Insurance coverage for medical nutrition therapy varies greatly among insurance carriers. With this in mind, Mid Atlantic Nutrition will verify coverage and, if applicable, submit a claim for your session to your insurance company. However, the dietitian is happy to provide you with a superbill (a receipt with ICD-10 codes) so you can submit to your insurance for reimbursement.
What age range of clients do you see?
Mid Atlantic Nutrition happily accepts clients of all ages. The parents of children and often adolescents will also be included in all or part of our sessions to be sure that medical nutrition therapy has the greatest chance of success.
What is the difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist?
A registered dietitian is required to complete a Bachelor's Degree in nutrition or a related area of study as well as complete a dietetic internship and pass a national registration exam. In addition, to maintain the credential of Registered Dietitian, the dietitian is required to log continuing education hours to be sure he/she remains current in the field.
There aren't any requirements to use the term nutritionist.
Will you communicate with my doctor?
With the client's permission, the dietitian will gladly work with your doctor (or any other members of your medical team) to provide the best care. It is ideal for all medical providers to communicate with one another. A release of healthcare information form will need to be completed before communication can occur.
Do you have evening appointments?
We currently offer evening appointments on several evenings throughout the week in an effort to accommodate the schedules of our clients. The dietitian will work with you to find a time that will fit!
I live far from Mid Atlantic Nutrition, but I want you to be my dietitian. Are there distance options available?
Meeting in person is always ideal, but sometimes it just isn't realistic. Depending on your location, the need for online/phone nutrition counseling can often be met. Contact us for more information and to discuss your individualized needs.
What types of payment are accepted?
Mid Atlantic Nutrition Specialists accepts all major credit cards (through PayPal), cash, or check. PayPal can be processed on the "Contact Us" page or in session at the time of service.