Happy Body Wellness - Dietitian Richmond Virginia

Comprehensive Nutrition Counseling

and Dietary Behavior Assessments.

YES,

we accept health insurance

We will spend 45 - 60 minutes talking about you, your lifestyle, nutritional habits, eating behaviors, fitness and movement routines, sleep and rest schedules, and stress management practices. Within 3 days after our meeting, you will be provided a comprehensive assessment PDF that includes resources, meal plans, print-outs, and a master plan goals sheet to refer to that captures everything we discussed in our session.

To ensure Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) coverage: call the phone number for customer service which is usually located on the back of your insurance card. Ask if MNT is a covered benefits based upon your plan and diagnosis. The procedure codes we use for MNT are: 97802 (initial assessment) and 97803 (follow-up assessment). The diagnosis code used will depend on your situation.

Initial session fee: $225
Follow-up session fee: $175

Medical Nutrition therapy counseling sessions give you personalized support and guidance that empowers you to make healthy changes.

Here's what you can expect from Happy Body Wellness counseling sessions.
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FIRST SESSION
SECOND SESSION
ONGOING SESSIONS

During your first session, we begin to explore your history of eating, health, physical activity, and other aspects of your life related to your health goals.

We focus on nutrition but also talk about fitness, movement, and exercise in addition to rest, sleep cycles, and stress management.

At the end of our session I'll give you some goals to focus on and some ideas to start thinking about to progress towards your health and wellness goals.

**IT IS NOT A "ONE TIME- FIX ALL SESSION" AND THUS THE INFORMATION IN THE ASSESSMENT BELOW IS A PLACE FOR YOU TO START WITH A FEW MANAGEABLE GOALS iI'D LIKE FOR YOU TO CONCENTRATE ON BEFORE OUR NEXT SESSION.

The focus of the second session is to explore patterns in your observations and to discover potential areas of strength and improvement. Together, we will identify small, sustainable changes that will help you improve your health and work towards a balanced and flexible healthy lifestyle.

**IT IS NOT A "ONE TIME- FIX ALL SESSION" AND THUS THE INFORMATION IN THE ASSESSMENT BELOW IS A PLACE FOR YOU TO START WITH A FEW MANAGEABLE GOALS iI'D LIKE FOR YOU TO CONCENTRATE ON BEFORE OUR NEXT SESSION.

As we continue to work together, you will be given the tools, support, and accountability you need to be successful. Our goal is to help you become comfortable and self-sufficient in your healthy habits so that you can discontinue nutrition counseling and move forward with confidence.

**IT IS NOT A "ONE TIME- FIX ALL SESSION" AND THUS THE INFORMATION IN THE ASSESSMENT BELOW IS A PLACE FOR YOU TO START WITH A FEW MANAGEABLE GOALS iI'D LIKE FOR YOU TO CONCENTRATE ON BEFORE OUR NEXT SESSION.

Happy Body Wellness - Dietitian Richmond Virginia

Seminars, Lunch-and-Learns, Presentations, Classes, Demonstrations, Onsite Wellness Screenings and Assessments, and

Multi-week Interactive Challenges. 

Happy Body Wellness - Dietitian Richmond Virginia

Online challenges, virtual groups, loads of support, lots of unique workouts, and tons of motivation.

Happy Body Wellness - Dietitian Richmond Virginia

Online challenges, virtual groups, loads of support, lots of unique workouts, and tons of motivation.

LET'S FACE IT.

Will my nutrition counseling session be covered by insurance?

Many individuals are unaware that their insurance benefits most likely cover nutrition counseling services and you can get anywhere from 3-26 free visits each year! Currently, we are in-network with Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare & Cigna.

To check your coverage call or chat with you insurance company and ask the following:

  • How many visits do I have with a Dietitian per year” and give them the procedure codes

97802 for the initial visit

97803 for follow up visits

  • Typically your nutrition benefit is a part of a preventative medicine benefit, but there are times where you need a referral or medical diagnosis. Here are some helpful questions to ask while you are on the phone with your representative:
    Is this benefit limited to a specific medical diagnosis, such as diabetes or other diagnosis in order for me to use the nutrition benefit? If so, what is included?

    What, if any medical diagnosis, is specifically listed as excluded from my nutrition benefit?

    Do I have unlimited visits or a specific number of visits available each year?

    Is a referral required? If so, who can make the referral?

    Is there a copay?

    Given my deductible I've already met for the year, including my plan copays and coinsurance, what will I need to pay out of pocket to see a registered dietitian nutritionist?

LET'S FACE IT.

Dealing with insurance companies is not for me and it doesn't have to be for you either!

Through a most perfect referral, I found the best billing solution for Happy Body clients to be AMSS Billing Services.  Arliene and her skilled staff at AMSS take care of your insurance billing needs in a kind, compassionate and skilled manner which means I have more time to help you find a healthier happier life FASTER!