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Referral Requirements


Prior to initiating nutrition services such as MNT services, RDNs should consider whether a referral is necessary or appropriate. A variety of factors impact referrals including payer policies that may be providing direct reimbursement to the RD, the extent to which state licensure laws may define the need for a referral, facility policies such as those addressing quality clinical care and continuity, and the type of service being provided by the RDN.

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