Frequently Asked Questions
Do you accept insurance?
Currently, we are considered an "out of network" provider. Some insurance plans have out of network medical nutrition therapy benefits, which allow partial or complete reimbursement of medical nutrition therapy.
This means that you are responsible for the full price of the consultation at the time of service and that we will be happy to provide a superbill for you to submit to your insurance carrier for possible reimbursement. Please be advised that this is not a guarantee your claim with be reimbursed. InControl Nutrition, LLC is not responsible if insurance does not reimburse the visit. Always check with your insurance carrier what is covered, if you plan on seeking reimbursed by them. Use this script when calling insurances.
Do I need a referral to see you?
Generally no, but it would be helpful to know why the medical provider referred you. If you plan seeking reimbursement as an out of network benefit, your insurance may require you to have a referral prior to your first nutrition appointment. Usually on the referral, a diagnosis code is indicated, which can help with reimbursement claims.
How many times do you usually see clients?
Every individual is different, with different needs. Some people need only one nutrition session for a quick consultation, others require more extensive visits to help them achieve their goals. Generally, in order to see meaningful improvement, it is recommended to see a dietitian at least on a monthly basis for at least 3 months. People with diabetes and those that require insulin titration may need more frequents visits initially and then taper off as they feel comfortable managing their diabetes.
How do you protect my privacy?
InControl Nutrition, LLC is committed to protecting your Personal Health Information. All electronic health records (including Telehealth services) are stored in Healthie platform which is HIPPA compliant. Healthie is compliant with US Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations. That includes the Privacy, Security, & Breach Notification Rules and the Administrative & Physical Safeguards. Find out more at Healthie
What should I bring to my first appointment?
What can I expect at my first visit?
During our first visit, your diet, medical, family and lifestyle history will be evaluated. Your visit will also include measuring your weight, height, blood pressure and your blood glucose (finger stick) if needed. You will leave with tailored nutrition recommendations based on your individual needs.
Do you provide customized nutrition recommendations?
Absolutely! Nutrition recommendations are based on a variety of factors that include anthropometrics, activity level, age, gender and medical history. There is no one diet fits all philosophy at InControl Nutrition. Personalized goals are agreed on mutually by the client and the dietitian, evaluated at follow up visits and adjusted as needed.