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Nutrition Care Manual
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The Academy's Nutrition Care Manual is a comprehensive online resource that covers all aspects of nutrition management. NCM’s user-friendly resources include:

  • Disease-specific nutrition assessment, diagnosis, intervention, monitoring and evaluation recommendations.
  • Printable client handouts in English and Spanish.
  • Formulary database.
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Expanded Hospital Reimbursement for Malnutrition Care

In its Fiscal Year 2013 Inpatient Prospective Payment System rules, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services upgraded malnutrition codes to a complication/co-morbidity under the MS-DRG system.

The upgraded codes are:

  • 263.0 Malnutrition of Moderate Degree
  • 263.1 Malnutrition of Mild Degree

This means that, effective with discharges on or after October 1, 2012, hospitals may qualify for increased reimbursement from Medicare for patients with malnutrition when it is properly identified and documented. Registered dietitians can be leaders in your institutions in the identification and care of patients with malnutrition. In this role, RDs should adopt the Academy/ASPEN's standardized approach to the diagnosis of malnutrition in adults as the foundation of their hospital malnutrition programs.

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