Nutrition therapy services
may cover medical nutrition therapy (MNT) services and certain related services if you have diabetes or kidney disease, or you’ve had a kidney transplant in the last 36 months.
You pay nothing for these preventive services because the Part B
Services may include:
- An initial nutrition and lifestyle assessment
- Individual and/or group nutritional therapy services
- Help managing the lifestyle factors that affect your diabetes
- Follow-up visits to check on your progress in managing your diet
A Registered Dietitian or nutrition professional who meets certain requirements can provide MNT services, but only your doctor can refer you for the service.
If you get dialysis in a dialysis facility, Medicare covers MNT as part of your overall dialysis care.
If you’re in a rural area, a Registered Dietitian or other nutritional professional in a different location may be able to provide MNT to you through telehealth.