Back to Basics: Medical Coding for Food Based Interventions

Lunchtime Forum


medical doctor greeting patient

Local governments across the United States are looking at a myriad of ways to better integrate food-based supports such as produce prescriptions, medically tailored meals and food pharmacies into health care infrastructure. One important step towards full integration is the transformation of healthcare diagnosis, procedures, medical services and equipment into universal medical alphanumeric codes—also known as medical coding. Join medical coding expert Sarah Desilvey as she looks to demystify how to describe through medical codes the stories of patients that are often complex and nuanced. This event will take place on September 30th at 11:00am PT.

  • Sarah DeSilvey / Northwestern Medical Center
  • Katie Garfield / Center For Health Law and Policy Innovation


copresented by The National Produce Prescription Collaborative, Food is Medicine Coalition, and The California Medically Supportive Food and Nutrition Steering Committee



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