Checking Insurance Benefits

This page will guide you through checking your nutrition counseling benefits to ensure that our time together is covered by your insurance plan. 

Please note that Feed Your Zest Nutrition & Wellness only accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina insurance at this time, but unfortunately cannot accept Blue Value or Blue Local plans. If you are contracted with another insurance company we are more than happy to provide you with a superbill to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement for our sessions. The superbill does not guarantee reimbursement.

Call the member services number on the back of your card and ask:

  1. Does my plan cover outpatient nutrition counseling? (codes: 97802 and 97803)

    • If yes, how many how many sessions are allowed?

    • Does my plan only cover visits that are “medically necessary”? or does it also cover preventive services? (code: Z71.3)

  2. Do I have a deductible to meet first?

    • If yes, how much is my deductible?

    • How much of the deductible have I met?

  3. Do I have a copay for outpatient nutrition counseling?

  4. Do I need a physician referral?

  5. Record the representative’s name and a reference # when checking your benefits. This information will be necessary if you ever need to dispute a rejected claim.