Medical Nutrition Therapy
HRSA Service Definition
Medical Nutrition Therapy includes:
- Nutrition assessment and screening
- Dietary/nutritional evaluation
- Food and/or nutritional supplements per medical provider’s recommendation
- Nutrition education and/or counseling
These services can be provided in individual and/or group settings and outside of HIV Outpatient/Ambulatory Health Services.
All services performed under this service category must be pursuant to a medical provider’s referral and based on a nutritional plan developed by the registered dietitian or other licensed nutrition professional. Services not provided by a registered/licensed dietician should be considered Psychosocial Support Services under the RWHAP.
Number of Clients Served, Units Provided, Expenditures, Cost per Client and 3 Year averaged Cost per Client (based on actual expenditures)
|Medical Nutrition Clients||368||328||382||416||347|
|Medical Nutrition Units||629||611||733||868||683|
|Medical Nutrition Dollars||$64,172||$54,160||$58,806||$59,609||$59,612|
|Over/ Underspending||$4,728 over||$4,786 under||$1,725 under||$2 under||$0|
Funding by Part, and info on any other payers
|Total Part A Funds (Formula + Supp.)||MAI||Total Part B Funds (Formula + Supp. NJ)||Total Part B Funds (Formula + Supp. PA)||Total Part C EIS Funds (State & Local)||Total Part D Funds (State & Local)||Total Part F Funds|
|Last Year Allocation||$59,612||$40,000|
Consumer survey info 2017 n=392
|n||Used in the last 12 months||Needed but did not get (last 12 months)|
|Medical Nutrition Therapy||157||75.2%||24.8%|
For the purposes of this document, need is based on the response of a consumer when asked if there was a service they needed. MMP interviews patients in care and asks consumers if they need a service and if they receive it. Client services unit data identifies needs at the time of initial intake.
|2016 MMP Percent with a Need||2018 Client Services Unit Need at Intake|
|Medical Nutrition Therapy||-||1.1%|
Recipient Service Considerations