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There is a gap in patient care continuity between acute and post-acute care settings. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services is evaluating how to address the incidence of malnutrition, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Avalere Health and other stakeholders are also actively involved in the Malnutrition Quality Improvement Initiative (MQii) to advance malnutrition practice within the continuum of care. This session discusses the current environment, successful approaches, and innovative ideas to equip NDTR/RDNs for challenges and opportunities to "stop the gap." The presentation reviews workflow processes addressing patient/resident communications and unique and varied population health programs for at-risk discharges using electronic health systems technology, as well as innovative ideas for governance. The session will also include suggested actions for acute and post-acute nutrition programs to improve patient/resident outcomes as it relates to economic costs of malnutrition.
CPE Level: 3
Learning Codes: 1070, 7180, 7010
- Identify effective innovations that improve patient/resident transitions between acute and post-acute care to reduce risk of malnutrition and its effects on overall decline and facility readmissions.
- Describe benefits of purposefully designed communications and management systems targeting malnourished patients to provide care plan continuity across all health care services and settings.
- Recognize the positive impact of regulatory and quality monitoring mandates and the NDTR/RDN's opportunities to reduce readmissions and failed patient/resident transitions.
- Julie Grim, MPH RD LD
- Kris M Mogensen, MS,RD-AP, LDN, CNSC
Planned with Clinical Nutrition Management DPG and Dietetics in Health Care Communities DPG