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Master malnutrition definitions, coding rules

Briefings on Coding Compliance Strategies, November 1, 2014

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Malnutrition is at its most basic level any nutritional imbalance. While it can be overnutrition, such as being overweight, obese, or morbidly obese, providers more commonly equate malnutrition with undernutrition, which is a continuum of inadequate intake, impaired absorption, altered transport, and altered nutrient utilization.

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