Please contact us if you have questions regarding Medicare coverage.

A referral from your Medicare doctor (MD or DO) is always required prior to your appointment.

 

Notes about Medicare: Medicare only covers nutrition therapy if you have a diagnosis of Diabetes or Chronic Kidney Disease stage 3, 4 or 5 (pre-dialysis). Medicare does not cover pre-diabetes or any other diagnoses. Medicare limits the amount of nutrition therapy to 3 hours for the first calendar year, whether it was provided by us, another dietitian or a combination of both. Medicare limits the amount of nutrition therapy to 2 hours for subsequent calendar years. Additional visits are covered when there is a change in your condition and your doctor sends us a new referral. You can still work with us if you don’t have one of the above diagnoses but you may have to pay out of pocket. Feel free to contact us with any questions!

RATES & PAYMENT

Credit Card, FSA/HSA, or Zelle, and some health insurance plans are accepted.
A credit/debit card on file is required to secure appointments.

See our services page for rates

frequently asked questions

Much of our first session will be spent getting to know your health status, eating habits and nutrition concerns. We’ll discuss what you hope to achieve through nutrition counseling and together come up with personalized goals, as well as discus our recommendations for getting you to them. Depending on what you need and how much time we have, we may provide meal planning strategies, food suggestions, nutrition education, supplement and/or lab testing recommendations. Lastly, we’ll make a plan for follow-up appointments.
The frequency of our visits is individual and depends upon your current nutrition status and goals. It is common to meet more frequently in the beginning to build momentum and then less frequently as time goes by. Most clients see us every 1-3 weeks initially. Nutrition counseling provides the support you need to keep on track with your goals and gradually adopt meaningful, sustainable change.

Yes! We offer virtual appointments (also called telehealth) where me meet online for a video call. It’s similar to Skype but we use a more secure platform for healthcare. Most insurance companies we accept cover these type of visits for clients in California State. See our Rates / Insurance page for more details on coverage.

If you live outside of California State, please contact us prior to scheduling your appointment to determine if we can work with you. Some states allow it, and some do not.

Telehealth sessions might not be covered across state lines so, as always, it’s important for you to ask your insurance company.

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