MYOS receives Medicare, Medicade reimbursement eligibility for enteral nutrition
MYOS announced that MYOS enteral nutrition formula, formulated with Fortetropin, has become eligible for Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement. Specifically, the formula has been approved as an HCPCS B4150 product after review by the pricing, data analysis, and coding contractor for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This HCPCS B4150 code is used to describe enteral formulas which are nutritionally complete with intact nutrients, including proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. A serving of MYOS enteral nutrition formula contains 6.6 grams of Fortetropin in addition to 23 grams of protein and 26 high quality vitamins and minerals. The term, "enteral nutrition" typically refers to a feeding method that makes use of the gastrointestinal tract to deliver some component of a patient's dietary needs.