Sharon Collison, MS, RD, LDN, CSSD - Contact info/Office policies
Sharon Collison, MS, RD, LDN, CSSD - Nutritionist
 
Office Location:
University of DE STAR Campus at
540 South College Ave,
Suite 130, Newark, DE 19713


Fee Schedule:         
            $150-180  initial session (60-75 min)
            $120        follow up sessions (55 min) 
            $ 30         each additional 15 minutes of service
 
Office Policies: 
The fee is payable at the beginning of the session, by cash or check only, unless other arrangements have been made. Payment for sessions includes communication with other members of your health care team; however, extensive phone conversations will be billedEmail communication is for administrative purposes only. It is your responsibility to have your physician call in referrals, if needed, to your health insurance carrier prior to the appointment.  
 
 
Cancellation policy: 
If you must cancel or change an appointment, call as soon as possible. For an appointment missed or cancelled less than 24 hours in advance, you will be billed for the full session. This fee is not reimbursed by insurance.  Please make every effort to cancel Monday appointments by the preceding Friday. 
 
 
Insurance:
Many insurance companies do not cover medical nutrition therapy or only cover specific diagnosis codes. I am a participating provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield/Highmark, Aetna, Keystone, Independance Blue Cross, AmeriHealth, Cigna, and Medicare, but not all individual plans cover medical nutrition therapy.  It is your responsibility to find out if your individual plan covers medical nutrition therapy. Medicare will only cover medical nutrition therapy for diabetes and kidney disease.  
 
If you have another health insurance plan, you will need to have out-of-network benefits coverage to be eligible for reimbursement once you have met your deductible. It is best to speak to your insurance provider for more information about the services they will cover prior to your initial nutrition therapy session. Important questions to ask are how many sessions per calendar year will they cover and is there a pre-certification/pre-approval/pre-authorization process that needs to be completed prior to starting nutrition therapy. I can provide you with a Superbill to submit to your insurance provider for reimbursement. You also may want to check with your employer as many offer flexible spending programs where medical nutrition therapy is an eligible expense.
 
 
 
      
 
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