Referrals and Discount Programs
In this section, Academy members can find information to help them determine when referrals are needed, and whether or not to participate Complementary and Alternative Medicine networks.
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Prior to initiating nutrition services such as medical nutrition therapy (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.
The Academy is aware of occasional solicitations to RDNs in which practitioners are asked to join a local Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) network. The following information provides some background information and questions for RDNs to consider regarding whether to participate in CAM networks.