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Open Forum => Pre-Enrollment Questions => Topic started by: raquelbpm on November 18, 2016, 05:47:35 PM

Title: Health Insurance in CA
Post by: raquelbpm on November 18, 2016, 05:47:35 PM
Hi,
Can Bauman Nutrition Consultants with their own practice work with clients who have health insurance? If not, what would be required from a Nutrition Consultant to do so, in California?
Title: Re: Health Insurance in CA
Post by: Nori on November 18, 2016, 09:06:47 PM
Because we cannot provide diagnostic codes for our clients--- only licensed professionals can-- we are stuck not being to interact directly with insurance companies.  Even when our services are specifically prescribed by a licensed professional in their network, the reimbursement rate is inadequate.  Therefore, I ask the client to pay me and I provide a receipt that they can then submit to their health care provider.  Sometimes that does work. 

I encourage you to partner with a licensed practitioner who does take insurance.  I am unaware of any other method that works in California. 
Title: Re: Health Insurance in CA
Post by: paulafariagomez on February 27, 2018, 03:57:48 PM
Hi,

Do you know if this also applies to Flexible Spending Accounts? For instance if a client has a FSA account can they use that to pay for your services?
Title: Re: Health Insurance in CA
Post by: Nori on March 09, 2018, 11:54:21 AM
I have had some clients pay me from their flexible account. They always need a receipt.