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June 19, 2017
The American Medical Association will lobby the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to allow continuing care retirement communities to initiate investment models of accountable care organizations if its board of trustees approves a...
June 15, 2017
The Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has named Christopher E. Laxton, CAE, Executive Director of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, to the Board of Examiners for the 2017 Malcolm...
June 12, 2017
Cheryl Phillips, MD, is leaving her position as senior vice president for public policy and health services at LeadingAge to become president and CEO of the SNP Alliance, a national nonprofit organization with members including special needs managed...
June 12, 2017
“These amendments will open up a lot more transparency for residents who choose to sign these agreements,” Susan Levy, former president at the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, which represents nursing home physicians, told...
May 30, 2017
As the disease progresses in patients with dementia, it is recommended that goals of care be reassessed to meet changing needs. Especially as these patients near end-of-life, goals generally shift from disease-targeted therapies to a more palliative...
May 26, 2017
While long-term care providers remain concerned about President Donald Trump's proposed budget, other smaller programs are also a target. AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine said it was concerned about many parts of the...
May 25, 2017
AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine expresses great concern with elements of the Administration’s fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget that would negatively impact the frail older adults the Society’s members and stakeholders serve...
May 23, 2017
A group of more than 75 national organizations are encouraging Senate legislators to “reject” the American Health Care Act in the interest of protecting the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
May 18, 2017
Mariner Health Central, Inc. solidified its commitment to providing patient-centered consulting services to its client facilities by retaining Dr. Karl Steinberg as its first Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Steinberg’s impressive bio includes an AB in...
May 17, 2017
A fresh look at how Do-Not-Hospitalize (DNH) orders affect the movement of skilled nursing care residents shows those residents with such directives experienced significantly fewer transfers to hospitals or emergency departments (EDs). Report...