Academy Urges CMS to Adopt the Malnutrition Quality Measures

06/23/2022 - The Academy supported the inclusion of the Global Malnutrition Composite Score as well as other measures addressing Social Determinants of Health in recent comments submitted on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' 2023 Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System.

Additionally, the Academy urged CMS to acknowledge and account for the increased amount of staff time, cost and resource utilization when factoring SDOH diagnosis codes into the MS-DRG system. Finally, the Academy provided insights on the link between climate change, SDOH, access to care, food security and health equity.

Read the Academy's comments.