Medical nutrition therapy, also called MNT, is a science-based process meant to help people with a medical condition that may be helped by making nutritional changes. It also is useful in helping people prevent further complications and future diseases. MNT can take place in a hospital, private practice, or even via telehealth services. Often, MNT is prescribed by a physician, but other times, individuals seek a clinical nutritionist or registered dietician on their own.
MNT is often covered by a patient’s health insurance policy. However, there may be limitations depending on your location and your policy. Before scheduling, be sure to ask your insurance company about “nutrition counseling” or “medical nutrition therapy” coverage.
We accept Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, & Cigna policies.
Note for Aetna patients
“Aetna considers nutritional counseling a medically necessary preventive service for children and adults who are obese, and for adults who are overweight and have other cardiovascular disease risk factors (hypertension, dyslipidemia, impaired fasting glucose, or the metabolic syndrome), when it is furnished by a provider (e.g., licensed nutritionist, registered dietician, or other qualified licensed health professionals such as nurses who are trained in nutrition) recognized under the plan.
Aetna considers nutritional counseling medically necessary for other chronic disease states (e.g., diabetes mellitus, eating disorders, gastro-intestinal disorders, hypertension, kidney disease, seizures (i.e., ketogenic diet), and other conditions (e.g., chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) in which dietary adjustment has a therapeutic role, when it is furnished by a provider (e.g., licensed nutritionist, registered dietician, or other qualified licensed health professionals such as nurses who are trained in nutrition) recognized under the plan.”
Ford Wellness can only see patients virtually who live or work in the following states due to healthcare laws: