When dietitians consider self-employment and freelance work, we find barriers to entry that can feel overwhelming—branding, marketing, business licenses, tax questions, website, HIPAA, and telehealth portal technology. NutriScape can help you find quick solutions to all these start-up challenges.
Help With Finding Nutrition Clients
Connecting with the right clients–this is the biggest problem, by far, when offering services online. How do you attract a steady stream of clients looking for help within your specialty and how can you market online without violating any state licensure laws?
Help With Screening for Your Ideal Clients
NutriScape.NET is designed and built as a registered dietitian’s ideal ecosystem for entrepreneurship. It’s the only online site designed to provide the range and scale we need to create a natural “marketing funnel” to efficiently connect individual dietitians to the right niche clients searching for their specific services.
You have the opportunity to write articles of interest to your niche clients with your biography linking the reader directly to your online profile. Your article will be promoted on our social media channels and e-mail lists. Recipes and food articles can be another source of traffic.
Enjoy The Freedom to Set Up Your Business Your Way
Choose your own hours and prices. Have some “no-shows”? NutriScape’s availability feature can let clients know you’re available immediately in real-time. Name your specialty. Work from anywhere over a secure HIPAA-compliant portal. Receive referrals from the NutriScape.NET website for clients in your state of licensure and many other states with licensure laws that don’t require the purchase of a state license. Your page will benefit from the organic traffic on the NutriScape network to connect with clients searching for the answers only a dietitian can provide.
Maintain Your Independence
You will be working directly for the client and will be paid directly by them through the online systems. You will be operating as an independent business person and will be responsible for following all relevant business laws in your state of operation.
NutriScape Markets Your Services
Organic Web Traffic and Social Media Marketing: NutriScape, although it is still in Beta, will provide the massive online web presence needed to assure that users looking for the exact services you offer will be able to find you. You can also boost your presence on our site by offering articles in your specialty or recipes.
Real-Time Availability Feature: You can alert potential clients to your immediate availability with the flip of a switch. Just log in and show yourself as available. This allows you to fill in unused hours in your schedule while meeting the client’s desire for immediate answers.
Dietitians and Medical Providers: Dietitians often search for specialty care for clients outside of their areas of expertise and service areas. NutriScape’s future vision is to market our online telenutrition services to medical providers across the country.
Get Online and Earning Fast
NutriScape.NET will set up your profile page, including your professional biography and specialty areas. Clients in specific states will be able to access your profile page. You’ll never have to worry about running afoul of state licensure laws because the system allows access only to clients in states whose licensure laws allow you to legally provide medical nutrition therapy via telehealth services.
You Choose your Telehealth Portal
We Help Set up Your NutriScape.NET Presence
NutriScape will set up your profile page on the Telenutrition site at NutriScape.NET.
Your NutriScape profile page will show your automated appointment calendar. NutriScape staff will customize your initial appointment schedule. With the Kalix system, the client can be prompted for payment when the appointment is booked and Kalix can be set up to send email reminders directing your client to your Kalix online portal.
Choose a Telehealth/EMR Platform
Although you can choose to be on any HIPAA-compliant platform, we have found that these are two of the best.
The Kalix platform offers an excellent balance of cost, simplicity, and functionality. It was designed specifically for registered dietitians by a registered dietitian. Follow our affiliate link to the Kalix Virtual Practice Plan which integrates an EMR and calendar with a HIPAA-compliant telehealth portal that allows you to charge your clients in advance for your appointment. More details are available on the Kalix YouTube Channel. To receive a discount on your first month, use referral code: M1eMlQ.
If you want complete flexibility and work-life balance, you may want to skip the appointment booking process altogether. NutriScape’s real-time availability feature allows you to pop online with complete flexibility as you juggle kids’ lunches and soccer practice. The Doxy.me Professional Plan is an excellent choice for accepting unscheduled clients generated by NutriScape web traffic. It is by far the simplest portal as it does not offer a calendar or medical records system. Clients pay by credit card during the online session.
We Integrate Your NutriScape Profile Page and Embed Your Telehealth Portal
With your telehealth profile page published on Telenutrition.NutriScape.NET, you will have the web presence you need to make your services available so that you can be up and running fast. Connect it to your own social media accounts. Publish a QR code on your business cards and brochures to promote yourself locally. Promote yourself to your niche by publishing articles on NutriScape.NET with your article biography linking to your profile page.
The Telenutrition Search Page
The Telenutrition Profile Listing on NutriScape allows our readers to find your profile by entering their state of residence and requested specialty. This saves you time by effectively screening out clients outside your specialty and clients you would not be licensed to work with.
Pricing and Features
Whether you have an established private practice or are just starting out, your telenutrition profile will establish a presence on the TeleNutrition site. With that profile, you can link to your social media or website.
Telehealth profile page listings in the RD’s state of licensure plus up to 16 other states that do not require a license purchase for MNT. We keep up with the licensure laws so you don’t have to.
Setup of the initial Profile page on the NutriScape Telenutrition Search site:
- Dietitian’s MNT profile text.
- Option to embed a video.
- Option to embed an online scheduler.
- Access to edit your profile independently.
Limited Time Bonus:
We’re also offering a bonus profile that allows you to offer “education” in the states that require the purchase of a dietitian license. Nutrition “education” does not require a license in any state. Teachers, coaches, and people on TV offer nutrition “education” all the time. The difference seems confusing at first, but can be summed up this way:
“If you can say it on TV, it is nutrition education.”
Disclaimer: NutriScape is not providing any legal advice here. Still, it seems a good rule of thumb.
With careful wording, a dietitian can deliver the precisely targeted nutrition education each individual’s needs without drifting into the activities defined as “Medical Nutrition Therapy”. The individual’s insurance may provide coverage for nutrition education, so the superbill would just need to specify education codes for clients in the licensure states. See our post on MNT vs Education for details.
New to the Telehealth Nutrition Business?
We’ve been there, and we want to help! We’ve put together a 1 credit on-demand continuing ed presentation to help answer some of your questions and even help identify some of the questions that need to be asked. Here are some of the topics discussed:
- Business setup- Sole Proprietor vs. LLC
- Banking and bookkeeping answers
- Tax considerations
- NPI and Tax ID answers
- Insurance vs. Cash & Superbill
Gather Your Documents
To get started, you will want to Download the RDN onboarding checklist. This will help you gather the documents needed to get your system set up.
Contact Our Team
Send your questions or request a profile by sending an email to Telenutrition@NutriScape.NET. We will send you a profile request form to gather all of your information and will begin building your profile on the telenutrition site as soon as we receive it.