Is Nourish Peptide Berry Medley covered by insurance?

Yes! More than 96% of insurances cover our products (Medicare, Medicaid, and many private insurances).

At Functional Formularies we have patient advocates available to help you gain insurance coverage for our products. Please email us at: insurance@functionalformularies.com or call us at 937.433.HOPE (4673) and we will set up an appointment for you with a patient advocate.

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We are the first organic enteral formula to be approved by Medicare.

Nourish Peptide Berry Medley :

  • HCPCS Code: B4161
  • Insurance Data Bank & Billing Code: 57858-0004-44

*Medicare, Medicaid and health insurers may ask you to provide a National Drug Code/NDC number for insurance claims, billing or reimbursement purposes. Because our products are whole foods and do not constitute “drugs”, we have an Insurance Data Bank and Billing Code that you should use when asked for an NDC number for our products.

Why is the formula brown as opposed to the purple color I expected?

Berry Medley, like any other Functional Formularies formula, has a 2-year shelf life and a 12 hour hang time. Achieving these goals requires that the formula be heated to assure that the whole foods have no microbial activity. This heat processing often results in a change in color of the berries.

What kids should use Berry Medley rather than Nourish Peptide?

The two can be used by kids somewhat interchangeably.  There are slight differences in the amount of protein, fat, and carbohydrates so it is best to follow the guidance of your child’s clinician when determining which formula to use.  The biggest difference is the type of fiber found in Berry Medley vs Nourish Peptide.  Nourish peptide gets a considerable amount of its fiber from chickpeas in the form of galactooligosaccharide or GOS. Berry Medley contains a considerable amount of its soluble fiber content in the form of pectin. Different types of fiber have different effects on aspects of digestion such as transit time and frequency of bowel movements.

This difference, as well as the polyphenols and lower pH of Berry Medley, may be very beneficial to a child’s microbiome over time.  Some children however may not tolerate the more acidic Berry Medley as well.