health insurance plans accepted
Please be aware that my current license allows me to accept insurance in the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
WHO IS NUTRITION COUNSELING FOR?
people with T1D and parents of T1Ds who...
Experience sporadic blood sugars after eating and don't understand why, but are realizing now that you can't continue like this forever
Brought up their concerns with their care team, but felt dismissed and unheard because they aren't T1D themselves and don't understand what it's like to live with this condition 24/7
Intimidated by all the conflicting information you’ve received and want an approach personalized for you and your family’s unique lifestyle
Worked with a dietitian in the past, but their advice was too basic and general and left you with lots of unanswered questions
Try different approaches towards managing their diabetes until you find a strategy that works for you long-term
Cross their fingers and hope for the best every time they dose insulin, but want to be able to make more intentional and informed management decisions
Solid foundation of diabetes basics, but really want to deepen your skills and understanding
how nutrition counseling works
Verify Insurance Benefits
Although nutrition counselling is typically included in most insurance plans, the extent of coverage can differ with each individual plan. It is strongly recommended to confirm your benefits in advance to prevent any unexpected charges. See FAQ section below for guidance.
All sessions will take place virtually through a secure video platform. If you cannot find any availability that meets your needs, please contact email@example.com
& Follow Ups
The frequency of sessions is customized to suit your individual needs, but follow ups are typically scheduled weekly or bi-weekly basis, covering a span of 1 to 3 months. You'll have the convenience of a private chat for ongoing support outside of our scheduled sessions.
my core values
The truth is, every T1D is going to manage diabetes differently- but no matter what your specific preferences are, we will work together to find a way of self-management that will fit seamlessly into your life.
Together, you'll learn how to incorporate these core values into your diabetes care and daily decision making.
learn to anticipate blood sugar responses before
simple and effective strategies
for eating carbs and
staying in range
blend your diabetes management into your current lifestyle and personal preferences
Your T1D Dietitian
Hi, I'm Amanda
During my senior year of high school at the age of 18, I was blindsided by a life-altering diagnosis: type 1 diabetes. It hit me like a ton of bricks, leaving me feeling lost, overwhelmed, and filled with fear of my future. Determined to take control of my health, I ultimately became hyper-fixated on measuring every piece of food and drastically reducing my carbohydrate intake.
It was during this challenging period that I made the decision to pursue a career as a registered dietitian nutritionist to deepen my understanding of diabetes and nutrition even more. Throughout my academic career, I discovered a transformative truth: people with diabetes don’t have to sacrifice the foods they love in order to maintain healthy blood sugar levels.
Now after more than a decade, I have transformed my own journey into a guiding light for others who face the same challenges of restriction, obsession, and anxiety around food.
Armed with both personal experience and professional expertise, I have the incredible privilege of supporting individuals with type 1 diabetes and their families.
Together, we rewrite the narrative of diabetes, replacing fear and restriction with empowerment and possibility.
What insurance providers are you in-network with?I am currently in-network with Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield and United Healthcare. If I do not participate with your insurance plan (out-of-network), I can provide you with a super-bill that you can submit to your insurance plan for out-of-network reimbursement. Please be aware that my current license allows me to practice in the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
What questions should I ask my insurance company?You must check insurance coverage before coming in for your appointment. Even if you have an excellent insurance policy it does not mean you have coverage for nutritional services. To verify your nutrition coverage please call the 800 number on the back of your insurance card and ask to speak with a representative from member services. First, you want to confirm that I am in your insurance network by telling the insurance agent that the provider is Amanda Ciprich, MS, RD NPI 1447873492. *If I am not in-network, please refer to the next FAQ answer* Do I have nutrition services on my current insurance policy? Please ask for the specific coverage for CPT codes 97802 and 97803. 97802 is covered 97802 is NOT covered 97803 is covered 97803 is NOT covered Is ICD10 Code E10.9 covered? Yes No Does my plan cover telehealth services? Yes No Does my plan require a MD referral? Yes No How many MEDICAL MNT visits do I have per calendar year? ______ visits What is considered a calendar year for my current policy? ___________-to-__________ Do I have a deductible for nutrition services? If so, have I met my deductible? Yes, my deductible is $____ Yes, but I met my deductible No, I do not have a deductible Do I have a co-pay or co-insurance for nutritional counseling? Co-pay $_____ Co-insurance ___% Neither What is the reference number for the call? Reference #: _________________ Please note the reference number for the call- if there is an issue with billing, this reference number can be used to clarify any mistakes with your insurance provider.
What if you do not participate with my insurance provider?Right now, I am currently contracted with Aetna and United Healthcare. However, some insurance providers may provide out-of-network coverage. Therefore, you should still call your insurance company to confirm if your nutrition visits will qualify for reimbursement. To verify your nutrition coverage please call the 800 number on the back of your insurance card and ask to speak with a representative from member services. You want to confirm that I am in your insurance network by telling the insurance agent that the provider is Amanda Ciprich, MS, RD NPI 1447873492. Since the answer will be no, you'll want to ask what your out of network benefits would look like for the following: If I provide a superbill, can nutrition services 97802 & 97803 be reimbursed or applied towards deductible? If it does not go towards deductible, ask if code E10.9 is eligible for reimbursement If yes, will you be eligible for reimbursement for telehealth visits? If yes, how many visits will be reimbursed per calendar year? In the event, your claim is denied for lack of nutrition coverage my initial visits (60-minutes) are $150.00 and each follow-up visit (45-minutes) is $75.00.
Are visits conducted in-office or virtually?At this time, all visits are conducted virtually via a HIPAA compliant platform. Currently, most insurances are covering for telehealth services due to the pandemic. Therefore, when you schedule your visit you will be directed towards the next steps to setting up properly for your telehealth session. However, it is possible your insurance plan may impose a cost-share for you to use this service. Therefore, please call your insurance company to confirm your telehealth coverage PRIOR to scheduling your visit.
Do you offer services to people living outside of the US?Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for current offerings.
What is the frequency of sessions?The starting frequency of sessions will be determined at the conclusion of our first call and revisited periodically. I typically see clients on a weekly or bi-weekly basis (every other week) for about 1-3 months and then decrease frequency after that. This allows for consistent support in the beginning and then gradual transition to more independent management later on. However, every client is unique and I will work with you to adjust the frequency of sessions accordingly.
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