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Pediatric Malnutrition: The Impact of a Malnutrition Diagnosis on the Reimbursement of Care

This webinar is part 2 of a 3-part webinar series on Pediatric Malnutrition that includes the identification, documentation, and assessment of children for the presence of malnutrition related to undernutrition.

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This product is free for PNPG members.

This webinar was presented live on May 21, 2021.

This presentation describes the process of diagnosing, coding, billing and reimbursement of malnutrition and the effect this has on the child and the organization. How the pediatric RDN can ensure their practice meets the requirements for charting and coding.

CPEU: 1.0
CPE Level: 2
Performance Indicators: 12.1.3, 3.2.1, 8.3.3

Learning Objectives

  1. Demonstrate how to utilize the indicators to diagnose malnutrition through case presentations
  2. Discuss the potential impact of diagnosing malnutrition on reimbursement
  3. Identify strategies and resources to support implementation of the pediatric malnutrition diagnostic indicators at your institution


Liesje Nieman Carney RD, CSP, LDN

Ms. Carney has worked as a pediatric dietitian for 20 years, 15 of which has been at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She is a Certified Specialist in Pediatrics.

She is an active member of the Academy’s Pediatric Nutrition Practice Group, holding numerous leadership positions over the past decade.

Ms. Carney is on the forefront of the movement to utilizing a unifying definition for pediatric malnutrition. She was an author on the Consensus Statement of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics/American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition: Indicators Recommended for the Identification and Documentation of Pediatric Malnutrition (Undernutrition), as well as the 2013 article Defining pediatric malnutrition: a paradigm shift toward etiology-related definitions.

Ms. Carney currently serves on the Pediatric Nutrition Practice Group’s malnutrition committee, which is working on several national level projects. As part of this work, she is an author on a pending publication reviewing a survey of pediatric dietitians about their use of the pediatric malnutrition indicators.

Ms. Carney was also an author on the 2015 Standards of Practice and Standards of Professional Performance for Registered Dietitians in Pediatric Nutrition.

Release Date: May 21, 2021


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