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Thanks for joining us for episode 9 of The Ancestral RDs podcast! If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode!
This week, we’re pleased that Pamela Schoenfeld (yes, Laura’s mom!) is joining us for another discussion tailored to both practicing dietitians and RD-to-be’s!
Pam is a registered dietitian who practices holistic nutrition, which means she considers the total health of both the mind and the body when working with clients. She is a graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, the University of Maryland, and the College of Saint Elizabeth. She has a Masters degree in nutrition and has completed extensive additional training in integrative health, nutrition, and wellness.
She has been a mentor to Laura throughout her educational program and now as she builds her career, and would be happy to speak to other dietitians about mentorship opportunities to help get their businesses up and running. Contact her for a free consult about her mentor services!
Here’s what Pam, Laura, and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode:
- Tips for getting started taking insurance as a private practice dietitian
- Pros and cons of taking insurance versus private pay
- How to make the application process go smoothly
- What to do if you need help getting your practice off the ground
- Pam’s website: Reinvent Your Diet
- Contact Pamela at email@example.com
- Become a provider: CAQH Website
- Referral source: Healthprofs.com
- Submit claims online: Officeally.com
- To register for an LLC: LegalZoom.com
- Get professional liability: EatRight.org
- Temporary office space: Regus.com
Pam’s First Steps for Taking Insurance:
- Rent a temporary or permanent office space where you can actually see patients
- Decide on a business name, purchase a website with the name you want to use if you are ready
- Consider what type of business form you would like to be (e.g. LLC) and register with Secretary of State
- Get a Tax Identification Number from the IRS
- Get professional liability insurance through the AND website
- Get a National Provider Number or NPI
- Fill out application on CAQH website to start the process to becoming a participating provider for all insurance companies
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