When a dietician or nutritionist sees a patient, their services may not covered for bariatric patients aka obesity. It is a nice option to have, but patients, would most likely, have to pay for it themselves.
Medicare is clear that they will pay for an obesity screening, and two behavioral health visits, if qualified, but the MNT (Medical Nutritional Therapy) is only for CKD (Chronic Kidney Diseased) or Diabetic patients.
Listen to this episode of the CodeCast podcast for more details on billing for these services, plus visit https://www.medicarefaq.com/faqs/does-medicare-cover-medical-nutritional-therapy/ for more details.
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