Dietitian involvement resolves malnutrition query quandary

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April 1, 2012

While most CDI specialists know to query for conditions related to malnutrition, such as obesity and cachexia, programs frequently ignore dietitians’ documentation and keep dietary professionals out of the coding/querying conversation when they should be partners at the table.



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