Opportunities to Improve Quality Outcomes: Integrating Nutrition Care into Medicare Advantage to Address Malnutrition and Support Social Determinants of Health

Publish Date: 8 March 2022
Author(s): Mary Beth Arensberg, PhD, RDN; Kaitlyn Saal-Ridpath, JD, MPH; Kirk Kerr, PhD; Wendy Phillips MS, RDN


Medicare Advantage (MA) plans can build on the strong evidence base for nutrition’s return on investment by linking nutrition-related supplemental benefits to the MA quality framework and integrating nutrition into MA plan quality improvement programs (QIPs) to help improve care processes and support social determinants of health (SDOH) and quality outcomes, particularly for high-risk populations including those with chronic conditions. 
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