This product is free for those who attended FNCE® 2017.
This session will explore how a partnership between the Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance (MANNA), a Philadelphia-based non-profit, and Health Partners Plans (HPP), a Medicaid Managed Care Organization, uses funding for food as medicine to dramatically improve health. MANNA provides home-delivered, medically tailored meals and nutrition counseling with registered dietitians to people with critical illnesses who are at acute nutritional risk, and HPP compensates MANNA – through a bundled payment arrangement – for providing these services to their members. Data from this program shows clear benefits, with HPP members achieving improved health and an increased nutrition literacy, as evidenced by health outcomes such as decreased HgA1c levels and weight management in diabetic patients. Speakers will discuss how their organizations were able to form this partnership, how this model can be replicated, and what the implications are for the future of nutrition, healthcare, and reimbursement.
CPE Level: 2
Learning Codes: 3020, 6010, 9030
- Describe how Medical Nutrition Therapy and therapeutic meals can help vulnerable patients achieve sustainable behavior change and dietary improvement.
- Identify patient populations that would benefit most acutely from the Food is Medicine model that combines nutrition counseling with therapeutic meals.
- Implement the Food is Medicine model into practice.
- Susan Daugherty, RD, LDN
- William George, Member, PICPA and AICPA