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March 31, 2017

The Annual Call for Measures and Activities for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) track of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) will be open through June 30. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) encourages clinicians, measure stewards, organizations, and other stakeholders to identify and submit measures and...

April 1, 2017

My name is Heidi White. I am the new President of AMDA – The Society of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care...

Resolution I17 THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED , that AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, due to foreseeable unintended litigation and regulatory consequences, oppose the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel recommended change...
Resolution G17 THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED , that AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long Term Medicine adopt as policy the following: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain...
Resolution D17 THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED , that AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine work with the American Medical Association (AMA), American Health Care Association (AHCA), Leading Age and other interested parties to...
Resolution C17 THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED , AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine join with other professional organizations (including but not limited to the American Medical Association, American College of Physicians, American...
Resolution B17 THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED , that AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine promotes and advocates for an “Integrated Care” model for Assisted Living, in which top leadership is comprised of professionals skilled in...
March 24, 2017

This week, the House of Representatives plans on voting on the American Health Care Act (AHCA) legislation which would repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The path to passage, however, has been met with challenges after President Trump was unable to make a deal with the House Freedom Caucus. The Caucus was hoping to have items...

March 24, 2017

According to the 2015 Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) Report, the denial rate for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) increased from 6.9% in 2014 to 11% in 2015 due to missing or incomplete certification/recertification:

  • Statement must contain need for skilled services that can only be provided in SNF/swing-bed on a daily
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