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Malnutrition Awareness Week 2021

Malnutrition Diagnosis and Documentation: Strategies for Success

Oct 4, 2021 12:00pm ‐ Oct 4, 2021 1:15pm

Standard: $39.00
Members: $19.00


Despite the continued research and education on malnutrition, there remain challenges in accurately diagnosing and documenting this diagnosis correctly for patient and financial reimbursement benefit. This webinar was chosen as a platform for providing success stories and strategies on how physicians, dietitians and clinical documentation specialists can collaborate together to diagnosis and document malnutrition appropriately. The faculty will present collaboratively by interacting with one another to address malnutrition and diagnosis and documentation strategies.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the importance of diagnosing and documenting malnutrition correctly and how it relates to a medical institution.
  • Expound on strategies utilized by the dietitian in relaying the malnutrition diagnosis to the physician, so that the diagnosis is documented in the patient’s chart.
  • Describe how the provider and documentation specialist can work together to ensure accurate, complete and appropriate coding/billing for the malnutrition diagnosis.


  • Vaughn Matacale, MD, CCDS, Director, Clinical Documentation Advisor Program; Chair, PSI Committee; Hospitalist; ACDIS Advisory Board Member, Vidant Medical Center, Greenville, North Carolina
  • Jennifer Quartarolo, MD, Clinical Professor, Division of Hospital Medicine, Medical Director, Clinical Documentation, UC San Diego
  • Ashley Strickland, RDN, LDN, CNSC, Adult Clinical Dietitian Supervisor, Trauma/Surgical Intensive Care Dietitian, Vidant Medical Center, Greenville, NC


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