Why Work with a RDN?
Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) provide a nutrition assessment, determine the nutrition diagnosis, develop and implement a nutrition intervention, and monitor and evaluate client’s progress during follow-up sessions. RDNs are also able to provide nutrition education for disease prevention and nutrition counseling for chronic conditions as essential components of any comprehensive health care program.
(RDNs) are food and nutrition experts who have met the following criteria to earn the RDN credential:
- Completed a minimum of a bachelor’s degree
- Completed an Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)-accredited supervised practice program
- Passed a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).
- Completed continuing professional educational requirements to maintain registration.
What is Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT)?
MNT improves client health outcomes, quality of life and lowers health-care costs. Medicare covers outpatient MNT provided by RDNs for beneficiaries with diabetes, chronic renal insufficiency/end-stage renal disease (non-dialysis renal disease) or post kidney transplant. Many other private insurance companies also cover MNT services for a variety of conditions and diseases.
IMPORTANT: OakStone Health and Nutrition is not currently certified to use insurance for billing of services. We can provide a SuperBill which will include an itemized list of services with insurance codes that the client can share with their insurance provider for possible reimbursements. It is the responsibility of the client to discuss nutrition visit coverage and the process of SuperBill reimbursement with their insurance company. It is the responsibility of the client to contact and understand their insurance benefits. Clients will be responsible for paying out-of-pocket for their session at the time of their appointment.
What is the Difference Between a Dietitian and Nutritionist?
All dietitians are nutritionist, but not all nutritionist are dietitians. Read the information below for more details about how these two titles differ.