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Medical Nutrition Therapy


Many registered dietitian nutritionists work in the treatment and prevention of disease, such as diabetes, heart disease and hypertension, by providing medical nutrition therapy—or MNT. The RDN often acts as part of a medical team, in various practice settings, such as hospitals, physician offices, private practice and other health care facilities. Medical nutrition therapy is covered by Medicare for diagnoses of diabetes, non-dialysis kidney disease, and 36 months post kidney transplant when a Medicare beneficiary has been referred by any physician (MD or DO), and when provided by an RDN who is enrolled as a Medicare Provider.

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