Malnutrition is misunderstood. Maybe you and your team are confronting the same issue : the ambiguity of malnutrition. Unlike coronary artery disease, smoking, and diabetes, malnutrition is often poorly documented and thus creates a cascade of erroneous information that will permeate throughout the entire care process.
With this exclusive webcast, however, you and your team will have a better understanding of the language for describing malnutrition. And this understanding will allow for more accurate coding, while correctly documenting a patient's condition. The result will be a true reflection of the risk of mortality (ROM), severity of illness (SOI), and many other outcome metrics. This level of documentation also will make possible the useful allocation of human and product resources, and thus permit a more accurate analysis of the true benefit of procedures.
During this upcoming webcast, Dr. Winans will also discuss the prevalence of malnutrition among inpatients. He will define its variable severity and will demonstrate how it affects treatment choices. You will benefit from his examples that show how malnutrition impacts ROM, SOI and case mix index (CMI). For clinical documentation integrity specialists, Dr. Winans will recommend the appropriate triggers for querying providers for more precise documentation.
From this exclusive webcast, you will also learn the…
- Prevalence, common causes, and frequently associated diseases and conditions of malnutrition.
- Definitions of various types and severity of, and acceptable terminology for, documenting and coding malnutrition.
- Contribution to cost of providing care, ROM, SOI, CMI of differing types and severity of malnutrition.
- Appropriate approaches to querying providers regarding malnutrition.