Covering Medical Nutrition Therapy

(EmblemHealth, CompreHealth, GHI and HIP)

EmblemHealth's medical nutrition therapy (MNT) benefit provides for nutritional diagnostic, therapeutic and counseling services for the purpose of managing diabetes or renal disease for members in all commercial benefit plans. Proper nutrition and diet play an important role in helping people with diabetes or renal diseases by preventing and reducing complications from their conditions.

MNT must be provided by a registered dietician or an approved nutrition specialist who meets established Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services criteria. The following CPT-4 and HCPCS codes are reimbursable only when provided as part of a diagnosis code.