AMA CPT® Assistant - 2009 Issue 2 (February)

Medical Nutrition Therapy Services and CPT Codes (February 2009)

February 2009 pages 13-16 Coding Communication:Medical Nutrition Therapy Services and CPT Codes Overview of Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) Services Medical nutrition therapy (MNT) includes nutritional diagnostic therapy and counseling services provided by registered dietitians (RDs) and state-licensed dietitians for the purpose of managing an acute or chronic condition or disease. As an essential component of any health system, MNT is designed to provide quality, safe care throughout the life cycle to help individuals optimize nutritional status and health. MNT services may be helpful in facilitating optimal patient nutritional status. MNT can be a cost-effective means of intervention for a...

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