Food 4 Success, LLC is proud and honored to collaborate with many healthcare providers of the New Braunfels and surrounding areas in helping their patients enjoy improved health outcomes. Registered dietitians (RD)are qualified to perform medical nutrition therapy, behavioral therapy and nutrition education so that patients enjoy significant, lifelong improvements in their health and substantial future healthcare savings.
Did you know….
Registered dietitians are considered by physicians the most qualified provider for obese patients. Medical Nutrition therapy (MNT)provided by a dietitian for overweight/obese adults contributes to significant weight losses at an average rate of approximately 1-2 lbs/week in a period of less than 6 months. From 6-12 months, these individuals have a maintenance of an average 10% weight loss beyond 1 year.
MNT improves health-related costs related to physician time, medication use, and hospital admissions for many chronic diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, renal disease, and more. Improved indicators include weight, HgbA1c, lipid profiles, blood pressure, improved quality of life and productivity.
For diabetes management, studies have shown that MNT can reduce HgbA1c by an average of 1% for newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes, 2% for newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes, and is essential of preventative care in prediabetes
Food 4 Success, LLC accepts most major private insurances and Medicare. Please note that nutritional counseling is a Medicare Part B service and is only covered for patients with diagnoses of diabetes or kidney disease. Medicare and some private insurance companies require a physician referral for coverage that includes diagnostic codes.
To refer a patient, you are welcome to fax us our referral form or use your own template that includes the following information:
Patient demographics including full name, date of birth, address, contact number, and insurance information
Referring provider name and NPI number, referring provider’s signature
Relevant medical diagnoses with ICD 10 codes
Please include whether or not the patient has diabetes
Last visit summary note that includes medications and recent relevant labs
Fax Number: 830-730-5652
Elissa uses the following CPT codes:
97802 Medical Nutrition Therapy initial assessment and intervention, individual, face-to-face with the patient, each 15 minutes.
97803 Medical Nutrition Therapy reassessment and intervention, individual, face-to-face with the patient, each 15 minutes.
97804 Medical Nutrition Therapy group – 2 or more individuals, each 30 minutes.
Elissa can also keep you up to date on patient progress through our secure messaging platform which can be sent via email or fax. Please contact us with any questions you have and we will be happy to assist. We greatly appreciate your referrals!