Rates & Insurance

Rates when paid at time of service and not billed to insurance

Initial appointment

$160 for up to 90 minutes (preferred)

$130 for up to 60 minutes

Follow up appointments

$110 for up to 60 minutes

$85 for up to 45 minutes

$60 for up to 30 minutes

$30 for 15 minute accountability check

A credit/debit card on file is required to secure appointments (see policy)

Payment options: credit/debit cards, HSA and FSA cards, check, cash

Aetna

Blue Cross Blue Shield

Cigna

United HealthCare

 

We are in network with Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS), Cigna & United.

Aetna limits appointments to no more than 60 minutes, so we will schedule accordingly.

People with these plans often qualify for preventative coverage with zero out of pocket costs.

Every employer's plan is different, so it is imperative to check individual coverage!

We will need a referral from your doctor to comply with Tennessee state requirements.  

 

Medicare

 

We are a Medicare Part B provider.

 

Coverage is straightforward and the same for everyone with Medicare Part B.

 

Medicare will only cover medical nutrition therapy if you have diabetes or kidney disease.

Medicare limits are 3 hours for first year and 2 hours for subsequent years.  

You may be able to use your secondary insurance for additional visits.

We will need a referral from an MD or DO to comply with state and Medicare requirements.  

 

Out of Network

 

We are currently out of network with any plan not listed above.  However, you may have out of network coverage, so we can always check your benefits to find out your best option.

You will be responsible for paying for your visits up front, but we are happy to submit a claim on your behalf which may result in some reimbursement from your insurance company directly to you.  

We are continuing to work on getting in network with other plans, but some markets are currently closed to additional dietitians.  We will push forward with appeals and update as able!

We will need a referral from your doctor to comply with Tennessee state requirements.  

Verifying Benefits

We will verify your coverage and be transparent about any financial obligations prior to your first appointment.  However, we can only go by the information we are told by your insurance company when we call and speak to their representatives.  Ultimately, it will be your responsibility to pay if your insurance company decides not cover our services.

 

Therefore, I HIGHLY recommend you give your insurance company a buzz and ask them these questions.  I know, I know.  The LAST thing any of us want to do is make a phone call to a customer service line.  However, YOU are their customer and it's best to have verification from both sides in case either of us are given inaccurate information or need to appeal.  

I've tried to make it as simple as possible by putting together a list of questions you will want to ask of your insurance company to ensure you get the best possible coverage.