Why Is Nutrition Counseling Important?
Nutrition counseling is often viewed as a luxury when in fact, it is a necessity. Fortunately, health insurance companies understand this too and many people are surprised to learn that most insurances cover nutrition counseling. That said, you can work privately with a nutritionist-dietitian to come up with a personalized, health-focused meal plan that aligns with your needs and preferences. Nutrition counseling is not just getting a meal plan, it also involves the following:
- Learning more about your unique and specific nutritional needs
- Understanding how and why optimal nutrition can help you treat and prevent certain diseases
- Improving your relationship with food and mitigating guilt around eating, over-eating and disordered eating patterns
- Acquiring the tools you need to eat healthier and sustain it throughout your lifetime
How can you get insurance to cover nutrition counseling?
In order for nutrition counseling to be covered by insurance, it's important that you find an IN-NETWORK registered dietitian who understands the challenges of billing insurance. You don't necessarily need a medical diagnosis, depending on your insurance plan. Our team has billing insurance for many years and knows which codes will get you the best coverage possible. Your sessions may be even be covered 100%!
At Virtual Nutrition Experts, we accept a variety of health insurance plans including Aetna, Cigna, BCBS, United and Oxford. Visit our page to find a dietitian near you who accepts your insurance. Bottom line, yes insurance may cover nutrition counseling and you deserve regular access to this valuable service.