Eat­wiseRx Lauds Supreme Court Deci­sion to Main­tain Pre­ven­tive Care Coverage

Mil­lions of Amer­i­cans With Dia­betes Will Con­tinue to Have Access to Crit­i­cal
Pre­ven­tive Treat­ment Ser­vices Under the Afford­able Care Act

BUFFALO, New York, June 28, 2012 – Eat­wiseRx, the West­ern New York Dia­betes Diet Experts, lauded the Supreme Court deci­sion to main­tain require­ments to pro­vide Amer­i­cans with cov­er­age for crit­i­cal pre­ven­tive med­ical care ser­vices. The deci­sion means that mil­lions of Amer­i­cans with dia­betes will con­tinue to have free access to nutri­tion coun­sel­ing to help them bet­ter man­age their disease.

Nutri­tion coun­sel­ing is crit­i­cal to help­ing peo­ple with dia­betes man­age their dis­ease and live a healthy life,” said Jeff Ens­minger, R.D. and Direc­tor of Clin­i­cal Ser­vices for Eat­wiseRx. “Today’s deci­sion rein­forces the impor­tance of pre­ven­tive care and ensures that mil­lions of Amer­i­cans will con­tinue to have free access to life-changing med­ical services.”

Dia­betes is on the rise, and while there is no cure, research shows that a healthy diet plays a
crit­i­cal role in dia­betes man­age­ment. Accord­ing to the Amer­i­can Dia­betes Asso­ci­a­tion, nutri­tion coun­sel­ing is a crit­i­cal com­po­nent in con­trol­ling dia­betes and post­pon­ing or pre­vent­ing diabetes-related com­pli­ca­tions and rec­om­mends that all peo­ple with dia­betes include this as part of their treat­ment plan. Under the Afford­able Care Act, nutri­tion coun­sel­ing will con­tinue to be free to Medicare recip­i­ents with dia­betes and most insur­ance plans have waived all patient respon­si­bil­ity (no copay/no deductibles), cov­er­ing 100% of the cost of nutri­tion coun­sel­ing for diabetes.

Eat­wiseRx believes that every­one with dia­betes should know about these ser­vices and have
bet­ter access to them.

EatwiseRx’s Dia­betes Diet Experts makes nutri­tion coun­sel­ing acces­si­ble, bring­ing their team of Dia­betes Diet Experts to the patient in their own home. Eat­wiseRx works with each indi­vid­ual to develop a work­able nutri­tion plan that sup­ports their health goals while tak­ing into account food pref­er­ences and lifestyle. By cre­at­ing a per­son­al­ized plan around each individual’s needs and incor­po­rat­ing the foods that they like to eat, Eat­wiseRx helps make last­ing changes.

For more infor­ma­tion about EatwiseRx’s ser­vices, con­tact 716–608-3110 or visit www.EatwiseRx.com.

About Eat­wiseRx

Founded in 2012, Buffalo-based com­pany Eat­wiseRx has made nutri­tion coun­sel­ing more eas­ily acces­si­ble to peo­ple with dia­betes by pro­vid­ing the con­ve­nience of in-home con­sul­ta­tions with dia­betes nutri­tion experts. The Eat­wiseRx team of Dia­betes Diet Experts are all board cer­ti­fied Reg­is­tered Dieti­tians. They pro­vide prac­ti­cal rec­om­men­da­tions, nutri­tional infor­ma­tion and
per­son­al­ized meal plans to ensure that patients have the essen­tial tools for self-managing the
dis­ease and for ‘bet­ter eat­ing’ along the way. By help­ing patients to adopt these lifestyle changes, Eat­wiseRx is empow­er­ing patients to take con­trol of their dia­betes through health­ful, enjoy­able eat­ing. Eat­wiseRx pro­grams are cur­rently avail­able in the West­ern New York area, with new loca­tions to be announced soon.

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