Kate Farms®, a market leader bringing plant-based nutrition into healthcare, announced that its three newest products are eligible for insurance coverage for Medi-Cal beneficiaries effective Jan. 1, 2021. The company's latest formula innovations – Kate Farms Pediatric Peptide 1.0 Vanilla and Kate Farms Standard 1.4 Vanilla and Plain – are now listed in the approved Medi-Cal Rx List of Enteral Nutrition Products for children and adult recipients.
Kate Farms' newest formula offerings, which launched in September 2020, are eligible for reimbursement through the Medi-Cal fee-for-service pharmacy delivery system:
• Kate Farms® Pediatric Peptide 1.0 Vanilla
• Kate Farms® Standard 1.4 Vanilla
• Kate Farms® Standard 1.4 Plain
In addition, these formulas were already available to Medi-Cal beneficiaries:
• Kate Farms® Pediatric Peptide 1.5 Vanilla
• Kate Farms® Pediatric Standard 1.2 Vanilla
• Kate Farms® Peptide 1.5 Plain
• Kate Farms® Standard 1.0 Vanilla
• Kate Farms® Standard 1.0 Chocolate
Licensed California hospitals and healthcare facilities are required to offer plant-based meal options under SB 1138, and Kate Farms medical formulas are clinically proven plant-based nutrition options that support many health needs, including food allergies, cancer, gastrointestinal conditions, adult malnutrition and childhood eating difficulties.
As the most requested Kate Farms formula by clinicians, Standard 1.4 meets patients' needs for a calorically dense formula that tastes great, improves tolerance, and supports weight gain and maintenance. Available in plain and vanilla flavors, Kate Farms Standard 1.4 is made with plant-based, USDA organic, non-GMO ingredients and without major allergens or artificial sweeteners. Kate Farms' Standard 1.4 is a calorie-dense formula option designed to benefit patients with cancer as well as chronic diseases such as ALS, gastroparesis and Crohn's disease by meeting their nutrient requirements in fewer servings.
Kate Farms Pediatric Peptide 1.0 is a nutritional formula designed for growing kids with impaired digestion. The formula meets the demand of pediatric dietitians, pediatric gastroenterologists and pediatricians for a formula that is easy to digest with fewer calories. Kate Farms Pediatric Peptide 1.0 also addresses parents' request for a USDA organic, non-GMO and delicious product. Available in vanilla flavor, the complete nutrition specialty formula is designed for children ages 1 to 13 years. This plant-based peptide formula is made with organic hydrolyzed pea protein and made without artificial ingredients or common allergens.
Kate Farms offers the broadest plant-based product portfolio for medical nutrition, having the most researched plant-based formulas clinically proven to improve weight gain and tolerance for patients. Kate Farms recently presented new research at the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) virtual annual meeting demonstrating improved clinical outcomes in pediatric formula users between the ages of one and 20 years old. Research presented in September at the 2020 Virtual Congress on Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism, the annual conference of the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN), demonstrates Kate Farms' plant-based, oral, enteral formulas (PBEF) can help adult oncology patients maintain or gain weight, allowing them to receive the treatment they need. Read all the research on Kate Farms formulas here.
Kate Farms continuously transforms health care by providing clinicians and patients a new choice for medical nutrition. Kate Farms formulas are available in most of the leading hospitals across the country and carried by all major hospital distributors.
Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid program that provides health coverage to eligible participants at little or no cost. It is administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS).
 Cohen, SA., Newman, D., Ramirez, A., Millovich, V. Patient-Reported Outcomes of GI Symptoms and Adherence Among Pediatric Patients Using a Pea Protein Plant-Based Enteral Formula. JPGN.2020; 71(Supp1): S454-456.
 Bailey, M., Millovich, V., Komar, S. Weight gain in oncology patients using a plant-based oral nutrition supplement. Clinical Nutrition ESPEN. 2020; 40:661.
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