The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has approved inclusion of new Malnutrition Quality Measures into two Qualified Clinical Data Registries (QCDRs) for RDNs to participate in the 2020 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). The new Malnutrition Quality Measures included in the Premier Clinician Performance Registry and the U.S. Wound Registry promote health care team collaboration with measures for physician and RDN reporting. These measures are for MIPS reporting via QCDRs and do not replace the previous four (4) malnutrition eCQMs and the Global Malnutrition Composite Score measure (composite measure). For more information, listen to the QCDR Microlearning Overview and review the FAQs.
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Malnutrition Quality Measures for Reporting into a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR)
The Academy has stewarded four new Malnutrition Quality Measures into two Qualified Clinical Data Registries (QCDRs) for RDNs to participate for 2020 in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). The measure includes physicians reporting with the referral to an RDN of preoperative patients who are identified to be at risk for malnutrition and appropriate diagnoses of malnutrition; and RDNs directly reporting completed nutrition assessments with recommendations and interventions for patients identified to be at risk for malnutrition.
Premier Clinician Performance Registry Measure Specifications
- PINC 55: Appropriate Documentation of a Malnutrition Diagnosis
- PINC 56: Assessment of Nutritionally At-Risk Patients for Malnutrition and Development of Nutrition Recommendations/Interventions by a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
U. S. Wound Registry Measure Specifications