H.R.6971 - Medical Nutrition Therapy Act of 2020116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16] (Introduced 05/22/2020)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||House - 05/22/2020 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.6971 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/22/2020)
Medical Nutrition Therapy Act of 2020
This bill expands Medicare coverage of medical nutrition therapy services.
Currently, Medicare covers such services for individuals with diabetes or kidney disease under certain circumstances; such services must also be provided by a registered dietitian or nutrition professional pursuant to a physician referral. The bill extends coverage to individuals with other diseases and conditions, including obesity, eating disorders, cancer, and HIV/AIDS; such services may also be referred by a physician assistant, nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, or (for eating disorders) a clinical psychologist.