Extending the health benefits of medically tailored meals

by Sifter
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Judy Seybold
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MS, RDN, LD, CLC
May 6, 2024
May 6, 2024
Medically tailored meals (MTMs) are an important nutrition intervention used to treat and manage chronic conditions like diabetes and heart disease.

Nutritious, home-delivered meals, customized to medical conditions, have been proven to help health outcomes and quality of life. That's why a growing number of insurance plans, including Medicare, Medicare Advantage, and Medicaid, are beginning to cover the cost of MTMs. But this benefit coverage typically ends after 12 weeks. What happens next?  

Sifter's Food as Medicine platform supports MTM health outcomes with a long-term, sustainable solution. Our technology makes it possible to seamlessly transition patients from MTMs to medically tailored groceries (MTGs), curated by health condition, that are available at the patient's preferred local food retailer.

Using Sifter's digital platform, health professionals generate an MTG list that helps patients shop for foods that are right for their health goals and align with their personal tastes. Our FoodMed Certified technology identifies grocery food eligibility for hundreds of chronic health conditions, including diabetes, kidney disease, IBS, and heart health, as well as food intolerances, cultural preferences, and ingredient likes/dislikes. This hyper-personalization results in a tailored list of foods, down to the UPC level, that the patient can purchase from their favorite community grocer.

Sifter's tech-enabled solutions help your patients eat the right foods for a lifetime. By offering highly personalized dietary guidance that fits into your patient’s eating and shopping preferences, you can realize higher adherence — and extend the health benefits of MTMs.

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