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We are the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization, working to improve the quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries. Our site offers beneficiary and family-centered care information for providers, patients, and families. Welcome!

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Medicare covers medical nutrition therapy services in certain situations.

Read more about Medicare coverage for medical nutrition therapy: 


If you have questions about what Medicare covers, call or visit your local State Health Insurance Assistance Program (Telephone: 1-877-839-2675; Website: www.shiphelp.org).

march is national nutrition month®

National Nutrition Month® is a time when people can focus on eating healthier.

Resources can be used by everyone to learn more about ways to improve health and nutrition. And healthcare professionals can share with patients who want to learn more about nutrition.

for everyone

  1. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has information to help you learn more about nutrition, regular physical activity, and maintaining a healthy weight.
  2. Nutrition.gov is a USDA-sponsored website with information to help you make healthy eating choices.
  3. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. There are quite a few links on this site to help learn about healthy habits, including:
  4. The National Library of Medicine has recipes to show you how to prepare tasty, healthy meals that help you develop a healthy eating pattern.
  5. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers information on nutrition and health, from meal planning and prep to choices that can help prevent or manage health conditions and more.

for stakeholders and healthcare providers

  1. The National Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging serves to build the capacity of senior nutrition programs funded by the Older Americans Act (OAA) to provide high-quality, person-centered services and to assist stakeholders with identifying issues and opportunities to enhance program sustainability and resiliency. 
  2. The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion works to empower people to improve their health. Information includes dietary guidelines and physical activity guidelines for Americans.
  3. The Healthy Eating Communications Kit, provided by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, provides social media messages and graphics that can help encourage your patients and community to take steps to build heart-healthy eating habits.

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