Healthcare Professional Tools
This guidance is intended to provide an update on monitoring micronutrients for healthcare professionals.
Neocate DRI Calculator and Mixing Tool
- Neocate DRI CalculatorThis file can be used by Healthcare Professionals to compare nutrients provided by a chosen amount of any Neocate product to the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) for a chosen gender and age range.
- Neocate Mixing Tool This file helps the Healthcare Professional to calculate mixing instructions for preparing Neocate powders at a desired concentration and volume for individual patients. This tool can also be used by Healthcare Professionals to calculate a recipe that yields an approximate gram weight of Neocate powder using US household measures, and to determine the number of cans needed per month.
Neocate Pocket Guide
A handy guide that provides clinical information on all the Neocate products, including select nutrition facts, sourcing of ingredients, and mixing instructions at various concentrations for each product.
Neocate Family Comparison Chart
A nutrient comparison chart including all Neocate products as well as indications, main features and reimbursement codes for each product. This document applies to all Neocate products available in the US.
Neocate Syneo Infant Dilution Chart
This resource has been developed for use by Healthcare Professionals. It includes recipes for mixing Neocate Syneo Infant at increased concentrations up to 30 kcal/fl oz. This chart applies to Neocate Syneo Infant, which is only available in the US.
Neocate Syneo Infant + Breast Milk
This resource has been developed for use by Healthcare Professionals. It contains recipes for combining breast milk and Neocate Syneo Infant powder at increased concentrations, up to 30 kcal/fl oz. This chart applies to Neocate Syneo Infant, which is only available in the US.
Neocate Infant DHA/ARA Dilution Chart (US Version)
This resource has been developed for use by Healthcare Professionals. It includes recipes for mixing Neocate Infant DHA/ARA at increased concentrations up to 30 kcal/fl oz. This chart applies to Neocate Infant DHA/ARA that includes nucleotides, only available in the US.
Neocate Infant DHA/ARA + Breast Milk
This resource has been developed for use by Healthcare Professionals. It contains recipes for combining breast milk and Neocate Infant at increased concentrations, up to 30 kcal/ fl oz. Please note, these recipes and concentrations are based on the assumption that human breast milk, on average, provides about 20 calories per fluid oz.
This chart applies to Neocate Infant DHA/ARA that includes nucleotides, only available in the US, and is not applicable to the Canadian formulation.
Neocate Junior Dilution Charts
These resources have been developed for use by Healthcare Professionals. They include recipes for mixing Neocate Junior at increased concentrations, up to 45 kcal/fl oz. Please note the charts for each version differ slightly, due to different caloric densities and displacement factors.
Sample Letters of Medical Necessity
We created the following sample letters of medical necessity to help patients request insurance coverage for Neocate. You can complete the missing information and individualize the letters to suit your patient's situation and needs. Simply click the appropriate product below to download the Word file of each sample letter. Please note: our Nutricia Product Coverage Navigator team is available to help you and your patients to obtain coverage for our medical foods. This includes assistance with drafting letters of medical necessity, obtaining prior authorization for our products, correcting billing errors, appealing denied claims and much more. If you or your patients need personalized assistance with Neocate coverage call 1-800-365-7354 or email NutriciaNavigator@nutricia.com
Access to new publications on FPIES (Food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome)
As an educational service to healthcare professionals and FPIES families, Nutricia is proud to sponsor open access to 9 FPIES articles published in the June, 2014 edition of Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology. The articles, written by leading experts, summarize what is currently known about the condition, provide an overview of diagnosis, medical and nutrition management as well as where the knowledge gaps are.
- FPIES is a non IgE-mediated gastrointestinal food hypersensitivity to one or more specific foods. It is characterized by profuse vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy and failure to thrive and primarily affects infants and toddlers. There is a general lack of awareness about FPIES, which has lead to this condition being frequently misdiagnosed. Patients will commonly experience invasive and extensive evaluation prior to finally being diagnosed.
- Click on the following link journals.lww.com/co-allergy/toc/2014/06000 and see link (pdfs to full text articles can be found half way down the page under the ‘Food Allergy’ heading).
Updated: September 2013
This tool helps to determine an amount of Duocal to add to any enteral formula. It offers both an interactive calculator and two printable concentration charts to help in adding calories to enteral formulas with Duocal. It also offers an interactive calculator that can generate a combination of US household measures that provide an approximate gram weight of Duocal when a scale is not available and the provided scoop is not convenient.
Prescriber's Guide to Duocal
A Prescriber's Guide to Duocal, a medical food providing calories in form of fat and carbohydrate. This resource outlines guidelines on how to use and how much to prescribe for your patients.