In the State of Florida, every practicing dietitian, nutritionist, or nutrition counselor must meet minimum requirements for safe practice. The Dietetics and Nutrition Practice Council is responsible for licensing, monitoring, and educating dietitians, nutritionists, and nutrition counselors to assure competency and safety to practice in Florida.
Learn more at: floridahealth.gov
Payment & Reimbursement for Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT)
No matter where you work, understanding the basics of health care payments and other sources of funding for the services you provide is an asset to every registered dietitian nutritionist.
Contact the FAND Nutrition Services Payment Specialist
In the ever-evolving world of coverage and payment for nutrition services, the FAND Nutrition Services Payment Specialist provides additional support and serves as a valuable resource for Florida members. If you have questions that are state-specific or pertain to an area of focus, contact the FAND Nutrition Services Payment Specialist.
There are many helpful resources to assist you with learning more about the billing and payment process for nutrition services.
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National Provider Identifier (NPI)
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National Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Resources
The National Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers a comprehensive section on Payments and Reimbursements. The following topis are covered:
- Health Insurance and Other Sources of Funding
- Healthcare Insurance Benefits and Payment for MNT and Nutrition Services
- Coding and Billing Resources
- Medicare Resources
- HIPAA and Other Regulations
- Updates on changes in health care delivery and payment
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- Clearly outlines rules around authority levels, rights and expectations
- Bylaws are high-level. Note, details for conducting business are included in the Policies and Procedures Manual. Bylaws take precedent over policies.
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Reviewed and updated every 5 years
Outlines positions of leadership within the association
Clarifies who reports to whom