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Refer Your Adult Medicaid Patients to MANNA Today

Health Partners Plans (HPP) is dedicated to ensuring the health and wellness of our members. Since 2015, HPP has partnered with MANNA to provide medically tailored meals for our Health Partners (Medicaid) members with complex health care needs as well as those with a high-risk pregnancy. This partnership has proven to be successful in helping members understand their diet, lose weight, improve important disease state measures, and positively engage in their own health care.

Please refer Health Partners members using the criteria below so more members can benefit from the outcomes. The duration of the meal program is 12 weeks with the option to renew for another six weeks based on progress to the patient’s goal.

Criteria for MANNA referral for Health Partners (Medicaid) members

Diagnosis

Age

Criteria (meets 1 or more criteria per diagnosis)

Goal (as appropriate)

Diabetes

over the age of 21

  • Hba1c greater than 8
  • Poor medication adherence
  • New diet change and no resources
  • High ER or inpatient utilization for same diagnosis*
  • Overweight—BMI 25-30
 
  • Improved Hba1c
  • Improved medication adherence
  • Understands diet
  • Decrease ER and inpatient utilization
  • Weight loss/understands diet

Heart disease/hyperlipidemia

over the age of 21

  • Stage II hypertension 140/90+
  • Stage I with any of the following: overweight—BMI 25 or greater, poor medication adherence, frequent ER/Inpatient utilization* for chest discomfort, high cholesterol and other co-morbidities
 
  • Improve lab values

CKD/ESRD

over the age of 21

  • Chronic kidney disease
  • ESRD with various symptoms
  • High ER and inpatient utilization*
 
  • Adherence to dialysis schedule
  • Decrease ER and inpatient utilization
  • Understand the impact of diet on diagnosis

High risk pregnancy

all ages

  • Hyperemesis gravidarum
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Preeclampsia
  • Gestational hypertension
 
  • Appropriate weight gain and decreased side effects
  • Continued follow up with OB provider
  • Potenially reduce NICU stays
  • Decrease maternal ER and inpatient utilization

*High ER and/or inpatient utilization is > 5

If you believe that one of your patients with the above conditions would benefit from MANNA medically tailored meals but does not qualify per the above criteria, please reach out to discuss. We will consider these members on a case-by-case basis.

Referral guidelines

To refer a Health Partners member into this program, please complete the form below and email it to the HPP Care Coordinator at clinicalconnections@hpplans.com who will assign the member for case management services and refer over to MANNA for meal services. HPP will also provide you with an acknowledgement letter about the referral and the assigned case manager. If there is a specific patient you would like to discuss, please contact our Clinical Connections team at 215-845-4797.

For any program questions please contact Cathy McCarron at 267-733-3930 or your assigned Network Account Manager (NAM).

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