Public Policy/Reimbursement

Reimbursement Updates:


Diabetes Prevention Program to be covered as a Medicare Benefit in 2018.


Telehealth coverage law goes into effect.  Contact your provider reps to see what each companies policy is for telehealth related to MNT.

RDN’s Complete Guide to Credentialing and Billing: The Private Payer Market


This toolkit is designed to empower RDNs to enter the Private Payer Market through step by step directions on how to become a provider and bill for services.

Get the guide here!

MNT Provider

Your source for practice management news, the MNT Provider is a monthly newsletter specifically tailored for registered dietitians. Free to Academy members, the MNT Provider includes articles on topics such as billing, coding and coverage, practice and business management, health care reform, Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance reimbursement.

Find new and old issues here.

Reimbursement Listserve

The Reimbursement Online Community is an interactive portal that offers Academy members a space to network and share ideas, and practice management tips related to coverage and reimbursement for MNT services.

Join here!


Your NPI is like your professional social security number, it identifies you as a provider of MNT and Dietetics.  It’s a great idea to get your NPI even if you have no plans to bill insurance. The more Dietitians that get their NPI the more visibility we have as a group with CMS.  Get your free NPI number by following this link.


CAQH ProView is more than a credentialing database. Available at no cost to you, CAQH ProView eliminates duplicative paperwork with organizations that require your professional and practice information for claims administration, credentialing, directory services, and more.

Go here to get your application started today!

Medicare application

Follow this link to get started as a Medicare Provider.


Getting your CDN is a great idea for a number of reasons.  Although it’s still voluntary at this time, getting it now will grandfather you in once licensure is passed in NYS.  Also consider that if you want to bill insurance you need to have your CDN.

Navigate here to learn more.