Medical Necessity

When MNT is important to the management or treatment of a condition, and it has been established that a patient has a benefit for MNT but a diagnosis(es) is not specifically covered or excluded under a patient's individual plan benefits, opportunities for patient coverage and payment for MNT may be possible if it is determined that the MNT is medically necessary.

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