Improving Identification, Documentation, and Treatment of Malnutrition in the Acute Care Setting - On-Demand
Presented: Thursday, March 31, 2016
Joannie Crotts, RN, BSN, CPC
Szilvia Kovacs, MS, RD, LDN
Many clinical documentation improvement professionals are finding it increasingly difficult to keep consistent documentation for malnutrition due to the lack of standardized malnutrition criteria among providers and interdisciplinary teams. With no process in place for identifying malnutrition in medical records, the condition frequently goes undiagnosed, and there is a widespread lack of awareness of national best practice guidelines for the diagnosis of malnutrition in hospitals.
Receive useful direction and best practices from expert speakers Joannie Crotts, RN, BSN, CPC, and Szilvia Kovacs, MS, RD, LDN, in this 90-minute webcast. The program covers pervasiveness of malnutrition in acute care settings, effects on patients and future diagnoses, best practices for establishing plans to deal with malnutrition in a health population, and how to identify and document consistently across your entire organization.
At the conclusion of this on-demand program, participants will be able to:
- Establish the prevalence of malnutrition in the acute care setting and its impact on patient outcomes, LOS, readmissions, and severity of illness
- Recognize how to identify and diagnose malnutrition in the acute care patient population, and establish interventions and care plans for those patients through post-discharge
- Identify the importance of consistency in documentation among all patient care providers through approval of hospital-wide criteria for malnutrition identification
Who should listen?
- Clinical Documentation Improvement professionals
- Nurse practitioners
- Inpatient coders
- Physician advisors
- HIM directors and managers
- How to get started
- Administrative support
- Steps to implement
- Evaluating progress
- Opportunities to improve
- Q&A (not live)
Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS)
The live program has been approved for 1.5 continuing education unit towards fulfilling the requirements of the Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS) certification, offered as a service of the Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS). (CEU’s for this webcast expire on: 3/31/17)
Meet the Speakers
Joannie Crotts, RN, BSN, CPC, is the clinical documentation and revenue integrity manager at Sarasota Memorial Health Care System with over 30 years of combined clinical and financial healthcare experience. She developed the clinical documentation integrity program in 2011 and manages its strategies, data analysis, and operations. She is responsible for revenue integrity analysis related to ICD-10 financial impacts, clinical documentation, and other revenue integrity areas, including charging, coding, government denials, government reimbursement impacts, and government audit programs.
Szilvia Kovacs, MS, RD, LDN, is the clinical nutrition manager for Sarasota (Florida) Memorial Hospital. She is a registered dietitian and has worked in a variety of settings, including acute and long-term care, outpatient dialysis, clinical consulting, education, and clinical management. Kovacs has been published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior and serves as adjunct faculty at the State College of Florida and Everglades University, where she teaches nutrition courses in the undergraduate nursing, health sciences, and alternative medicine programs.
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