No matter where you work, understanding the basics of health care payments and other sources of funding for the services you provide is an asset to every registered dietitian nutritionist. Learn more about payment and delivery for nutrition services in the links below.

Nutrition Services Payment Specialist

Reach Out to Your WH Payment Specialist

In the ever-evolving world of coverage and payment for nutrition services, Nutrition Services Payment Specialists provide additional support and serve as a valuable resource for Affiliate/DPG members. If you have questions that are state-specific or pertain to an area of focus, reach out to your Payment Specialist.

My Reimbursement Representative

Warmest Welcome from your Nutrition Services Payment Specialist Rita Kashi Batheja, MS, RDN, CDN, FAND.

I am at your service and am available to help you if you have any questions related to payment and delivery for nutrition services. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly by sending an email to

Additional DPG/MIG/Affiliate Payment Specialists can be found in the Academy’s Leadership Directory. (Click here and expand the “Affiliate” and “Dietetic Practice Group” categories for contact details.)


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Getting Started - Payment Basics

Develop a foundational understanding of the business of health care and nutrition with important information and resources, regardless of practice setting. Click on the links below:

Who Pays for Nutrition Services?

For information about health care insurance benefits and payment for MNT and nutrition services. Click on the links below:

Coding and Billing

Increase your understanding of the claim submission process in the fee-for-service model of reimbursement. Click on the links below:


For detailed information about RDNs and Medicare - the federal health insurance program for people age 65 and older, people of any age with permanent kidney failure, and certain persons with disabilities under age 65. Click on the links below:

Smart Business Practice and Management

For information, resources and tools that encourage good business practice and help ensure compliance with laws and HIPAA regulations. Click on the links below:

Changes in Health Care Delivery and Payment

Health care delivery and payment continues to evolve as stakeholders work to pursue goals of improving health outcomes and the consumer experience, while decreasing the total cost of care. Understanding how alternative payment models work can help RDNs demonstrate and communicate the value of nutrition services and the RDN in value-based care. For more information about various payment methodologies, click on the links below: