Medical Nutrition Therapy Services (MNT) have been a covered benefit under Medicare since the early 2000’s. This article will describe the rules related to coding for medical nutrition therapy services for Medicare patients.
Covered MNT services are provided for the purpose of an initial nutrition and lifestyle assessment, one-on-one nutritional counseling, information regarding diet management and follow-up to monitor progress.
This article will address common questions about coverage under the Medicare benefit and will provide brief answers with links to the source documents for more detail and updated coverage guidelines effective in 2022.
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