More and more health insurance companies are realizing the importance of preventative medicine in diabetes care. These networks consider Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) medically necessary for management of a chronic disease such as diabetes, in which dietary adjustment plays a therapeutic role.
Diabetes types 1 and 2 are different, but they both can benefit from dietary adjustment. That’s where Medicare and other preferred providers allow us into the picture. As a group practice of Registered Dietitians (RDs) specializing in managing diabetes, we practice one-on-one outpatient Medical Nutrition Therapy.
Medicare covers this because it works. It is prescribed by the physician and furnished by the Registered Dietitian to evaluate the patient and coordinate ongoing care with the referring physician.
So what does all this mean? MNT helps people manage diabetes and saves healthcare money!
The US government has paved the way as the first to reimburse nutritional therapy for diabetes care, inspiring progressive insurance carriers to follow suit. Please check the list below to see if you are covered for MNT with your insurance provider!