We just added a new page to our site called We Are Preferred Providers…
…Sounds boring, but stay with me. Besides contracting with BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois and Aetna, we are also Medicare Providers. And, while many people have gripes about Medicare and fret about its future, the same people may be surprised to know how Progressive Medicare coverage can be.
Diabetes Types 1 and 2 are different, but they Both can benefit from dietary adjustment. That’s where Medicare allows us into the picture. As a Group Practice of Registered Dietitians (RDs) specializing in Managing Diabetes, we practice one-on-one Outpatient Medical Nutritional Therapy (MNT).
Medicare covers this because It Works. It is prescribed by the physician and furnished by the RD to evaluate the insurance member and coordinate ongoing care with the referring physician.
Translation: MNT helps people and saves healthcare $$
The U.S. government has paved the way as the first to reimburse nutritional therapy for diabetes care, inspiring a few progressive insurance carriers to follow suit. BUT, there’s more work to do. Many insurance carriers are still unfamiliar with MNT, much less a Group practice of RDs.
Please, Click one of the share icons below. Help us spread the word to insurance companies, so more people can receive better diabetes care.
By: Chris Lauer