BMI Categories

 

Underweight = <18.5

Normal weight = 18.5-24.9

Overweight = 25-29.9

Obesity = 30+<



Real Life Nutrition operates out of Endocrinology Assoc. Inc


1030 S. Jefferson Street Suite 200 Roanoke VA 24016


If you would like to make an appointment please call:

 

1-540-521-5345

  8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. EST

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BODY MASS CALCULATOR


Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to both adult men and women.


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MEDICARE


Medical Nutrition Therapy and Diabetes Self Management Training are separate benefits with most insurance companies. Make sure when you call your insurance company that you specify which benefit you are asking about. If you ask if diabetes education is covered, they often will say yes. This does not mean that time with a dietitian is covered in some cases. Make sure you are specific with you questions.


  • Medicare covers 100% of a visit with a dietitian for 3 hours the first year and 2 hours every additional year as of January 1st 2011.


  • Medical Nutrition Therapy and Diabetes Self Management Training are separate benefits with most insurance companies. Make sure when you call your insurance company that you specify which benefit you are asking about. If you ask if diabetes education is covered, they often will say yes. This does not mean that time with a dietitian is covered in some cases. Make sure you are specific with you questions.


  • You must see a participating provider, and you must have a referral from your physician with the dietitians name on it.


  • Diabetes Self-Management Education is covered as a separate benefit from MNT, and may be with in the same time frame, but not on the same day.


  • Medicare covers 10 hours of DSME the first year and of group education with a recognized program. You must complete all 10 hours with in a 12 month period. If you quit or do not finish a program with in this time frame, you lose the benefit.


  • Medicare also covers 2 hours of DSME every year either individually or as a group for those who have completed the first 10 hours. Real Life Diabetes will apply for program recognition in March 2007.


AETNA


Medical Nutrition Therapy and Diabetes Self Management Training are separate benefits with most insurance companies. Make sure when you call your insurance company that you specify which benefit you are asking about. If you ask if diabetes education is covered, they often will say yes. This does not mean that time with a dietitian is covered in some cases. Make sure you are specific with you questions.

Aetna Covers for MNT and DSME with a participating provider after co-pay/deductible. Check with your individual plan.

CIGNA

Medical Nutrition Therapy and Diabetes Self Management Training are separate benefits with most insurance companies. Make sure when you call your insurance company that you specify which benefit you are asking about. If you ask if diabetes education is covered, they often will say yes. This does not mean that time with a dietitian is covered in some cases. Make sure you are specific with you questions.


Cigna Covers for MNT and DSME with a participating provider after co-pay/deductible. Check with your individual plan.


John Deere


Medical Nutrition Therapy and Diabetes Self Management Training are separate benefits with most insurance companies. Make sure when you call your insurance company that you specify which benefit you are asking about. If you ask if diabetes education is covered, they often will say yes. This does not mean that time with a dietitian is covered in some cases. Make sure you are specific with you questions.


John Deere Covers for MNT and DSME with a participating provider after co-pay/deductible. Check with your individual plan.


United Health


Medical Nutrition Therapy and Diabetes Self Management Training are separate benefits with most insurance companies. Make sure when you call your insurance company that you specify which benefit you are asking about. If you ask if diabetes education is covered, they often will say yes. This does not mean that time with a dietitian is covered in some cases. Make sure you are specific with you questions.


United Health Covers for MNT and DSME with a participating provider after co-pay/deductible. Check with your individual plan.


Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield


Medical Nutrition Therapy and Diabetes Self Management Training are separate benefits with most insurance companies. Make sure when you call your insurance company that you specify which benefit you are asking about. If you ask if diabetes education is covered, they often will say yes. This does not mean that time with a dietitian is covered in some cases. Make sure you are specific with you questions.


Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield does not cover for MNT in the state of Virginia, but may cover the 20% co-payment if Medicare is the primary insurance. Anthem may cover for Diabetes Education from a recognized program at a hospital facility or when billed by a participating physician. Check your co-payment (it may be more expensive than a visit with the dietitian for MNT). Carilion Diabetes management is a recognized program that bills for DSME with anthem (call 540-224-4360 for more information). Real Life Nutrition is not a provider and can not bill anthem as a primary insurance. All visits must be paid by the patient within 30 days of the bill.


Southern Health


Medical Nutrition Therapy and Diabetes Self Management Training are separate benefits with most insurance companies. Make sure when you call your insurance company that you specify which benefit you are asking about. If you ask if diabetes education is covered, they often will say yes. This does not mean that time with a dietitian is covered in some cases. Make sure you are specific with you questions.


Southern health does not cover for any MNT. Real Life Nutrition is not a provider and can not bill Southern Health as a primary insurance. All visits must be paid by the patient within 30 days of the bill.


Virginia Premier / Medicaid


Medical Nutrition Therapy and Diabetes Self Management Training are separate benefits with most insurance companies. Make sure when you call your insurance company that you specify which benefit you are asking about. If you ask if diabetes education is covered, they often will say yes. This does not mean that time with a dietitian is covered in some cases. Make sure you are specific with you questions.


Virginia Premier, and Medicaid will only cover for MNT if they are secondary to Medicare. DSME may be covered through a hospital run program such as Carilion Diabetes Management. Real Life Nutrition is not a provider and can not bill Medicaid or Virginia Premier as a primary insurance. All visits must be paid by the patient within 30 days of the bill.


Tricare


Medical Nutrition Therapy and Diabetes Self Management Training are separate benefits with most insurance companies. Make sure when you call your insurance company that you specify which benefit you are asking about. If you ask if diabetes education is covered, they often will say yes. This does not mean that time with a dietitian is covered in some cases. Make sure you are specific with you questions.


Tricare will not cover for MNT, even as a secondary plan to Medicare.


AARP


Medical Nutrition Therapy and Diabetes Self Management Training are separate benefits with most insurance companies. Make sure when you call your insurance company that you specify which benefit you are asking about. If you ask if diabetes education is covered, they often will say yes. This does not mean that time with a dietitian is covered in some cases. Make sure you are specific with you questions.

 

AARP will cover as a secondary provider.


( “Real Life Nutrition, Inc does not bill AARP’s HMO)

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