All posts by: Adam Hernandez

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 such ‎as the Child Health ‎Insurance Program and ‎TRICARE, and private ‎health insurance to include ‎vitamins, individual amino ‎acids, and […]

HNC Supports the White House Conference on Food, Nutrition, Hunger, and Health ‎Act

The Healthcare Nutrition Council (HNC) supports the White House Conference on Food, Nutrition, Hunger, and Health Act. HNC’s mission is to improve patient outcomes by advancing nutrition policies and actions that raise awareness and optimize access of essential nutrition support therapies across the continuum of care. This Conference is important to evaluate and address opportunities […]

HNC Statement in Support of ASPEN’s Publication: Malnutrition Diagnoses and Associated Outcomes in Hospitalized Patients: United States, 2018

November 11, 2021 HNC Statement in Support of ASPEN’s Publication: Malnutrition Diagnoses and Associated Outcomes in Hospitalized Patients: United States, 2018 The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition has published a study, Malnutrition Diagnoses and Associated Outcomes in Hospitalized Patients: United States, 2018[i] examining data on malnutrition discharges from the 2018 Healthcare Cost and […]

HNC Supports AHRQ’s Malnutrition in Hospitalized Adults: A Systematic Review

November 11, 2021 HNC Supports AHRQ’s Malnutrition in Hospitalized Adults: A Systematic Review The Healthcare Nutrition Council (HNC) applauds the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) publication of Malnutrition in Hospitalized Adults: A Systematic Review.[i] Malnutrition is widely recognized as having a significant role in health outcomes and healthcare costs, and addressing malnutrition is […]