Global Malnutrition Composite Score Included in Inpatient Prospective Payment System Final Rule

CHICAGO, Aug. 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Hospitals, medium and huge medical practices and different healthcare amenities will have the ability to enhance the standard of look after sufferers with malnutrition and cut back hospital stays and prices via a brand new alternative ensuing from work by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Avalere Health that was lately authorized by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services lately finalized its proposal to incorporate the Global Malnutrition Composite Score in its Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program within the 2023 Inpatient Prospective Payment System Final Rule.

“The Global Malnutrition Composite Score advances the remedy of sufferers with malnutrition, elevates the function of registered dietitian nutritionists in interdisciplinary healthcare groups and incentivizes well being techniques to supply the perfect degree of care—all of which might shorten hospital stays and cut back readmissions,” stated registered dietitian nutritionist and Academy President Ellen R. Shanley.

The Global Malnutrition Composite Score, stewarded by the Academy and developed by Avalere, a member of Fishawack Health, is the primary nutrition-focused high quality measure and first composite electronic clinical quality measure in any CMS fee program.

The Academy and Avalere developed, examined, and fine-tuned the 4 elements of the Global Malnutrition Composite Score via the Malnutrition Quality Improvement Initiative.

The Global Malnutrition Composite Score measures charges of diet screening, evaluation by a registered dietitian nutritionist, malnutrition analysis by a doctor and diet care plan documentation. Measuring efficiency primarily based on this collective data can facilitate high-quality, complete diet care that begins within the inpatient setting and might proceed after discharge.

“Malnutrition is a big concern within the Medicare inhabitants, resulting in elevated readmissions, larger prices and longer size of keep. Including this measure within the Hospital IQR Program could promote information assortment and reporting and encourage suppliers to prioritize high-quality diet care on this weak inhabitants,” stated Avalere President Elizabeth Carpenter.

As a part of the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program, hospitals can elect to report on the Global Malnutrition Composite Score as one in all their three voluntary, self-selected digital medical high quality measures starting in 2024. This will develop alternatives for hospitals to enhance their malnutrition care efficiency and understand well being, high quality efficiency and cost-reduction outcomes just like these achieved by hospitals already monitoring efficiency on the person malnutrition care digital medical high quality measures via the MQii. Hospitals that elect to report on the measure to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services can leverage current MQii resources to assist their high quality enchancment packages.

Visit the Academy’s website and the MQii Global Malnutrition Composite Score webpage for extra data. The public is welcome to study extra by registering for the free webinar Quarterly Spotlight on Malnutrition that may happen on August 10, midday – 1 p.m. Central Time. In the approaching months, the Academy and Avalere will create and disseminate instructional supplies for clinicians and directors to higher perceive this chance.

About the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Representing greater than 112,000 credentialed diet and dietetics practitioners, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world’s largest group of meals and diet professionals. The Academy is dedicated to enhancing well being and advancing the career of dietetics via analysis, training and advocacy. Visit the Academy at

About Avalere Health

In an atmosphere that calls for a 360-degree perspective, Avalere Health, a member of Fishawack Health, brings modern, data-driven options to complicated well being care challenges. Avalere is a well being care consulting agency that operates on the intersection of coverage, entry, and transformation. We depend on expansive, proprietary information to derive insights and picture what doesn’t but exist.

Our clients span the well being care continuum together with the highest 25 life sciences firms, main well being plans, prime well being care suppliers, and well being care buyers. Knowing that our clients we work with are individuals first, we be part of them of their drive to make a optimistic distinction in well being care. Inspired by our clients, empowered by information, and propelled by our inclusive tradition, we’re the important voice enhancing well being care. Visit us at and comply with us on Twitter and LinkedIn

Fishawack Health

Fishawack Health (FH) is a number one world commercialization companion for the biopharmaceutical, medical know-how, and wellness industries. The way forward for well being is fast-paced and complicated, demanding a distinct method. Established in 2001, our 1300+ well being care specialists mix their information and experience throughout our 4 core disciplines—Medical; Marketing; Policy, Access, Value, Evidence; and Consulting.

Working throughout the product and repair lifecycle, from analysis and improvement to post-launch, we interact our collective drive to unravel the complicated well being care challenges of right this moment and tomorrow. We think about a more healthy world and construct the connections to make it occur. Visit us at and comply with us on Twitter and LinkedIn

SOURCE Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

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