February 6, 2020
CHICAGO – The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is collaborating with Intellicure, Inc. - U.S. Wound Registry to help make it easier for clinicians in ambulatory, small group practices, surgical specialties and private practice to comply with reporting malnutrition quality measures to government agencies.
The U.S. Wound Registry is one of two qualified clinical data registries with malnutrition measures that satisfy reporting requirements under the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 2020 Merit-based Incentive Payment System reporting program. These measures, stewarded by the Academy, serve to promote collaboration between registered dietitian nutritionists and physicians in reporting improvements in quality.
The malnutrition measures provide an opportunity for registered dietitian nutritionists to obtain credit for screening, assessment and nutritional recommendations, and for physicians who obtain pre-operative nutritional recommendations from registered dietitian nutritionists prior to surgical procedures.
“The malnutrition measures reporting system presents an enormous opportunity for registered dietitian nutritionists across the U.S. to successfully assess and treat malnourished patients while at the same time being incentivized for their efforts,” said registered dietitian nutritionist and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics President Terri J. Raymond.
The goals of these reporting measures are better patient care, identifying patients at risk for malnutrition and aiding in the reduction of hospital readmissions of patients with malnutrition.
“The Academy’s collaboration with the U.S. Wound Registry further solidifies our commitment to improving health and advancing the profession of nutrition and dietetics through research, education and advocacy,” Raymond said.
U.S. Wound Registry is making the following two quality measures available to users:
- Assessment of Nutritionally At-Risk Patients for Malnutrition and Development of Nutrition Recommendations/Interventions by a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (Quality Measure for Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Merit-based Incentive Payment System Reporting)
- Obtaining Preoperative Nutritional Recommendations from a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in Nutritionally At-Risk Surgical Patients (Quality Measure for Physician Merit-based Incentive Payment System Reporting)
About the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Representing more than 100,000 credentialed nutrition and dietetics practitioners, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The Academy is committed to improving the nation’s health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy. Visit the Academy at www.eatright.org.
About Intellicure, Inc.-U.S. Wound Registry
Intellicure, Inc. is a privately held medical software company located in The Woodlands, TX. Intellicure’s world-class EHR was developed by clinicians for clinicians specifically for use in chronic disease environments such as Wound Care and Podiatry practices. Intellicure partners with the Chronic Disease Registry, which operates the U.S. Wound Registry and U.S. Podiatry Registry, among others. The U.S. Wound Registry and U.S. Podiatry Registry are part of the Chronic Disease Registry, one of the nation's largest Qualified Clinical Data Registries.