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White Paper B11 Background and Purpose Nationwide, nursing facility care is changing from long-term custodial care of frail elders to complicated and resource-intensive post-hospital care. The population of people receiving care in nursing...
Introduction In 1974, in response to identified quality of care problems, Medicare regulations first required a physician to serve as medical director in skilled nursing facilities and to be responsible for the medical care provided in those...
1. Introduction Many residents of nursing facilities and other long-term care settings are cognitively impaired and thus may be incapable of making decisions about their medical care. Clinicians providing care for these residents must rely on...
Introduction The American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) was founded on the premise that physician involvement in long term care is essential to the delivery of quality long term care. Attending physicians should lead the clinical decision-...
AMDA Board of Directors President 2016-2017 Susan M. Levy, MD, CMD, AGSF, wants patients and their families to start asking their nursing homes and other facilities if their medical director is an AMDA Certified Medical Director (CMD). “It’s also...
This webinar addresses the prevalence of diabetes in nursing home residents and introduces the challenges of co-morbidity, functional debility, prognosis, and risks of mortality associated with tight glucose control in this population. The concept...
Introduction As a group, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) older adults are members of a minority and historically disadvantaged sector of society. Most have spent the majority of their lives hiding sexual orientation and gender identity...
Resolution D92 Becomes Policy March 1992 AMDA resolves that a "medically necessary" visit to a Medicare/Medicaid resident in a nursing facility be defined as a visit subsequent to the following circumstances or resident conditions: There is a change...
Resolution D94 THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that AMDA work with the Drug Enforcement Administration to amend the Code of Federal Regulations to allow for pharmacy service providers to use medication orders from the patient’s chart in a place of an...
Resolution B95 Becomes Policy 1995 The American Medical Directors Association resolves to pursue a clarification of benefits to be offered in long term care settings; and be it further RESOLVED, that the definition of terminal illness be better...