What’s Next for Nutrition? Chronic Condition Support

  • December 01, 2021
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
  • Online

Many health insurance providers support members post-discharge with fully prepared home-delivered meals. This convenient form of nutrition has proven to lower readmissions and costs and provides important care to members. What’s next for nutrition benefits? Innovative health insurance providers are looking further upstream and providing condition-appropriate meals to members with chronic conditions who are at risk for hospitalization with an aim of preventing an admission in the first place. Medicare Advantage Organizations can provide meals programs “beyond a limited basis” as an SSBCI benefit. As this benefit type is new, teams planning benefits may have several questions.

This webinar will address questions that Medicare Advantage Organizations may have in planning to offer a meals benefit to help members better manage a chronic condition. Experts will address questions including how to build a business case, who to target, which chronic conditions to address, how to communicate the benefit, how to make referrals, how a meals benefit might integrate with other support for members with chronic conditions and how to measure success.

Attendees will learn:

  • How to build a business case for a chronic condition meals benefit
  • Who to target and which chronic conditions to address
  • How to communicate the benefit and make referrals
  • How a meals benefit might integrate with other support for members with chronic conditions and how to measure success


Catherine Macpherson, MS, RDN
SVP Healthcare Strategy and Chief Nutrition Officer
Mom’s Meals

Catherine is Senior Vice President, Healthcare Strategy and Chief Nutrition Officer at Mom’s Meals. She is responsible for ensuring that the company’s nutrition solutions meet the needs of its partners by designing clinical programs that meet their strategic objectives.

Jane Wilson
Manager, Care Management
Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan, Inc. (CDPHP®)

Jane Wilson, MBA, RN, joined CDPHP in 2007 and currently serves as the Manager of Care Management. In this role, she leads a team of licensed clinicians who are focused on providing CDPHP members with efficient, cost-effective, and timely care, in addition to support and education for those who need it. In addition, Jane oversees the Medicaid Long Term Services and Supports Program.

With more than 20 years of experience in the health care industry, Jane has been involved in numerous projects and initiatives in both clinical and non-clinical settings. Her passion lies in Population Health Management where she has worked on a variety of wellness programs and developed a chronic condition management outreach team. She enjoys collaborating across disciplines and the excitement of the end-to-end implementation of a new program.

Jane earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from SUNY Institute of Technology, and a Master of Business Administration degree in health care management from Union Graduate College (now Clarkson University). She also holds a certificate in Advanced Project Management from Stanford University and is a certified medical coder.

Jennifer Reith
Portfolio Manager II
Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan, Inc. (CDPHP®)

Jennifer joined CDPHP in 2006 and currently serves as a Portfolio Manager on the Product Innovation team. In this role, Jennifer is responsible for leading innovation strategies for multiple business segments, managing strategic business partnerships, and expanding and promoting products, programs, and value-added services. Jennifer and her team are specifically focused on attracting target customers to CDPHP, increasing consumer engagement, and promoting healthier lifestyles.