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Nestlé Health Science | Model: 00041679465189 |
HCPCS : B4150 (Medicare DME co-payment per billable unit min / max: $0.00 / $0.00)

Nestle Boost High Protein is a nutritional drink.

CLAIMED BENEFITS: High-quality protein for muscle health. No artificial sweeteners, flavors & colors. 250 nutrient-rich calories with B-vitamins to help convert food to energy. 27 vitamins and minerals for your everyday nutritional needs.

Wound Reference does not produce, market, re-sell or distribute health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.
Fiber added
High protein
Oral feeding
Tube feeding

Administration of enteral nutrition (EN) has long been considered the standard of care for nutrition support among patients unable to meet energy and protein requirements orally. Enteral nutrition (EN) is defined as nutrition provided through the gastrointestinal (GI) tract via a tube, catheter, or stoma that delivers nutrients distal to the oral cavity. Normal digestion occurs when food is broken down in the stomach and bowel, then absorbed in the bowel. These absorbed products are carried by the blood to all parts of the body.

Tube feeding  or enteral nutrition is when a special liquid food mixture containing protein, carbohydrates (sugar), fats, vitamins and minerals, is given through a tube into the stomach or small bowel.

Water is the most abundant substance in the body, accounting for 50%-60% of body weight. The goal of fluid management is to maintain adequate hydration, tissue perfusion, and electrolyte balance.

Today, more than 100 enteral formulas are available for use in the United States and vary greatly with respect to concentration, macronutrient and micronutrient composition, fiber content, and the addition of substances intended to balance the immune response.

Enteral nutrition formulas are available in liquid or powder form (which is reconstituted with water). The liquid solution is administered through a tube, which is threaded through the patient’s nose or a surgical opening that leads directly to the stomach or intestine. Liquid enteral nutrition formulas are packaged in cans and pre-filled sterile containers. A canned formula is emptied into a plastic bag or container, which is then connected to tubing and hung from an IV pole for administration. Unlike cans, the pre-filled sterile systems do not require transfer of formula from one container to another. A pre-filled container is “spiked” with tubing and then hung from an IV pole for administration.

Nutrition delivered by enteral tubes can cause the following complications: food entering the lungs, constipation, diarrhea, improper absorption of nutrients, nausea, vomiting, dehydration, electrolyte abnormalities, high blood sugar, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and decreased liver proteins. Feeding tubes inserted through the nose, such as nasogastric or nasoenteric tubes, can cause irritation of the nose or throat, acute sinus infections, and ulceration of the larynx or esophagus. Feeding tubes inserted through the skin of the abdominal wall, such as gastrostomy or jejunostomy tubes, can become clogged (occluded) or displaced, and wound infections can occur.

It is important to routinely monitor patients at risk for malnutrition and to initiate safe, timely, and adequate Enteral Nutrition therapy when indicated. 

Department of Health and Human Services

ASPEN American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition 

If you have coverage through Medicare Part B, you may be eligible to have this product covered by Medicare. You can obtain this product at a store that accepts Medicare. You will need to pay deductibles and co-payment. The actual co-payment amount varies according to your state. If you do not have Medicare Part B or do not meet the requirements needed for coverage, you can find this product at pharmacies and medical supply stores. When available, please see pricing in "Other Stores" below.

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