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Community Supports: Medically-Tailored Meals

Medically Tailored Meals (MTM) is a therapeutic nutrition intervention aimed at improving health outcomes and reducing hospital readmission rates.

Designed by Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN), home-delivered meals support referring providers in treating chronic illness, targeting specific nutritional needs of the patient while reducing barriers associated with food insecurity.

Eligible members receive:

  • Home-delivered, healthy meals tailored to their health needs.
  • At least 2 meals per day for up to 12 weeks, with a possible extension up to 26 weeks.
  • Nutrition education from a health educator or Registered Dietitian.

To qualify, a member must be living with advanced congestive heart failure, chronic kidney disease (stages 3-4), or diabetes (with multiple or high doses of medication). The member must also have a history of hospital inpatient stays or emergency department visits during the past 12 months.

For more information on eligibility criteria, health care providers may reference the Community Supports Medically Tailored Meals provider flyer. Completed referral forms may be faxed to 213.536.0638.

Please note that a referral does not guarantee participation. Members that are institutionalized, or do not meet suitability criteria as determined by a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist may be excluded. For more information, please contact L.A. Care’s Health Education Department at 855.856.6943, or send us a message.