As a contract food service and clinical nutrition management company, Morrison Healthcare works with over 900 healthcare facilities. It employs over 2,400 RDNs, providing an opportunity to address the issue of malnutrition using a consistent approach on a national basis. Morrison's quality improvement program includes a strategic plan for malnutrition identification, diagnosis, intervention, and coding to benefit the patients, RDNs and the facilities they work in. Hear a success story of a healthcare system that was able to implement a malnutrition quality improvement program that not only resulted in not only fantastic outcomes for patients but also generated an additional $2.5 million in revenue for the system.
Learn what processes were followed and the necessary key components that were needed to position RDNs as essential partners in accurately identifying malnutrition, including implementation of a successful model for nutrition-focused physical exam training. Speakers share their experiences and the impact the program had on both the facility and RDNs, including RDN salary increases. Speakers identify actionable opportunities for RDNs and will outline next steps, which include encouraging utilization of the Global Malnutrition Composite Score quality metric, expanding to long-term care, and developing a discharge planning toolkit.
Planned with the Nutrition Services Payment Committee
CPE Level: Level 2 (intermediate knowledge/experience)
- 4.1.1 Demonstrates effective problem solving and professional judgment to address needs
- 7.4.6 Analyzes data to identify trends and improvements and to determine cost-effectiveness of nutrition-related clinical care, or to support the delivery of health, food and nutrition services.
- 8.2.3 Analyzes new information and how it impacts medical nutrition therapy.
- List at least 3 key factors utilized to improve success in the outcome of a malnutrition program.
- Describe the impact the malnutrition program made on the facility staffing and RDN salary.
- Describe how the malnutrition program benefits facilities that choose to report on the Global Malnutrition Composite Score.
- Maureen Janowski
- Candace Lea