Frequently Asked Questions
1. Do you accept insurance?
I am currently in-network with Cigna and United Health Care. Please understand that insurance coverage has limitations based upon your specific plan and that my being in network does not guarantee benefits.
If you live in Colorado, you may be able to have some of your visits covered by insurance. Typically, insurance only covers some visits (average is 3 per year) while other aspects of my nutrition therapy programs such as functional lab testing, additional progress visits beyond what insurance allows, phone check ins, ability to contact me 24/7 between visits, etc. are not covered by insurance.
Plans may also have limitations on the conditions that are covered. When billing for GI conditions, this is considered "medical" and will typically be subject to deductible and/or have a co-pay. In order to bill, I will have to have records from a diagnosing provider that lists appropriate billing/ICD10 codes. If needed, I can provide you with a referral form to give to your physician or I can fax your physician's office for them to provide these codes.
2. What forms of payment do you accept? Do you offer payment plans?
I accept all major credit cards as well as HSA/FSA as long as they have a debit/credit card linked to the account.
I do offer payment plans and I can bill though PayPal if you would like to use PayPal credit which is similar to Care Credit and is a 6 month, no interest payment plan.
3. Where is your office located?
My practice is a fully virtual (online) practice based in Colorado. Being virtual allows me to work with clients across the country and everything we do is done over the internet and/or by phone. I use a HIPAA compliant platform called Practice Better where clients receive their own client portal (access), to easily fill out and submit intake forms, receive handouts and where video consults take place.
While this may be a new way for you of working with a practitioner, I have found that most clients grow to love the ease and convenience of having one less appointment to travel to (especially in inclement weather or if they are not feeling well) and is especially helpful for those living in a more remote area, being able to have access to a digestive health dietitian, if their area doesn't have one.
5. What do you charge? What is the process to working with you?
The first step is to schedule a $47 Discovery session. This session provides me with an opportunity to get to know more about you, your needs, and your health goals as well as to discuss how I work and if we both feel like we're a good fit, we can move forward with an initial assessment/case review. A case review is up to a 90 minute deep dive into your health history which will allow me to provide you with a personalized nutrition therapy program recommendation and associated fees. This initial assessment is $250 (or can be billed to insurance if using/have benefits).
Should you decide you would like to move forward after the Discovery Session to an initial assessment, a client account account will be created for you in Practice Better (a HIPAA compliant platform) where you will be able to complete intake forms, upload health records and pay for the initial assessment (or provide insurance information to be billed).
Schedule Your Discovery Session here.