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National Enteral Supply Shortage

Attention Providers who Prescribe Enteral Supplies or Support Members in Need of Enteral Supplies

We would like to provide an industry update as a follow-up to our Winter 2023 Provider Newsletter article concerning nationwide shortages of enteral nutrition supplies. Unfortunately, this shortage is continuing to occur at the manufacturer level..

The largest manufacturers of enteral products (Nestle and Abbott) have advised that shortages may continue through the end of 2023 and into 2024..

We have been monitoring the ongoing shortage and would like to share recommendations on how to manage enteral nutrition needs of the individuals you support to avoid gaps in service.

  • PHP’s DME department would like to remind providers that there are substitute products available from other manufacturers available on the market.
  • A new physician order will be required to transition your patients to an alternate product.
  • Nestle Alternatives
  • Abbott Alternatives

You can reach our DME team by phone at 646-455-1594 and by fax at 646-948-1027.

PHP has an in-house team of DME specialists to assist in ordering Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Medical Supplies for PHP Care Complete FIDA-IDD Plan Participants. If a patient you support needs any DME/POS items, please ensure that a complete script and letter of medical necessity (LOMN) is provided to PHP in a timely manner.