Healthier Generation Benefits
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation launched the Healthier
Generation Benefit, a joint initiative of the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation, in 2009. This initiative brings together leading
insurers, employers and national medical associations to offer
comprehensive health benefits to address the childhood
In that effort, the Healthier Generation Benefit formed the Alliance Healthcare Initiative, a collaborative effort to offer comprehensive health benefits to children and families for the prevention, assessment and treatment of childhood obesity. Doctors and registered dietitian nutritionists will be reimbursed for providing in depth nutrition counseling over multiple visits to those children that are referred by their doctors.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is one of several organizations participating in the Healthier Generation Benefit — a program that provides children and their families with visits to registered dietitian nutritionists as part of their health insurance — a joint collaboration among medical associations, health insurance organizations and employers that will help prevent, assess and treat childhood obesity.
Materials designed by the a team of experts from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American Heart Association, to help support primary care providers and registered dietitian nutritionists provide comprehensive and coordinated weight management care for patients and families.
When contemplating entering into an arrangement with a doctor, a registered dietitian nutritionist should know about the laws and coding issues involved, including: fee splitting, charging for services, and private insurance contracts.