Aetna Increases Reimbursement and Aims to Improve Access to Nutrition Care Provided by RDNs

07/08/2022 - Aetna executives took to heart the request and concerns expressed by the Academy in its May 31 letter. In a recent meeting between Aetna and the Academy, Aetna shared the good news that they decided to reverse their previous decision to reduce the payment amount to RDNs. Claims submitted moving forward will be processed at the new rate. Aetna will notify providers of this important policy change via Availity and future provider newsletters.

In additional good news, Aetna wants to partner with the Academy to generate ideas and opportunities to improve the health of their members through improved access to nutrition care provided by RDNs.

The Academy thanks Aetna for responding to our concerns and looks forward to future partnerships.