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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...

August 10, 2016

FDA released an updated statement including a voluntary recallExternal Web Site Icon of all of liquid products manufactured by PharmaTech and distributed by: Rugby, Major, Bayshore, Metron, Centurion, and Virtus. Read more.

Recorded Webinar: Meeting the Challenge of Younger Adults in Long-Term Care Date: July 27, 2016 Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm ET Speaker: Rebecca L. Ferrini , MD, MPH, CMD This program highlights issues with the fastest growing populations in the long-term...
“We need them to work with us to demonstrate and communicate to others their successes with the Choosing Wisely campaign.” To move forward on this goal, the ABIM Foundation recently announced a new component of the Choosing Wisely campaign—the...
July 15, 2016

The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 (CARA) was sponsored by Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and was recently passed with bi-partisan support in both Houses of Congress. The bill, which the President...

This session will provide an overview of the Texas Medicaid 1115 Waiver Program and how this has afforded opportunities to develop new models of interprofessional geriatrics care for underserved Medicaid and dually eligible populations in Texas...
March 2009 I. Introduction Issues related to transitioning patients across sites of care increasingly have been in the national spotlight. There is evidence that poor transitions may result in adverse outcomes such as an avoidable re-hospitalization...
March 2010 I. Introduction The purpose of this white paper is to recognize and emphasize the importance of efficient patient-centered processes for transferring patients from the acute-care hospital (ACH) to skilled nursing facility/nursing facility...
March 2016 Introduction The purpose of this White Paper is to provide a context for approaching the challenge of evaluating the capacity for consent for sexual activity by persons with dementia residing in long term care (LTC) facilities. This area...