Insurance / Medicare

What Medicare Covers:

Medicare covers medical nutrition therapy (MNT) services precribed by a physician for beneficiaries with diabetes or renal disease. For the purposes of disease management, this benefit includes:

  1. An initial assessment of nutrition and lifestyle
  2. Nutrition counseling
  3. Information regarding managing lifestyle factors that effect diet
  4. Follow-up visits to monitor progress managing diet

The benefit provides 3 hours of one-on-one MNT services for the first year and 2 hours of coverage for each subsequent year. Additional hours may be covered if the treating physician orders additional hours of MNT based on change in medical condition, diagnosis, or treatment regimen.

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