Malnutrition Documentation Throughout the Continuum of Care Webinar

Credits: 1.0
Course Expiration: May 8, 2022
Professional Approvals: CDR, NCBDE
Availability:Currently Available
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 Are you prepared for the new Medicare payment models? Learn how to recognize malnutrition when it is “present on admission” and how to improve payment and quality outcomes.

Wendy Phillips, MS, RD, CD, CNSC, CLE, NWCC, FAND will share best practices for medical record documentation to enhance the recognition of malnutrition and will also prepare us for the new payment models that will be introduced by Medicare in the new federal fiscal year.  

Malnutrition affects population and individual health at every level of the care continuum. Medicare and other healthcare payers provide payment incentives for care that is delivered in a cost-effective manner and provides high-quality outcomes. Accurate coding of complications and comorbidities, like malnutrition, can more accurately predict expected cost of care and improve quality measurement scores for individual providers and healthcare facilities.

This webinar explains the payment structures that can be improved in hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation and long-term care facilities, and ambulatory care clinics when malnutrition is accurately identified and documented. Best practices for medical record documentation will be shared to enhance the recognition of malnutrition when it is “present on admission”. Attendees will be prepared for the new payment models that will be introduced by Medicare in the new federal fiscal year.

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After attending this session attendees will be able to:

1. Compare and contrast the ways malnutrition coding can influence payment and quality measurements in hospitals, rehabilitation and long-term care facilities, and outpatient programs.
2. Organize medical record documentation to manage, evaluate, assess, and treat – or “MEAT” – regulatory requirements and decrease coding and payment denials.
3. Demonstrate recognition of malnutrition as being “present on admission”.

This course is intended for: RDNs, NDTRs

CDR Activity Number Live: 149503/Recorded: 149504

Activity Type: 171 Live Webinar OR 175 Recorded Pre-Approved CPE
CPE Level: 2

Suggested Performance Indicators:

  • 8.2.5   Keeps abreast of, advocates for and integrates knowledge of national and local funding models that impact the population and services provided.
  • 8.3.5   Keeps abreast of changes in practice and within practice environments that affect scope of practice.
  • 14.2.6 Applies knowledge of payment and reimbursement models.
  • 14.2.7 Negotiates payment and reimbursement for customers/patients in order to promote access to care.

Suggested CDR Learning Needs Codes:

  • 1080 Legislation, public policy
  • 4070 Food security and hunger
  • 7000 Business and Management
  • 7170 Entrepreneurship, private practice

Note: Numerous Other Learning Needs Codes and Performance Indicators May Apply.

       Wendy Phillips, MS, RD, CD, CNSC, CLE, NWCC, FAND

As a Division Director of Clinical Support at Morrison Healthcare, Wendy Phillips directs the development, implementation, and maintenance of clinical nutrition programs according to regulatory requirements, current trends, and market place demand. In her role, she provides regulatory oversight for the clinical nutrition services at ~160 hospitals from California to Ohio. Wendy has worked with Morrison’s corporate operations and wellness/nutrition teams to lead a productivity analysis program and outcomes measurement studies for RDNs to ensure efficient and effective use of resources, and leads program development for ambulatory nutrition programs.
Wendy is a certified nutrition support clinician, a fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and a certified lactation educator. She is a Nutrition Wound Care Certified clinician through the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy.

Disclosures: No conflict of interest exists for this webinar.


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