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Medical nutrition therapy 

Medical nutrition therapy (MNT) is an evidence-based dietary intervention to treat chronic health conditions by using an individually tailored nutrition plan provided by a registered dietician (RD) or qualified nutritional professional.

Medicare beneficiaries are eligible for MNT services if they have one or more of the following conditions:

  • Diabetes
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Have had a kidney transplant within the last 36 months

The MNT benefit provides coverage for:

  • Three hours of one-on-one services for the first year and; 
  • Two hours for each subsequent year 
  • Hours are based on the calendar year and cannot be carried over from year to year

Before receiving MNT services, there must be a referral on file from the treating physician. A new referral is required each calendar year.

If you have any additional questions, please contact Salma Tahir, 646-895-4038, or Claire Niles, 860-271-4382, physician revenue compliance auditors, at the Office of Privacy and Corporate Compliance.