When should you seek a nephrology consultation in patients with renal failure?
Dana Tiganu, MD, brings a fresh perspective to the field.
Although nutrition is one of the most basic human needs, it’s often overlooked in the hospital. Studies have shown that, on average, enteral feeding meets only 50% of patients’ nutritional requirements, and it’s not uncommon for substantial caloric deficits to accumulate in the first week after hospital admission, experts say.
In accordance with a law passed by Congress late in 2006, physicians and other eligible professionals are able to receive bonus payments of a percentage (increased to 2%) of their total allowed Medicare charges, subject to a cap, by submitting information for defined quality measures.