Position Statements

April 19, 2022

HNC Supports Enhanced Patient Access to Medically Necessary Nutrition

April 19, 2022 The Healthcare Nutrition Council (HNC) supports passage of the Medical Nutrition Equity Act of 2021 (MNEA) ‎(S. 2013/H.R. ‎‎3783)‎. MNEA would expand coverage under Medicare, Medicaid, ‎other specified federal ‎health care programs suc...

June 14, 2021

HNC Urges Passage of the Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) Act

June 14, 2021 90% of the nation’s $3.5 trillion annual health care expenditures is spent on treating chronic and mental health conditions. Chronic condition care is especially costly for Medicare, with over two-thirds of Medicare beneficiaries...

September 23, 2019

HNC Malnutrition Expanded Definition

Healthcare Nutrition Council Expanded Definition:Malnutrition and Related Terminology HNC Accepted Definition of Malnutrition: As there is no universally accepted definition of “malnutrition,” and since malnutrition can have different meanings in dif...

May 21, 2019

HNC Supports Legislative Solutions to Improve Patient Access

The Healthcare Nutrition Council (HNC) is committed to advocating for policies that support patient access to medically necessary and lifesaving nutrition products. As such, HNC supports the intent of the Medical Nutrition Equity Act of 2017 (MNEA) (...

April 23, 2018

HNC Distinctive Nutritional Requirement Definition and Memo

“Distinctive nutritional requirement” refers to the clinical need for a specific nutritional intake (compared to the intake of healthy populations) which may exist by reason of abnormal physiological manifestation or physical impairment* associated w...

January 25, 2018

HNC Statement on Protecting HOME Access Act

The Healthcare Nutrition Council (HNC) is pleased to support the Protecting Home Oxygen Medical Equipment (HOME) Access Act of 2017 (H.R. 4229). This bipartisan legislation is needed to offer sustainable access to quality Durable Medical Equipment (D...

December 11, 2017

HNC Definition of Pediatric Malnutrition

Investing in the health of our nation’s children is critically important. Towards that end, HNC is strongly committed to preventing malnutrition in children. The importance of good nutrition starts well before birth and plays a vital role in a growth...

August 11, 2017

HNC Statement on Healthcare

The Healthcare Nutrition Council (HNC) represents the manufacturers of enteral nutrition formulas and parenteral solutions, supplies and equipment. HNC is committed to helping patients maintain and improve their nutritional status by raising the awar...

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