Making the Case for Nutrition Therapy: The MNTWorks for Seniors Toolkit

Senior nutrition programs have a service structure in place and as trusted and proven providers, they are positioned to be a valuable partner in the expanding health care market. Congregate and home-delivered meals programs funded through the Older Americans Act can be ideal settings to provide reimbursable Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) for older adults. MNT provided in senior nutrition programs can improve lives and delay or prevent adverse health conditions to curb health care costs associated with hospitalizations and admissions to long term care. Medicare reimbursement for MNT is a sustainable funding source beyond the traditional funding base for senior nutrition programs that employ registered dietitian nutritionists.

The MNTWorks for Seniors Toolkit was created through a partnership between the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the National Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging with the goal of strengthening the ability of registered dietitian nutritionists and senior nutrition program administrators to offer reimbursable nutrition therapy-focused services. Join this webinar on Tuesday, February 18 to learn more about the MNT Works for Seniors Toolkit, emerging nutrition-focused health care integration opportunities for senior nutrition programs, and practice-informed strategies for leveraging the MNTWorks for Seniors Toolkit in your own work.