The Celiac Disease Foundation’s article, “New Legislation Aims to Extend Nutrition Care to Chronic Conditions” was featured in the Digestive Health and Wellness section of Mediaplanet’s website, Future of Personal Health.
For many medical conditions, following a specific prescribed diet significantly affects health and mortality, and adapting to a lifelong medically necessary diet often requires counseling from a registered dietitian or other nutrition professional. Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) provided by a registered dietitian nutritionist can help patients better adhere to their diets and is a cost-effective component of treatment for celiac disease and other chronic conditions, yet is currently only covered by Medicare for patients with diabetes, renal disease, and post-kidney transplant.
The Medical Nutrition Therapy Act aims to change this, by expanding Medicare coverage to include MNT for people with celiac disease, prediabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, malnutrition, eating disorders, cancer, HIV/AIDS, and unintentional weight loss.
Read the full article here, and send a letter to your Members of Congress in support of covered Medical Nutrition Therapy for celiac disease patients through our Take Action Center.
Mediaplanet Publishes Story About the Medical Nutrition Therapy Act of 2020