People with swallowing problems – also known as dysphagia – may need to thicken their beverages to allow them to safely swallow their beverages. Thickening helps slow the liquid down in the oral cavity so that it is easier to feel and control in the mouth. With the better control, people are better able to correctly swallow the liquid.
Since it was created more than 20 years ago, SimplyThick has been the thickener in liquid form. Since 2001, may little improvements have occurred. While always the best and easiest, the release of SimplyThick EasyMix in 2018 really raised the bar in terms of convenience, speed and ease of use.
For those that are new to SimplyThick EasyMix, let’s take a look at some of the more visited questions and answers on our web site.
What is SimplyThick EasyMix thickener made of?
SimplyThick EasyMix gel thickener consists of the following ingredients: water, gum arabic, xanthan gum, glucono delta-lactone, gellan gum, potassium sorbate (preservative), calcium chloride, citric acid, sodium citrate, guar gum, pectin.
To the right, you will see the nutrition facts for a 6g Mildly Thick individual packet of SimplyThick EasyMix.
Where can SimplyThick EasyMix products be purchased?
There are other retailers that offer SimplyThick and they can be found on our web site here.
Simply enter your zip code to find the closest retailer!
If there is not a location near you, we would like your assistance. Please ask your local pharmacist, distributor, or healthcare provider to contact us so we can make the availability of SimplyThick EasyMix as easy as possible for you.
Is SimplyThick EasyMix covered by insurance?
SimplyThick EasyMix is technically a food. It is not a drug. And in spite of the medical necessity, typically medical insurance does not cover food items.
We are aware of cases once in a while where an insurance carrier has covered thickener, but these are rare events.
Medicaid does cover the purchase of SimplyThick EasyMix in several states (click here for a list of those states). The policies and rules vary in each state. If you are covered, typically you will need to work with a pharmacy or a durable medical equipment (DME) supplier to handle the purchase and claim.
If your insurance carrier asks for a code, thickener falls under reimbursement code B4100. If you have Molina Insurance Company, use code B999B0.