How to Prepare for Your First Appointment
We’re looking forward to meeting you soon! In preparation for your first nutrition appointment, please fill out the following New Patient Forms as thoroughly as possible and either scan/email or fax them back to us anytime before your initial appointment. That will allow us to prepare a bit before we meet so that we can get the most out of our time together during your appointment.
New Patient forms
If you are unable to fill out the forms before your first appointment for any reason, they will be provided to you at the beginning of your first appointment.
It is very helpful if you are able to provide us with copies of your most recent blood work, physical exam, diagnostic test results, and/or any pertinent medical records prior to your first appointment as well. These documents can usually be easily obtained upon request from your primary care physician’s or specialist’s office.
If possible, please keep a food/beverage journal for approximately 3 days prior to our first visit, as this is our best assessment tool and the basis from which we're working. Please feel free to use a notebook, electronic device, or smart phone app to document your food/beverage intake - whichever is most convenient for you. We like the free smart phone application, MyFitnessPal, but any method of recording will work just fine. And if you are unable to keep a food journal prior to your first appointment, no problem. This is strongly recommended but not required.
Insurance Coverage for Nutrition Services
Insurance coverage for medical nutrition therapy varies per each individual’s health plan and can be contingent on a few factors. It is often based on medical necessity as well. For this reason, we require a referral from your physician and will perform a detailed verification of benefits prior to your first appointment in order to better determine your insurance plan’s coverage of nutrition services.
A verification of coverage is not a confirmation of coverage. Coverage is ultimately confirmed once claims are successfully processed and paid by the insurance provider.
Insurance providers we work with:
Your Financial Responsibility
Payment is due upon arrival to your appointment. We accept cash, check (made payable to: Lauren Cornell Nutrition), credit card, and money order.
If we will be billing your insurance for your visits, your insurance provider or heath plan will receive two claims in an attempt to collect payment. If your healthcare provider denies the claims or does not cover the entire amount of the services rendered for your nutrition appointment, you will receive a bill.