Food and produce continues to be the biggest nonmedical supplemental benefit in Medicare Advantage. A total of 1,475 MA plans plan to offer this benefit in 2024. Why is it so popular? Food insecurity is a pervasive problem among older adults, according to Lauren Driscoll, CEO of NourishedRx, and Andy Friedell, COO of The Helper Bees. They recently spoke to McKnight’s Home Care for a podcast about how the shift to value-based care has helped reveal nutrition’s importance in preventing illness and hospitalization.
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