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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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March 24, 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently posted new resources on the Educational Resources webpage to help clinicians successfully participate in the first year of the Quality Payment Program, including:

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March 24, 2017

Qualified Clinical Data Registries, or QCDRs, are keys to Medicare’s new payment system in that they collect clinical data for the purpose of patient and disease tracking. But what do we need to know about QCDRs, where can they be found, what are the requirements for successful reporting, and why t are they so important for clinical practices?...

March 24, 2017

On March 15, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of Minority Health and the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy at the Health Resources and Service Administration introduced Connected Care, an educational initiative to raise awareness of the benefits of Chronic Care Management (CCM) services for Medicare...

March 24, 2017

This week the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued an interim final rule delaying the effective date of the Advancing Care Coordination Through Episode Payment Models (EPMs); Cardiac Rehabilitation Incentive Payment Model; &...