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We want to bring 70 PA/LTC practitioners to Phoenix to train the next generation of the PA/LTC workforce. Learn more about the Futures Program here . It takes a compassionate and patient individual to work with the PA/LTC population. As you know,...
November 4, 2016

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is tracking the progress of the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes by reviewing publicly reported measures. The official measure is the percentage of long-stay nursing home...

November 4, 2016

“All of us need to undo some long-term brainwashing that makes people think that antibiotics can do everything or that they can’t hurt. We have to help people move from thinking about antibiotics as something to use ‘just in case’ to ‘only when necessary,’” says Robin Jump, MD, PhD, presenter at a Society webinar on “Antibiotic Stewardship,” on...

October 4, 2016

Nurse Assist, Inc. announced today that it is voluntarily recalling all unexpired lots of I.V. Flush Syringes due to a potential link to Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia) bloodstream infections with the product. Please click here for more information.

October 7, 2016
  • Last week, the House and Senate passed a continuing resolution to keep the federal government funded at current levels through December 9. President Obama signed the legislation, averting a government shutdown. Both chambers are now in recess through Election Day.
  • Thanks to the Societies’ efforts from Hill Day, Congressman Robert
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September 14, 2016

 

This election season, let’s make sure that it’s easy for...

September 9, 2016

The updated Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) 30-Day Potentially Preventable Readmission (PPR) Measure estimates the risk-standardized rate of unexpected PPRs within 30 days for...

August 23, 2016

On August 23, 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report on sepsis that will focus on preventing infections that lead to sepsis and the importance of sepsis early recognition. The report will be release as part of CDC’s Vital Signs series, which focuses on critical public health issues. This monthly report CDC...

August 19, 2016

Spotlight: Grading COPD Recommendations

Health Policy Advisor: Society Comments on CMS Patient Relationship Categories and Codes Feedback Request; CMS Updates Nursing Home Five-Star Quality Ratings; Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice: Public Comment Period Ends September 1; Open Payments: Limited Time for Physicians to Dispute 2015...

How can a facility send anemic patients out for blood transfusions without having them admitted to the hospital? This was the challenge Hebrew Home at Riverdale in Bronx, NY, faced, and medical director Zachary Palace, MD, CMD, discovered that some...