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Examine malnutrition’s effect on COVID-19 patients

Alba Kuqi, MD, CICA, CCS, CDIP, CCDS, CRCR, CSMC, MSHIM, RHIA, says with recent audit activity and the Office of Inspector General’s continued scrutiny of malnutrition diagnoses, it’s important to dig into the coding and documentation requirements for this tricky diagnosis, particularly in the case of COVID-19 patients.

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