What Is A Superbill, And How Can I Use It?

If you’d like to work with a dietitian who does not take your insurance, a superbill can be a crucial tool to help you save money! Read on to learn more about Superbills and how you can use them.

What’s A Superbill?

A superbill is essentially a medical receipt made for insurance companies that details the services a dietitian or health care provider performed for a client.

It’s kind of like a receipt for your visit to the doctor’s office, but unlike traditional receipts, superbills contain vital information, like diagnosis and procedure codes, and the practitioner’s license number. This is all information that is needed for insurance payers to reimburse you for the services after you’ve paid.

Why Submit A Superbill?

Superbills are different from regular medical bills because insurers use them to pay patients rather than providers.

This means that submitting a superbill to your insurance may reduce the cost of your nutrition services!

As an out-of-network provider, I think this is a really valuable option for clients to have so they can seek reimbursement while they work on improving their relationship with food and their health.

How Do I Know If A Superbill Is Right For Me?

If you would like to find out if your insurance will reimburse for out-of-network nutrition services, contact your insurance carrier and ask the following questions:

  • Do you reimburse for the following CPT codes: 97802, 97803, 98966 and/or 98969? If so, how much do you cover?

  • Do you reimburse for ICD-10 code Z71.3 (dietary counseling and surveillance), or is a medical diagnosis required from a physician (for example, F50.81 for Binge Eating Disorder)?

If a medical diagnosis is required, your physician can fax me a referral at 616.616.1930.

What Are My Next Steps?

If you’d like to work with me, follow this link to set up a free inquiry call and we’ll get started.

I will then put together a superbill for each of our sessions with all of the appropriate information provided, and send those to you for possible reimbursement.

Once you have your superbill, you may want to contact your insurance to find out how they’d prefer you to submit this to them. This may be a 10-20 minute phone call. They will likely want you to mail, fax, or upload the superbill to their preferred portal.

That’s it!

Have any questions? Reach out to me by following this link to set up a phone call, and I’ll be happy to answer any questions or lend assistance if necessary.