Learn the differences between nutrition education and medical nutrition therapy as established by the Nutrition Care Process. Read More
The Academy works directly with and through local member efforts to expand coverage for MNT and market Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) as the nutrition experts, and employers and other entities are creating innovative programs that offer nutrition services and provide opportunities for RDNs. Consumers increasingly recognize nutrition as an important component of health, and expect that MNT and other services provided by RDNs are paid for through health insurance.
"Does insurance cover nutrition counseling?" is a common question that often lacks a straightforward answer. This section contains information intended to increase understanding of health care insurance benefits and payer reimbursement for MNT and nutrition services, highlight the positive impact of the Affordable Care Act and provide specific information related to Medicare, Medicaid and private health insurance. Learn about The Healthier Generation Benefit, employer-sponsored programs and other partnerships.
Medicare Advantage Plans, sometimes called Medicare Part C, Medicare+Choice Plans or MA Plans, are health coverage plans offered by private insurance companies or managed care organizations that contract with Medicare to provide Medicare Part A and B benefits to Medicare beneficiaries. Read More
Materials designed by the a team of experts from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American Heart Association. Read More
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is one of several participants involved in the Healthier Generation Benefit, a landmark event in the prevention, assessment and treatment of childhood obesity. A component of the benefit includes children and families' access to nutrition counseling provided by RDNs. Read More
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is one of several organizations participating in the Healthier Generation Benefit. Read More
General comparisons of implementing one or both of Medicare covered benefits for Diabetes Self Management Training (DSMT) and Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT). Read More
Prior to initiating nutrition services, such as medical nutrition therapy (MNT) services, RDNs should consider whether a referral is necessary or appropriate. Read More