Medically Necessary Foods are Not Considered an Essential Health Benefit
Here’s Your Chance to Say Why They Should Be
Take Action by January 31
This form allows you to submit a public comment to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) asking them to include medically-necessary nutrition as an essential health benefit (EHB).
In your own words:
- Tell CMS why medically necessary foods and specialized formulas are essential to the treatment and management of gastrointestinal and metabolic disorders.
- Be sure to explain the consequences, both medical and financial, when patients cannot access medically necessary foods and specialized formulas because of coverage denials and high out-of-pocket costs.
** Note: if the form below does not display, it may be blocked by your server (common for hospitals). Please use this link to directly comment on the Federal Register site.