At Nutrition Energy, we offer a range of services to help you reach your goals, large and small. Working together, we will modify your current eating habits and develop a tailored and individualized plan that fits your lifestyle. Our testing services help you understand where you currently stand so we can set reasonable and reachable goals and monitor your progress. Services can include; individual nutrition consultations with one of our expert Registered Dietitian Nutritionists, Sample daily meal plans based on your food preferences, lifestyle and eating preferences, food exchanges and guidelines for balancing your meals easily throughout your busy day, Resting Metabolic Rate testing, body fat testing and more...
- Medical Nutrition Therapy
- Diabetes (Type 1, Type 2, Gestational)
- Hypertension and Heart Disease
- High Cholesterol
- Gastrointestinal Disorders (IBS, Reflux, Celiac, Crohn's, Colitis)
- Testing Services
- Body Fat Testing
- Metabolic Rate Testing (RMR)
- Eating Disorders
- Anorexia Nervosa
- Bulimia Nervosa
- Binge-eating/Purging Disorders
- Athletes and Eating Disorders
- Women's Health
- Gestational Diabetes
- Nutrition for Pregnancy
- Post Natal Weight Management
Insurance Coverage Information
FAQ Regarding Insurance Coverage for Nutritional Counseling
Q. Do you accept my health insurance for nutritional counseling?
A. Many health insurance companies now cover nutritional counseling. This can be true either if you have an actual medical diagnosis that necessitates nutrition counseling OR even if you do not, but want to come in for nutrition counseling or for prevention of a disease.
Q. Which insurance plans do you accept?
A. We are currently in-network with United Healthcare (UHC), Oxford, and Cigna, and we also take Medicare. Please note that Medicare currently only covers individual that have been diagnosed with either diabetes or renal disease. They unfortunately do not cover those with pre-diabetes at this time.
Q. How can I check if I will be covered for my appointment with my Nutrition Energy Dietitian?
A. You can check to see if your insurance policy will cover the visits by calling the 800 number on the back of your insurance card and asking to speak with a representative.
Please follow the steps below when speaking with the representative to help ensure you get accurate information as to whether you insurance will cover the cost of nutrition counseling for your visit.
Q. What should I ask when calling my insurance company?
Do I have Medical Nutrition Therapy coverage on my insurance plan?
If the insurance company asks for a CPT code and you have UHC, Oxford, or Medicare please provide them with the following codes 97802 & 97803. If you have Cigna, please ask about the codes 99205 and 99215.
Q. How can I check whether my "reason for treatment" will be covered?
If the representative asks for a diagnosis code – please use Z71.3 and/or Z82.49.
If applicable, you may give these conditions as well: overweight, obesity, pre-diabetes, diabetes, hypertension, or high cholesterol.
We can bill your visit using "preventative benefit" coding to maximize the number of visits you receive from your insurance carrier.
Q. How many visits will I have per calendar year?
A. Your carrier will let you know how many visits they are willing to cover. Depending on the carrier the number of visits vary from 0 to unlimited depending on medical need.
Q What about my deductible?
A. In the event you have a deductible I will not be able to initially bill your insurance company directly. Therefore, payment is due at the initial visit and each follow up visit until your deductible has been met.
I will provide you will the appropriate documentation to submit to your insurance company to show receipt of the services. This will allow you to “pay down” your deductible. Once your deductible has been met and you have nutrition services on your policy, I can then directly bill your insurance company.
Q. Will I have a co-pay for nutritional counseling?
Dietitians are considered a specialist. Therefore, your specialist co-pay is applicable and is payable at the time of service. This information is often apparent on the front of your actual insurance card. However, when we can bill your insurance with preventative counseling the co-pay is often not applicable. If there is any doubt as to whether you do have a co-pay, we will wait until your insurance carrier has processed your claim and let’s us know whether you have a co-pay then charge the credit card you have on file with us the co-pay amount.
Q. I see you are based in New York State. I live in another state or country, can I still work with one of the Dietitians at Nutrition Energy?
Please refer to this map using this link: https://www.eatrightpro.org/advocacy/licensure/licensure-map regarding reciprocity with the Dietitian Nutritionist credential. We can see you if you live in a green, yellow or grey state.
If you still have questions please shoot us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org or give us all call at the office: 646-361-6803 and we’d be happy to help!