Academy Highlights Malnutrition in Feedback to CMS

07/10/2020 - The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics urges the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to include the Global Malnutrition Composite Score Measure in the 2020/2021 Measures Under Consideration List due to its ability to support the desired outcomes of the proposed changes by reducing readmissions and length-of-stay, improve health and lower costs.

The Academy is the measure steward of the Global Composite Score Measure, which was recently submitted for consideration to the 2020/2021 Measures Under Consideration cycle in response to the call from CMS. The composite measure focuses on adults 65 years and older admitted to inpatient service who receive care appropriate to their level of malnutrition risk/and or malnutrition diagnosis (with proper identification and assessment). The Global Composite Score Measure will provide an opportunity to reduce cost by providing a nutrition-focused quality improvement program standardizing malnutrition care.

Read the Academy's letter.