Are you an RDN who performs medical nutrition therapy? Are you responsible for billing in a facility where RDNs use medical nutrition therapy? The Academy seeks to empower dietetics and nutrition professionals — including billing personnel — to expand coverage and receive competitive reimbursement for quality nutrition services.

Getting Started - Payment Basics

This section contains important information and resources to understand the business of health care and nutrition, regardless of the practice setting.

Who Pays for Nutrition Services?

This section contains information about health care insurance benefits and payer reimbursement for MNT and nutrition services, the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, Medicaid and private health insurance.

Coding and Billing

This section is intended to increase understanding of nutrition service procedural and diagnostic codes that are integral to the claims submission process in the fee-for-service model of reimbursement.


Medicare is a federal health insurance program for people age 65 and older, people of any age with permanent kidney failure, and certain disabled people under age 65.

Smart Business Practice and Management

This section provides information, resources and tools that can encourage good business practice and help ensure compliance with laws and HIPAA regulations.

Changes in Health Care Delivery and Payment

Health care delivery and payment continues to evolve as stakeholders work to pursue goals of improving health outcomes and the consumer experience, while decreasing the total cost of care.