Accurate identification, intervention and documentation of malnutrition will allow hospitals to be reimbursed for the resources required to care for the specific needs of malnourished patients.
This review identifies areas of opportunity to enhance current patient care processes and reimbursement potential.
*DM&A will provide a single hospital a complimentary review of their current state of malnutrition. The review includes current rate of malnutrition and educational opportunities to improve patient care.
Malnutrition Education & Training Program
Improve quality of patient care and outcomes for adult and pediatric patient populations
Empower dietitians to take the lead on caring for malnutrition
Assist hospitals to properly identify, assess, care for, document, and diagnose malnutrition and improve severity of illness and risk of mortality scores while capturing appropriate reimbursement, and reduce readmissions
Provide education, training, coaching and tools for dietitians in the overall nutrition care process
Provide onsite education and training on the nutrition focused physical assessment (NFPA)
Overview & Example Outline
Conference call communication with hospital
Preprogram checklist completion
Preliminary Review and Report
During each visit the DM&A Success Coaches provide education and training to the clinical nutrition team along with many other interdisciplanry team members including but not limited to: Clinical documentation specialists, coding, finance, nursing, physicians and providers, revenue cycle, decision support, information system, discharge planning, and the hospital executive team.
The number of onsite visits, focus of education and training, and agendas are created to support the hospitals program success and to meet their individual needs.
An estimated 35% of adult patients admitted to the hospital have some degree of malnutrition. Malnutrition is associated with a higher rate of complications, increased hospital stay and increased cost of health care.