Q&A: If a mechanically altered diet is being trialed during a speech therapy visit to facilitate oral intake, could K0510C, mechanically altered diet, be coded on the MDS? AAPACN Billing and Reimbursement / MDS 3.0 and the RAI Process / NAC / Q&A January 11, 2022 January 11, 2022 Share via: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Question: We are seeking clarification on MDS item K0510C, mechanically altered diet. If a resident is being trialed on a mechanically altered diet or given thickened liquids provided during a speech therapy visit to facilitate...Oops! This is member-only content. Please login, sign up for a full membership, or sign up for a free 30-day trial membership to access this content.