Food is Medicine Coalition Policy Goals
Establish Coverage for Medically Tailored Meals in Medicaid
Include “medically-tailored nutrition” in the definitions of the mandatory “home health care services” benefit category.
Include “medically-tailored nutrition” in the optional “other diagnostic, screening, preventive, and rehabilitative services” category.
Coverage for Medically Tailored Meal in Medicare
Add “medically tailored meals” to the definition of “medical and other health services” in the Medicare statute for Medicare Part B.
Promote Research on Medically Tailored Meals
With a demonstration project through CMMI.
Allocate research dollars to fill gaps in current MTM research landscape.
Protect Investment in Ryan White
Increase Ryan White Program funding to address the Public Health Crisis and capitalize on the opportunity to end the HIV epidemic.