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Medical Nutrition Therapy

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.

Program Guidance:

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.

See also:

Food Bank/Home Delivered Meals

Number of Clients Served, Units Provided, Expenditures, Cost per Client and 3 Year averaged Cost per Client (based on actual expenditures)

Year 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
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
Allocated Dollars $59,444 $59,946 $60,531 $59,611 $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
Current Allocation $59,612

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%

Unmet need

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