S.1536 - Medical Nutrition Therapy Act of 2021117th Congress (2021-2022) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME] (Introduced 05/10/2021)|
|Committees:||Senate - Finance|
|Latest Action:||05/10/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S2420-2421) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1536 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (05/10/2021)
Medical Nutrition Therapy Act of 2021
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.